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Linux Kernel Development

Robert Love

(Dorling Kindersley (India), Rs. 550)

This is an inside look at the Linux kernel, and is updated to align with the latest features of the Linux 2.6 kernel.

A theoretical and practical coverage of the Linux kernel, this book is a reference on the applications of a wide range of algorithms, paging strategies and kernel synchronisation methods. It covers all the major subsystems of Linux 2.6 kernel and presents a list of updates as well.

Academic, as it is meant to be, this book a helpful tool for both students and professionals.

The Magic Of Thinking Big

David J. Schwartz

(Simon & Schuster, Rs. 450)

Here’s a self-help book that’s a plan-oriented guide to achieving success in a systematic step-by-step layout. David Schwartz combines his life experiences with interesting stories to arrange his premise for readers. He begins with the story of a salesman who, by the simple law of expectation, managed to sell more even though he had nothing else going for him. He wasn’t smarter nor did he work harder than others, but he simply thought he could sell more.

He also tells readers about the importance of broadcasting good news and talks about the effects of good news as a placebo to further knocking of news of similar accord.

The book also looks into the three failure diseases — excuse-itis, detail-itis, and procrastination . He provides simple and effective analogies to explicate these failures and how they manifest in the mind of any individual.





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