January 29, 2003
Who Says You Can't Take it with You? O'Reilly Releases "Unix CD Bookshelf, Version 3.0"
Sebastopol, CA--If you've heard the phrase, "You can't take it with
you," you may have thought, sadly, that it referred to your trusted
shelf of O'Reilly Unix books. Thorough, reliable, and all-encompassing,
these books are unfortunately not especially portable en masse--unless,
of course, you have a copy of the Unix CD Bookshelf, Version 3.0
(O'Reilly, US $129.95).
The "Unix CD Bookshelf" keeps all the books that Unix users have come
to rely on right at their fingertips, wherever they may go. The newly
released Version 3.0 provides convenient online access to seven
The CD has a master index for all seven books and a powerful search
engine--with all the text extensively hyper-linked--so users can find
what they're looking for quickly. Packaged with the hard copy of "Unix
in a Nutshell, Third Edition," it takes up less than two inches of
bookshelf space. If you're on the run, you can just grab the CD and go.
The seven books included on the CD--well over 3,000 pages of useful
O'Reilly reference and tutorials--if purchased separately, would cost
more than $330 (US), but the "Unix CD Bookshelf, Version 3.0" retails
for only $129.95.
The "Unix CD Bookshelf" packs a stack of essential Unix books into one
comprehensive, immensely convenient, and portable small package. Next
time they say that you can't take it with you, you'll know better.
Praise for the previous edition:
"While the static pages of these books are exceedingly valuable, the
true power of The Bookshelf is unleashed with the included search
facility, which makes every book searchable, allowing users to quickly
mine information from some of O'Reilly's top titles. Want to know how
to copy files using tar? Merely enter tar and copy into the convenient
index page, and the article,'Copying Directory Trees with tar' from
'Unix Power Tools,' pops up. As if the collective texts of these
invaluable books coupled with a search facility was not enough, a print
copy of 'Unix in a Nutshell' is also included. The 'Unix CD Bookshelf'
is a must for any Unix beginner who hasn't been previously exposed to
the usefulness of these wonderful books. It makes for a verbose yet
portable Unix desk reference that will surely save Unix users hours of
time. At $69.95, it is also a bargain compared to the aggregate price
of the individual titles."
--Derek Vadala, Linux Journal, April 27, 2000
"I was very impressed with the quality of the product and would
recommend it for all Linux users as the information is also relevant in
--Steve Coe, Canada Computers, December 2000
"It really goes without saying that this bookshelf collection will be
most useful to the internet technician."
--C.C. Dolliway, Software World, December 2000
"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 1999
Unix CD Bookshelf, Version 3.0
O'Reilly & Associates
ISBN 0-596-00392-7, 614 pages, $129.95 (US), $201.95 (CAN), 92.50 (UK)
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