Press Release: 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 indispensable books:
- Unix Power Tools, 3rd Edition
- Learning the Unix Operating System, 5th Edition
- Learning the vi Editor, 6th Edition
- Mac OS X for Unix Geeks
- Learning the Korn Shell, 2nd Edition
- sed & awk, 2nd Edition
- Unix in a Nutshell, 3rd Edition
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 Linux."
--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