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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: VBScript in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Paul Lomax, Ron Petrusha
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
VBscript in a Nutshell is great


If you are looking for a good language reference on VBScript, then this is it. I use this book to help me when writing ASP applications, and it is a life saver. Any programmer or systems admin (like me) should get this book. Would be nice if it had a few examples of how to use some of the objects. Other than that, it is a great book.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Microsoft Windows 2000 MCSE Core Requirements Training Kit (With CD-ROM)
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Authors:
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Neither here nor there


These MS books don't prepare you for tests well and they don't educate you about the products and technologies well. They *kinda* do both. If you want to learn about MS, buy their resource kits, which are excellent and inexpensive, and other references. If you want to pass the tests, go with some of those red cover books like exam cram.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Digital Photography All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))
Publisher: For Dummies
Authors: David D. Busch
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Report from a Digital Dummy


I'm very willing to admit that I may be the perfect customer for Dummy books that have to do with digital anything or computerized anything. I often feel hopeless. However, I have bought Dave Busch books before and now I look for them. This one is great as it combines Busch's wonderful way with explaining things to newbies with the Dummies format. I'm writing a book that has required me to work with old photos as well as take ones that can be used by publishers and transmitted by computer, too. I've had to learn to be a better photographer and also a better technician. This book addresses all the things I need from composition of good photographs to image manipulation with Photoshop and producing finished copies at home. I'm sure there's more to learn, but this book contains all the information for basic operations, and you can ignore the more advanced stuff or go on to it. Busch is also the best author out there for making an amateur like me feel confident about learning new skills.



Product: Book - Textbook Binding
Title: Design of the UNIX Operating System (Prentice Hall Software Series)
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Authors: Maurice J. Bach
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
The Best


This book is a bit dated but IMHO it is simply the best book on computer technology or computer science that I have ever read. It is not too abstract and explains how something actually works, yet it does not get lost in details. It concisely explains the fundamental data structures, algorithms, and ideas of a real operating system - one that has had a major impact on all major operating systems today.