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LinuxPlanet: Linux Books: The Best and the Brightest

Aug 19, 2002, 17:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dee-Ann LeBlanc)

"Ultimately, it is the publisher that decides when and whether a book will be updated. That update isn't going to happen until the book has not only earned back the money that was spent in its making, but has earned on top of that whatever the publisher considers to be a solid profit margin. I'm not the only author who's had an award-winning book go out of date and then extinct from sheer lack of sales.

"Books do continue coming out regardless of the ups and downs of the economy, however, and people fortunately continue buying them. Some of the ones that the Linux crowd makes heavy use of are old favorites, updated for today, and others are new. Let's take a look at some of the best and the brightest stars in the Linux book sky. Be sure to look in all of the sections, because I may have something in, say, the Newbies section that an experienced user would actually find useful as well.

"Some of the books listed in this article are strictly Linux, some are for Unix in general, and some are related items that Linux enthusiasts found particularly useful. I'll include the full titles and ISBNs to try to help you in your searches, but keep in mind that if there's a newer edition at some point, that edition will have a new ISBN..."

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