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Old 09-14-2006, 02:51 PM   #1
Xx Skorch xX
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Answers for Linux by Patrick Regan


Hey guys I got this Linux book by Patrick Regan and it has questions at the end of each chapter but it only gives you the odd-numbered answers. Anybody got the even-numbered answers? the ISBN is 0-13-098459-0 in case you want to see the book I am talking about.
 
Old 09-15-2006, 08:09 AM   #2
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I could be wrong but isn't the point for you to work out the answers yourself?
 
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Old 09-15-2006, 09:36 AM   #3
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I could be wrong but isn't the point for you to work out the answers yourself?
I would normally agree but i find a good book will give an answer and explanation to the problem, otherwise how does he check if he's right or wrong?

(unless the even numbered ones are an exercise? in which case the results are the proof).

Of course only an igit would just read the answers and move on, not understanding WHY the answer is what it is or how it comes to be.

P.S i haven't had a question in about 7 years that a search engine could not answer (multiple sources confirming the same thing are usually reliable, and you often find good examples)
 
Old 09-19-2006, 09:57 AM   #4
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Ethics you are exactly right. I have no way of checking my answers except by the use of a search engine but theres way to many questions for that.
 
Old 09-19-2006, 10:55 AM   #5
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Ethics you are exactly right. I have no way of checking my answers except by the use of a search engine but theres way to many questions for that.

Perhaps the authors point is that it's VERY VERY VERY difficult to know everything you need to know about any subject (especially something developing as fast as Linux). So the next best thing is being able to work out where to obtain/reference some information, analyse it and conclude your own answers.

I realise i'm not helping your problem at all in that you want the answers but if you have too many questions to search then that would indicate you are just rolling through your answers with a right/wrong attitude, and not giving the time to research the why and how as i stated above, and i feel that is always a detrement to peoples learning.

Perhaps if you posted some of the questions and your answers people would be kind enough to help you out.

Note: this is not to say people are going to mark your answers for you, nor will they help if you say "what is the answer to n"

Good luck
 
  


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