[buug] Books for BUUG and ...

Michael Paoli Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu
Thu Feb 20 18:27:15 PST 2014

And yes, did receive the print books today, qty. 2 each of:
Ubuntu Unleashed: 2014 Edition
A Practical Guide to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux
The Technical and Social History of Software Engineering
details on those books, electronic publications, etc. further below,
and the above print books I received today I'll bring one of each to
this evening's BUUG meeting.

> From: "Michael Paoli" <Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu>
> Subject: Books for BUUG and ...
> Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:13:42 -0800

> 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
> Professional);
> http://www.informit.com/store/practical-guide-to-fedora-and-red-hat-enterprise-linux-9780133477436
> User #1 Code: <redacted>
> User #2 Code: <redacted>
> -- (Digital-only VIDEO) "*Linux System Administration LiveLessons*"
> presented by Ben Whaley
> (Pearson/Prentice Hall Professional);
> http://www.informit.com/store/linux-system-administration-livelessons-video-training-9780133551310
> User #1 Code: <redacted>
> User #2 Code: <redacted>
> --"Unleashed: 2014 Edition" by Matthew Helmke (Pearson/SAMS);
> http://www.informit.com/store/ubuntu-unleashed-2014-edition-covering-13.10-and-14-9780672336935
> 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
> Purchases".)
> ----- 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
> 9780133477436<http://www.informit.com/store/practical-guide-to-fedora-and-red-hat-enterprise-linux-9780133477436>
> ); *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  
> Excerpt:
> http://ptgmedia.pearsoncmg.com/images/9780133477436/samplepages/9780133477436_Sobell_web_sample_chapter.pdf
> -- (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:
> http://www.informit.com/store/ubuntu-unleashed-2014-edition-covering-13.10-and-14-9780672336935
> Sample Chapters: "Introduction" & Chp #9, "Managing Software":
> http://ptgmedia.pearsoncmg.com/images/9780672336935/samplepages/0672336936.pdf
> -- (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
> clips:  
> http://www.informit.com/store/linux-system-administration-livelessons-video-training-9780133551310
> -- (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:
> http://www.informit.com/store/technical-and-social-history-of-software-engineering-9780321903426;
> Sample Chapter #1: "Prelude: Computing from Ancient Times to the Modern
> Era":
> http://ptgmedia.pearsoncmg.com/images/9780321903426/samplepages/0321903420.pdf
> ----- 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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