FW: O'Reilly Releases New Edition of "Unix CD Bookshelf"
brandon at squareonedesign.com
Thu Feb 24 14:16:15 CST 2000
Here is another book from O'Reilly. And, again, I've already requested a
copy. It is the "Unix CD Bookshelf" which I expect will be another popular
See you tomorrow,
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E brandon at squareonedesign.com
From: Denise Olliffe [mailto:deniseo at oreilly.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2000 1:42 PM
To: brandon at squareonedesign.com
Subject: O'Reilly Releases New Edition of "Unix CD Bookshelf"
For immediate release
For free review copy, contact Denise Olliffe
(707) 829-0515 ext. 339 or deniseo at oreilly.com
New Edition of O'Reilly's "UNIX CD Bookshelf" Released
Sebastopol, CA-You know that one of the O'Reilly UNIX books provides a
solution to your pressing problem, but you can't remember which one. Or
you're working at home or off-site, and you don't want to lug a
shelf-full of books with you. Or maybe you don't yet have the complete
O'Reilly library of UNIX books, and you don't have the shelf space to
Computer professionals increasingly rely on the Web, online help, and
other online information sources to solve information pain. The second
edition of O'Reilly's "Unix CD Bookshelf" provides convenient online
access to updates of your favorite books on your CD-ROM drive. The CD
has a master index for all six books and a powerful search engine-and
all the text is extensively hyper-linked-so you can find what you're
looking for quickly. Packaged with the hard copy of "Unix in a
Nutshell", it takes up less than 2 inches of bookshelf space, and when
you're on the run, you can just grab the CD and go. The six included
books, purchased separately, would retail for $175.70, but "The Unix CD
Bookshelf, Second Edition" package retails for only $69.95.
The CD-ROM contains the complete text of:
* UNIX in a Nutshell: 3rd Edition
* UNIX Power Tools, 2nd Edition (with software)
* Learning the UNIX Operating System, 4th Edition
* Learning the vi Editor, 6th Edition
* sed & awk, 2nd Edition
* Learning the Korn Shell
Formatted in HTML, "The UNIX CD Bookshelf, Second Edition" can be read
by any Web browser. The books are fully searchable and
cross-referenced. In addition to individual indexes for each book, a
master index for the entire library is provided.
What the critics said about the previous edition:
"Elegant . . . on my list of Unix training essentials" --David Evnull,
PC Pro, June 1999
"A collection of six classic O'Reilly works, (that every UNIX geek probably
has propped next to the coke machine) on a single CD. Hats off to the
editors in Sebastopol, CA". --Mark Hall, Performance Computing, February
What readers said ...
"I just got a job with an UNIX consulting firm, and so I started
wishing I could have the O'Reilly books on my notebook - I can't hardly
carry them to each customer site! I suppose that I'm behind the times,
but I just discovered your CD Bookshelf series. Exactly what I need, so
I'm going to order all three of them. Great idea!"
"I pop in the CD while I work on some Unix stuff. It saves time and
hassle. I get more ideas and learn new things in a unique way."
"Simply a great set - hyper-linked refs, outstanding value...this CD
from O'Reilly is unbeatable. The Unix Power Tools alone is worth a lot
more $s than the CD itself."
"THANK GOD FOR THIS CDROM!!! I feel that this CDROM should be in every
user's PC. I have never been able to reference material as easily and
as quickly as I can in this CDROM. No matter what scenario I'm looking
for, it's in one of the books on the CD ROM. Yesterday, I couldn't
figure out how to rename all of my files in my directory from an old
extension .new to a new extension .old. All I did then was pop in this
CDROM, type in that I want the search engine to search all 6 books, and
type keywords RENAME AND FILE AND SED (I had a feeling Sed would help
me), and BOOM, there's my information in two seconds FLAT!! This is the
deal of the century!"
"Worth investing in, reclaims shelf space... Definitely worth the
investment, cheaper than buying the hard copy editions, and easier to
use as a reference. Five stars."
"Each of the six books by themselves are pretty good, the compilation
and HTML format makes this, by far, the easiest and most comprehensive
Unix reference material available."
"I am a traveling consultant - taking a whole library of reference
materials was not possible. I of course carried the hardcopy "Unix in a
Nutshell". With the Unix CD Bookshelf, I have an excellent set of books
at my fingertips without weighing down my suitcase. The search engine
is excellent, very unintrusive."
For more detailed information on the books included on the CD, and
their authors, see:
For a cover graphic in jpeg format, go to:
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The UNIX CD Bookshelf, 2nd Edition
By O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.
2nd Edition February 2000 (US)
1-56592-815-6, 624 pages, $69.95, Features CD-ROM
order at oreilly.com
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