I rarely purchase books of this sort. Almost always, I can figure out how to setup and install software, given enough time and determination. I thought that setting up Eclipse for C++ would be a piece of cake, especially considering the number of times I've set it up for java on different machines over the years.
No such luck, and I had a deadline looming.
So I spent the 99 cents and was up and running in minutes. The instructions were clear and concise. Everything I needed to know was there, and nothing I didn't need.
So if you can't get your CDT up and running the first time, and you spend more than 20 - 30 minutes trying to figure it out, spend the 99 cents and let Max Berger walk you through.