Unlike her peers in that 40–something bracket, Margaret Levine Young was exposed to computers at an early age. In high school, she got into a computer club known as the R.E.S.I.S.T.O.R.S., a group of kids who spent Saturdays in a barn fooling around with three antiquated computers. She stayed in the field through college against her better judgment and despite her brother John′s presence as a graduate student in the computer science department. Margy graduated from Yale and went on to become one of the first microcomputer managers in the early 1980s at Columbia Pictures, where she rode the elevator with big stars whose names she wouldn′t dream of dropping here.
Since then, Margy has coauthored more than 20 computer books about the topics of the Internet, UNIX, WordPerfect, Microsoft Access, and (stab from the past) PC–File and Javelin, including The Internet For Dummies, 6th Edition, and WordPerfect 7 For Windows 95 For Dummies (all from IDG Books Worldwide, Inc.). She loves her husband, Jordan; her kids, Meg and Zac; gardening; chickens; reading; and anything to do with eating. Margy and her husband also run Great Tapes for Kids from their home in the middle of a cornfield near Middlebury, Vermont. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
If you are looking for a fast and detailed introdution to UNIX, this is the book you are looking for!!!!Published on 22 Nov 2012 by vcolistro
A refreshing look at a subject that isn't particularly user friendly
Easy to read
I have been using unix for 8 years. I bought this book for my wife without taking a good look first. What a piece of junk. Read morePublished on 5 July 1999