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PC Burn: Book Review - Linux Debugging and Performance Tuning (Tips and Techniques)

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"This technical reference book covers similar subject matter to Self Service Linux: Mastering the Art of Problem Determination (which we recently reviewed). But where Self Service Linux was tightly focused on debugging problems, Linux Debugging and Performance Tuning takes a look at finding performance snags and tweaking them out of a system.

"It's target audience is developers and programmers, the people responsible for debugging program and system code. Subjects covered progress from system performance profiling with basic Linux tools such as 'time' on through advanced topics such as using oprofile and User Mode Linux in debugging performance issues..."

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Mad Penguin: For Beginners Only: A Review of Point & Click Linux

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" If you are looking for a book that will help a timid beginner explore Linux, your best choice is Point & Click Linux by Robin "Roblimo" Miller. As the title of this review suggests, it is ONLY for beginners. Intermediate users will not find all that much useful information here, unless it is a breezy overview of some features that you kinda knew existed, but weren't sure what they did or basically how to use them. But for newbies who might think that the CD-ROM is a cup holder, this book will teach them the very rudimentary basics of point and click linux. The title says it all. WYSIWYG..."

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