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Review: Learning Python, 4th Edition

http://www.linux-tutorial.info

I just wrote a review for Linux in a Nutshell, 6th Edition and commented that it seemed as if each successive edition acquired more pages. In the Linux book's case, it isn't true, but it is true in the case of Lutz's book. In fact, between the 3rd and current edition, the book has expanded some 466 pages. Good grief, what accounts for such growth?

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Created by tisha 4 years 36 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 35 weeks ago
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The Art of Community Available For Free Download

http://www.jonobacon.org

When I started work on The Art of Community I was really keen that it should be a body of work that all communities have access to. My passion behind the book was to provide a solid guide to building, energizing and enabling pro-active, productive and enjoyable communities.

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[Coming November 2009] Autotools: A Developer's Guide to GNU Autoconf, Automake, and Libtool

http://nostarch.com

"The GNU Autotools (the GNU Build System) is a group of utilities designed to make it easy for developers to create software that is portable across many Unix-like operating systems. Unfortunately, most Autotools documentation is merely reference material, and a serious guide to the tools is needed.

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Transforming Power: From the Personal to the Political

http://transformingpower.ca

«...Envisioning and creating a new world in the soil of the old is critical to building movements for change in a society where cynicism and fear are so widespread.This vision emerges not always from thinkers on the Left but also from a broad range of actors and thinkers from the *practioners of free software* who are creating horizontal networked economic models...» — via

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Created by can.axis 4 years 44 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 44 weeks ago
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P2P vs. Hollywood

http://blog.p2pfoundation.net

« By way of caveat, let me get out front with the admission that this review involves mainly aspects of the “future history” scenario I find most intriguing, rather than with the story line or characters.While I can get into a good story, I generally read near-future sci fi with a view primarily to the usable ideas for organizing society or for explaining the direction things are going in...

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4 Linux Books For Beginners

http://webupd8.blogspot.com

Here are 4 Linux books which are ideal for a beginner:

1. A Newbie’s Initiation To Linux – Download (1.90MB)
2. Introduction to Linux – A hands on guide – Download (1.52MB)
3. Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference – Download (2.13MB)
4. GNU/Linux Command−Line Tools Summary – Download (682.45KB)

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Producing a book with Scribus: useful tips

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

While working on my own book for Apress, Free Software for Creative People, I've also been typesetting a 240 page poetry book by Richard McKane using Scribus, for the publisher Hearing Eye. Years ago I used to use Quark Xpress for this sort of project, so I was pleased to find out that free software can now do the same job.

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Free Book Review: Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference

http://tuxarena.blogspot.com

Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference is a free book written by Keir Thomas, the well-known author of Beginning Ubuntu Linux and co-author of Ubuntu Kung Fu, two popular books about Ubuntu Linux. His latest book is called Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference and it is available as a free PDF download from the official website, or as print edition from Amazon.com for USD 11,99.

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Review: Coders at Work

http://jfm3-repl.blogspot.com

"Peter Seibel has given me a sneak peek at his new book Coders at Work. Allow me to beat my colleague Xach to the punch by saying This book is dead sexy. When it comes out, you should definitely get a copy. Seibel is a good writer and a good programmer, and I'm a big fan of his last book Practical Common Lisp. You should get that book too.

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The Book vs. The Kindle

https://www.eff.org

San Francisco bookstore Green Apple Books has put together a series of humorous videos that point up the advantages of paper books over Amazon's Kindle e-book reader.

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Created by zarkovic 4 years 48 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 48 weeks ago
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Writing a book with the help of the Sakai free software community

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

This article is about writing a book with the help of the free software community. The book in question is Sakai Courseware Management with the main authors being Alan Berg (Me myself and I) and Michael Korcuska, the executive director of the Sakai Foundation.

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5 Excellent Downloadable eBooks To Teach Yourself Linux

http://www.makeuseof.com

So you have heard of all the advantages and geeky babble about how Linux is better and you have finally decided to try it? How about some free downloadable ebooks to teach yourself Linux, that you can download today? Would that help?

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Protect the freedom to read, end DRM on books

http://www.defectivebydesign.org

Amazon's recent remote deletion of 1984 and Animal Farm struck a nerve. There was something so undeniably creepy about a company entering hundreds of virtual bookshelves in the middle of the night and deleting "1984" (of all books!).

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Why 2024 Will Be Like Nineteen Eighty-Four

http://www.slate.com

Consider the legal difference between purchasing a physical book and buying one for your Kindle. When you walk into your local Barnes & Noble to pick up a paperback of Animal Farm, the store doesn't force you to sign a contract limiting your rights.

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Created by akf 4 years 50 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 50 weeks ago
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Giving Design Patterns a Second Chance: Ruby Edition

http://www.fiascode.com

Learning to program in Ruby is easy, but learning to program the "Ruby Way" is a much greater challenge. Reading Design Patterns in Ruby has certainly helped solidify my understanding of Ruby's idioms and is a great book for programmers who would like to take their Ruby skills to the next level.

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