Win a copy of "Using Samba, Third Edition" AND a copy of "Beginning Ubuntu Linux"

Win a copy of "Using Samba, Third Edition" AND a copy of "Beginning Ubuntu Linux"

Sun, 2007-06-03 19:02 -- admin

This week we are giving away a copy of Using Samba, Third Edition by Gerald Carter, Jay Ts and Robert Eckstein AND a copy of Beginning Ubuntu Linux by Keir Thomas

All you need to do to enter is...

1) Read our terms and conditions.

2) LOGIN and post a comment on ANY article, blog entry or poll. We will choose the best comment made during the fortnight and the author of that comment will be this fortnight's winner.

Please remember we are more likely to pick what we consider to be an informative, well thought-out, interesting, funny or insightful comment as the winner.

Entries open on the 3rd of June 2007 and close on the 13th of June 2007.

Thanks go to _O’Reilly and Apress for providing these fantastic prizes._



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Submitted by Brian Masinick (not verified) on

I am generally quite positive on the majority of O'Reilly books - all of them that I own and many others that I have either reviewed or previewed.

Their strengths tend to be that they are very thorough and complete about subject matter. They tend to be most revelant to topics and information that is not subject to change frequently, but they do have a policy of occasionally releasing revisions of books that do change over time.

The one area that you may want to investigate before purchasing an O'Reilly book is whether it is a topic that requires very current information. It is difficult to research and keep such information right up to the minute. O'Reilly does have a number of on-line resources that help augment and supplement the content of their books.

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Submitted by cato59 on

Possibly the criteria for establishing what a book should have, to interest you,is the publishing date, and if there is any up-dated information. I would believe that Linux and Open source data is constantly being developed and evolved.

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Submitted by dock on

We have been using Samba for several years to provide an easily accessible environment on our UNIX servers. For the web environment, having both web server and file server on UNIX platforms makes synchronization much easier and safer. Only recently, did I personally become aware of the depth of services that Samba provides. The only scary thought in providing the "Windows" environment is that some burglars are always looking for windows of opportunity. ;-)

Dock Hoilman
Stafford, VA

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Submitted by hoyanf (not verified) on

It's good for those whom can afford to buy these books, they are priceless when the time comes to use them. Me I can't really afford O'reilly books yet maybe not at the moment. Most info i look for is from the web as the resource's are vast till sometime's you wouldn't really know which to use. Mostly wikipedia and google is a good start and of course o'reilly network not forgetting ibm...

Comprehensively these are good knowledgebase networks if you seek for information or solution base, as these people share their knowledge's to commnunity without thinking of returns... Some knowledge which people can buy to get it but for most cases you'd have to earn it to understand wholly...

I'd wish someday my country would realise the power of sharing as it's not only from OpenSource's commnunity but most parts of the world and not everyone can afford to pay for higher educations or certification...

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