[buug] Books for BUUG and ...

Michael Paoli Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu
Wed Feb 19 21:13:42 PST 2014

I've got some books to distribute to some user groups - including BUUG.
These are review copies from Pearson Education (they'd of course quite
appreciate if you write a review - especially on Amazon.com for the
particular title and edition).

Anyway, books - first of all, I received comp codes for electronic
versions of these - see below section

references/excerpts/(slightly redacted):
----- Forwarded message from <redacted>@pearson.com -----
      Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:44:14 -0500
      From: <redacted>@pearson.com>
   Subject: ((download codes)): Linux User Group // Jan '14 Publisher
Offer- New Releases from Addison-Wesley, Prentice Hall & SAMS
        To: "Michael Paoli" <Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu>

Hi Michael, thanks for sharing your thought process on what would be best
for you to receive. I've placed your UPS Ground order for the paper copies
and below are single-user codes for each book/video along with
corresponding user download **instructions.

--New 7th Edition, "A Practical Guide to Fedora and **Red Hat** Enterprise
Linux" by Mark Sobell (Pearson/Prentice Hall
User #1 Code: <redacted>
User #2 Code: <redacted>

-- (Digital-only VIDEO) "*Linux System Administration LiveLessons*"
presented by Ben Whaley
(Pearson/Prentice Hall Professional);
User #1 Code: <redacted>
User #2 Code: <redacted>

--"Unleashed: 2014 Edition" by Matthew Helmke (Pearson/SAMS);
User #1 Code: <redacted>
User #2 Code: <redacted>

**USER INSTRUCTIONS for InformIT Product Downloads:

Please create a user account on our publisher site, InformIT (
informit.com/join) Log into InformIT and on your Account page, find the
"Digital Product Voucher" box in the right column. Enter this code and
click Submit. (The product and download link will display under "Digital
----- End forwarded message -----

I've also got shipment coming which I'm hoping I'll be able to
receive before the BUUG meeting tomorrow, and if so I'll likely
bring some title(s) from that shipment.  That shipment likely includes
some or all of these titles:

references/excerpts/(slightly redacted):
----- Forwarded message from heather.fox at pearson.com -----
     Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2014 17:14:34 -0500
     From: <redacted>@pearson.com>
  Subject: Linux User Group // Jan '14 Publisher Offer- New Releases  
from Addison-Wesley, Prentice Hall & SAMS
       To: "Michael Paoli" <Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu>

Hello LUG Leader, I hope your 2014 is off to an excellent start!

I'm writing now to offer review copies of relevant new products for the
benefit of your Linux User Group.

NEW RELEASE OFFERS (we also have new titles on web dev topics including
JavaScript, jQuery, HTML & CSS- please let me know if these would likewise
interest your group):

-- (PRINT bundled with DVD) New 7th Edition, "*A Practical Guide to Fedora
and **Red Hat** Enterprise Linux"* by Mark Sobell (Pearson/Prentice Hall
Professional, Jan. 2014, ISBN
); *Summary: In this comprehensive guide, one of the world's leading Linux
experts brings together all the knowledge and real-world insights needed to
master and succeed with today's versions of Fedora or Red Hat Enterprise
Linux (coverage of Fedora 19 and RHEL 7 (beta). Best-selling author Mark
Sobell explains Linux clearly and effectively, focusing on skills readers
actually need as a user, programmer, or administrator. In 29 chapters, he
teaches how to install and configure Linux from the accompanying DVD
(Fedora 19), navigate its graphical user interface, provide file/printer
sharing, configure network servers, secure Linux desktops and networks,
work with the command line, administer Linux efficiently, and automate
administration using Python and *bash*. Publisher page:
http://www.informit.com/store/practical-guide-to-fedora-and-red-hat-enterprise-linux-9780133477436; Custom  

-- (PRINT bundled with DVD) "*Ubuntu **Unleashed: 2014 Edition*" by Matthew
Helmke (Pearson/SAMS, Nov. 2013, ISBN 9780672336935); *Summary: This latest
edition covers Ubuntu 13.10 and the forthcoming 14.04, and is bundled with
a DVD containing Ubuntu 13.10. Author Matt Helmke exhaustively covers
installation, configuration, productivity, multimedia, development, system
administration, server operations, networking, virtualization, security,
DevOps, and more. Helmke served from 2006 to 2011 on the Ubuntu Forum
Council, providing leadership and oversight of the Ubuntu Forums, and has
written about Ubuntu for several magazines and websites, as well as being
the lead author of "The Official Ubuntu Book". Publisher page:
Sample Chapters: "Introduction" & Chp #9, "Managing Software":

-- (VIDEO) "*Linux System Administration LiveLessons*" presented by Ben Whaley
(Pearson/Prentice Hall Professional, Dec. 2013, ISBN 9780133551310);
*Summary: Ben Whaley provides novice Linux users with 5+ hours of
step-by-step training covering essential system administration
responsibilities and skills. The content comprises (9) video lessons
featuring command-line examples and conceptual discussion. The video
tutorials offer practical advice for real world system administration, such
as encouraging the use of shell shortcuts and automation to reduce tedious
manual tasks and improve administrative efficiency. Ben is a co-author of
the *UNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook (*a latter edition of
the original classic Evi Nemeth text) He has been managing Linux systems
since 1999 and is a Red Hat Certified Engineer. Publisher page inc. sample

-- (PRINT) "*The Technical and Social History of Software Engineering*" by
Capers Jones (Pearson/Addison-Wesley Professional, Dec. 2013, ISBN
9780321903426); *Summary: Pioneering practitioner Capers Jones has written
the definitive history of this world-changing industry. Drawing on several
decades as a leading researcher and innovator, he illuminates the field's
broad sweep of progress and its many eras of invention.  Decade by decade,
Jones examines trends, companies, winners, losers, new technologies,
productivity/quality issues, methods, tools, languages, risks, and more.
Inspired by Paul Starr's Pulitzer Prize-winning *The Social Transformation
of American Medicine*, Jones' new book is a tour de force-a compelling read
for anyone who wants to understand how software became what it is today.
Publisher page:
Sample Chapter #1: "Prelude: Computing from Ancient Times to the Modern
----- End forwarded message -----

So yes, I likely expect to receive shipment tomorrow containing at least
some of the above:
references/excerpts/(slightly redacted):
----- Forwarded message from <redacted>@ups.com -----
     Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2014 09:04:19 -0500 (EST)
     From: "UPS My Choice" <mcinfo at ups.com>
  Subject: UPS My Choice Delivery Alert
       To: michael.paoli at cal.berkeley.edu

Your shipment(s) listed below is scheduled for delivery tomorrow.

Scheduled Delivery Date: Thursday, 02/20/2014

If the scheduled delivery needs to be changed, select the Tracking  
Number below or log on to ups.com to request a delivery change (e.g.  
reschedule or reroute) from the tracking detail.

Shipment 1
Tracking Number: <redacted>

Delivery Commitment: by End of Day
UPS Service: UPS Ground
----- End forwarded message -----

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