The Guide To Living, Volume 1: Urban, Rural and Bush Living, Emergency Preparedness and Survival
by Thomas Stowe
The Cathedral & the Bazaar
by Eric S. Raymond
Open source provides the competitive advantage in the Internet Age. According to the August Forrester Report, 56 percent of IT managers interviewed at Global 2,500 companies are already using some type of open source software in their infrastructure and another 6 percent will install it in the next two years. This revolutionary model for collaborative software development is being embraced and studied by many of the biggest players in the high-tech industry, from Sun Microsystems to IBM to Intel.The Cathedral & the Bazaar is a must for anyone who cares about the future of the computer industry or the dynamics of the information economy. Already, billions of dollars have been made and lost based on the ideas in this book. Its conclusions will be studied, debated, and implemented for years to come. According to Bob Young, “This is Eric Raymond’s great contribution to the success of the open source revolution, to the adoption of Linux-based operating systems, and to the success of open source users and the companies that supply them.”The interest in open source software development has grown enormously in the past year. This revised and expanded paperback edition includes new material on open source developments in 1999 and 2000. Raymond’s clear and effective writing style accurately describing the benefits of open source software has been key to its success. With major vendors creating acceptance for open source within companies, independent vendors will become the open source story in 2001.
Cancel Cable: How Internet Pirates Get Free Stuff
by Chris Fehily
Neighbors with hand-labeled DVD collections. Teenagers with 5000-song iPods. Entire countries sharing the same copy of Windows. Who are these people? They’re file sharers and they account for a third of worldwide internet traffic. Their swag is anything that can be digitized and copied.
But file-sharing networks aren’t only for pirates. Musicians and writers use them to gauge their popularity. Artists and filmmakers use them to boost recognition. Government employees use them to secretly download WikiLeaks archives. TV producers use them to confirm audience measurements. Politicians and judges use them to make policy and rulings. Traders and marketers use them to spot trends.
– Learn how BitTorrent and peer-to-peer networks work.
– Set up a BitTorrent client and find files to download.
– Open, play, read, or run what you download.
– Know the risks of file sharing and avoid fakes, scams, and viruses.
"A remarkably calm look at the technical, social, economic and cultural issues arising from file-sharing, and it’s also a damned practical guide to navigating the strange world of file-sharing technology."
– Cory Doctorow, boingboing.net
"Chris Fehily won’t exactly call [middle-class consumers] suckers, but he will show them — as well as college students, crackers, digital anarchists and others — the Pirate Way."
– J.D. Lasica, socialmedia.biz
"An essential primer on file sharing for those not in the know."
– Leo M, Brain Scratch
1. The Terrain
2. Understanding BitTorrent
3. File Types
6. Installing a BitTorrent Client
7. BitTorrent Search Engines
8. Finding Torrents
9. Customizing Your Client
10. Downloading Torrents
11. Movies and TV Shows
13. Music and Spoken Word
14. Books, Documents, and Fonts
15. Applications and Games
by Adobe Systems
The FDA requires that drug approvals be submitted in this format, and U.S. federal courts request that it be used for electronic case filing. We’re talking, of course, about PDF (or Portable Document Format), and with more than 600 million copies of its reader (Adobe Acrobat) downloaded, and governments and enterprises around the world using it to streamline document management, chances are you’ll be called to develop for it as well. This comprehensive reference makes sure you’re ready! Containing all of the info from previous editions, plus new material on what’s been added to PDF Version 1.5, this essential guide makes a highly technical subject accessible and intelligible. You’ll find complete coverage of all major aspects of the format¿imaging model, architecture, syntax, graphics, operators, fonts, and rendering–as well as highly readable explanations of its interactive and multimedia features, transparency capabilities, intellectual property issues, and more. The first and last word on the most current PDF spec from the people who know it best: Adobe!