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I just thought it to be weird, they weren't just close to each other, but mixed in with each other

on the same shelf, there was the linux toolbox, ubuntu for beginners, windows 7, vista, xp for seniors,other windows/macosx/linux books, with the daniken books, other atlantis/ancient alien books, and christianity books (one called "how to believe in god"). the programming books were on the shelf below...

sounds like dewey and his system needs to upgrade to a 2.0
And this is how it begins. It's all part of the MS, Apple conspiracy to make people think Linux is for loons. But hey, maybe we'll get our own show on the history channel. Though I think no one can top that one guy's crazy hair.
     
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Dewey is a Microsoft apologist.
    
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If you are looking to learn Java I'd recommend learning C/C++ too, there very closely related from what I remember. The main difference is that Java cleans up it's code automatically, you don't have to worry about cleaning up your memory calls and everything. =X
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Java is closer to C# than C++. C# also implements memory management via the Common Language Runtime.
    
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Java is closer to C# than C++. C# also implements memory management via the Common Language Runtime.
Truth.

I haven't been to a library in years either but the last one I was in it was much the same, can't remember what kind of tech book I was looking for but it was definitely mixed in with some of the stuff you were talking about.

And yes, libraries are not the best place for tech books, definitely a maintenance nightmare since they will go out of date all the time and need to be replaced.
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I got a couple linux books at Barnes and Noble the other day and there was a copy of book on Ubuntu 8.10. I don't imagine that selling anytime soon.

I'd imagine that would be a big incentive for bookstores or libraries to not stock text books as they are pretty much unsellable after the very very short time they are valid.
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I got a couple linux books at Barnes and Noble the other day and there was a copy of book on Ubuntu 8.10. I don't imagine that selling anytime soon.

I'd imagine that would be a big incentive for bookstores or libraries to not stock text books as they are pretty much unsellable after the very very short time they are valid.
Yeah, definitely.

I've always been kind of amazed at how many such books are actually sold out there. When I am running into an issue with Linux, or any other software, or I want to learn something new, getting a book is never my first instinct, a search engine is.
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Yeah, definitely.

I've always been kind of amazed at how many such books are actually sold out there. When I am running into an issue with Linux, or any other software, or I want to learn something new, getting a book is never my first instinct, a search engine is.
"Linux in a Nutshell" is one of my favorites. It's just a big book of terminal commands and their options. It's often quicker then going to google and trying to find the answer. I also use "Pro Linux System Administration" I'm still kind of a noob and it helps me figure where to start on certain things in the rare case that the arch wiki isn't helpful.
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