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Old 03-23-2013, 02:07 PM   #1
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Slackware Linux Essentials - dead tree edition. Worthy purchase?


This is pretty much a rhetorical question, as I think I will purchase it regardless, but what do other slackers here think about the (somewhat outdated) book from the Slackware store? Yes, I know about SlackDocs, but I do like holding a book in my hands. Plus, I know purchasing from the store goes towards keeping Slackware and Patrick afloat.

So, all of those considerations aside, is it still a good purchase?
 
Old 03-23-2013, 02:31 PM   #2
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Hi Eyeofliberty,So I prefer read in computer,'cause you can get the book in Internet and read then.But it's better to buy the book from store,You will get the book on your own hands and read in anywhere.Moreover you is helping the community.
 
Old 03-23-2013, 02:44 PM   #3
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Hello

Hard-copy books do go out of date very quickly when it comes to anything related to computers, but like you, I always prefer reading from a book rather than a computer monitor. I'd go for the book if you can get it for an agreeable price, then you can always resort to online reading whenever necessary.
 
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Hard-copy books do go out of date very quickly when it comes to anything related to computers...
I think this is less the case with Slackware, as the basics don't really change much, as compared to other distros that try to stay on the bleeding edge, rathering than favoring consistency and stability.
 
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I think this is less the case with Slackware, as the basics don't really change much
I tend to agree and continue to prefer real books over computer monitors when it's reasonable to choose them.
 
  


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