Rescued by UNIX
COMPUTER BOOK REVIEW
Title:Rescued by UNIX; Augie Hansen; Jamsa Press;
ISBN: 1-884133-00-2; paperback, 254 pages;
Reviewer: A. T. Connellan, "A very helpful book, a
marked departure from many of the "how to" computer
knowledge books now on store shelves."
Unlock The Mysteries Of UNIX
Only a small percentage of computer users spend much
time with all that exotica available through Windows.
Few of us do spreadsheets, desk-top publishing, or
programming. Most write or word process, and then
maintain and manage our work in files.
Change is taking place however, for a growing number
computers are becoming education machines. For
example; if you use Bulletin Boards, the Internet, or work
for a small to large enterprise in an environment where
computer multi-user and multi-tasking are the
norm, then you are, or will become, familiar with UNIX.
UNIX, the big brother of operating systems, will run
Windows and DOS application programs, on one,
two, or up to hundreds of large, medium, and personal
sized computers, at any given time. It is the common
operating system around the world on the Internet.
If this sounds complex it is, but UNIX is a well proven
operating system, and your comfortable mastery of
its essential elements is just this one book away.
Augie Hansen has constructed a method for everyday
people like you and me to become productive with
UNIX from page one.
"Rescued by UNIX" is organized into 39 easily
understood lessons, in seven sections, built
sequentially upon each other in complexity. By the
end of the book, I found myself able to take on the
previously daunting task of working with the Shell
programming language to construct script files
to control a number of tasks and save time.
Jamsa [say it as in James not jam] Press are noted
for their clever use of color to highlight sections,
window reproductions, figures and illustrations.
It makes for a visually pleasing, brisk, easy,
They also prequalify their books through a
"skill level guide." This one is for beginners
in UNIX, as I was. Very helpful and a marked
departure from many of the "how to" computer
knowledge books now on store shelves.
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