From the Publisher
Mark Mitchell, Alex Samuel, and Jeffrey Oldham are definitely some of the most talented authors I've had the pleasure of working with. Once you take a look at this book you'll see what I mean. This pre-published review of the book says it all: "As Linux becomes a more mainstream player in the internet infrastructure market, there is a tremendous need for lucid programming texts that also convey some of the philosophy behind the Linux and GNU movements. This book does an incredible job of covering all of that. I think it will be a standard against which other programming texts for Linux (and with all due respect to Richard Stevens, possibly UNIX as well) are measured."
Adam Goodman, Publisher, Linux Magazine CodeSourcery is a top-notch group of guys who have brought you a top-notch book you can't be without. They are the epitome of our mission here at New Riders - to publish the VOICES THAT MATTER. Take a look and determine for yourself. I know you'll find this to be one of those books you keep on your shelf forever and ever. Be sure to write into me here at New Riders and let me know what you think and how this book helped you out. Enjoy!
~Stephanie Wall, Executive Editor
From the Author
Back when we first started programming for the GNU/Linux environment, we had to learn it the hard way - by browsing man pages, online documentation, and the Linux source code looking for features we needed. We wished for a book that provided a road map of Linux's capabilities and quirks that manifest themselves in real-world programs. Now that we know our way around, we've written that book to help the next generation of GNU/Linux programmers learn the advanced features and techniques that are most often employed by professional developers for this platform.
~CodeSourcery, June 2001
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