Is this book too old?

Is this book too old?

Post by Qing G » Sun, 21 Jun 1992 00:57:42

Hello, everyone. I use some limited UNIX commands in my computer, but I have
never learned UNIX systematically. Recently I want to buy a UNIX book and
learn more about UNIX. Among the several books that I have had a look at in
bookstore and library, I feel "The UNIX C shell field guide" (by Gail Anderson
and Paul Anderson) is the best. But it was published in 1986,and I know
computer languages change very fast. So, is it still good enough and worth to
buy? Or instead, do you know any book which is better than the above one? A
UNIX learner needs experts' opinions.

Thank you.

Qing Guo


1. X Windows and my old old old old video card

Hi. The card in question is an ISA ATI Graphics Ultra Pro (with the mach32
engine). The particular monitor that I'm using is an AST Vision 4L, and I
managed to root through the AST website (talk about counterintuitive!) so
I could get the horiz and vert scan lines etc. I can't seem to get X setup
right, when I run probe, it complains about a missing clocks line. Is
there any doc which can EXPLAIN xf86config? A man page helps, but getting
the theory fundas would be even nicer.

I'm pleasantly surprised at the level of support the linux community
provides. Also, being something of a DOS/Windows junkie ;=( in the past,
i'd appreciate it if I could be told where to get my hands on info that'll
help me migrate better.

Aniruddha Shankar
BAngalore, India

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