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IVSO Slim Smart Cover Case for Lenovo Tab S8-50 Tablet (Black)
IVSO Slim Smart Cover Case for Lenovo Tab S8-50 Tablet (Black)
Offered by Gambolex
Price: £29.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended., 17 Jan. 2015
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This case is exactly what I was looking for. It is custom built for the Lenovo S8-50. A magnetic switch turns the screen off when the case is closed. Highly recommended.

The (Unofficial) Google Nexus 5 SmartPhone Book : The missing manual for LG's Android 4.4 KitKat phone
The (Unofficial) Google Nexus 5 SmartPhone Book : The missing manual for LG's Android 4.4 KitKat phone

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A reasonable introduction - pity about the diagrams, 26 Jan. 2014
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This is a reasonable introduction to the Nexus 5. However I have one reservation. Many of the diagrams are not legible on a Nexus 5, Kindle Paperwhite and on several Android tablets. Basically I think that the author should examine a selection of his diagrams on a Nexus 5. and reformat diagrams. There is still a lot of advice for beginners in the book and in view of its low price a beginner might find it useful. This problem is common to many kindle books containing diagrams.
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Stories for 6 Year Olds (Young Storytime)
Stories for 6 Year Olds (Young Storytime)
Price: £1.19

1.0 out of 5 stars Not for paperwhite, 11 Nov. 2013
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This was bought to read with my grandchild on a Kindle paperwhite. It does not work. I should have looked at a sample before I bought it.

Linux Shell Scripting Cookbook, Second Edition
Linux Shell Scripting Cookbook, Second Edition
Price: £20.39

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Solving Practical Problems with the bash shell, 5 Aug. 2013
This book introduces the bash shell and many of the linux utilities that can be run from the bash prompt. I would regard the book as a supplement to the manuals for bash and the utilities. These manuals are available on the web and contain comprehensive details of the syntax of bash commands/utilities and of various options available. These manuals contain so much detail that a less experienced user will be unable to understand what is important or what can be done because he has been overloaded with detail.

This book is a solution to this overload problem. It
* provides an often simplified introduction to the bash shell and to individual bash commands and utilities and
* poses a series of practical problems and provides recipes (bash scripts which combine bash commands and utilities) which solve these problems.

A recipe on page 210 provides an illustration of this process. It is a bash script using various bash commands and lynx and cURL utilities to check a web site for broken links. I had an immediate use for this script and it solved my problem. Until I had read this book I would not have considered using the bash shell to solve some of these problems. The book has definitely increased my understanding of the bash shell.

The recipes are presented in Chapters which cover 1. Introduction, 2. Commonly used Commands, 3. Managing Files, 4. Working with text files, 5. Managing the web from the Command line (I found this a most interesting section and the overviews of wget and cURL are good), 6. Backup facilities, 7. Networking, 8. Monitoring the use of the system and 9. Administration. A user like myself will probably not need all of this material. Most of the recipes in the book are stand alone to the extent that one may only need to read material local to the recipe to understand it. Thus one can pick and choose what you need and retain the book for future reference. If you need to amend a script to suit your own needs you will find the official manuals more readable after you have read the book. At least you will be better equipped to find what you need in the manuals.

While the main emphasis of the book is on Linux shell scripting I have used some of these facilities with MS Windows systems using cygwin ([...] which provide a Linux look and feel environment for Windows.

I usually use the command line to install and update packages. Some account of these procedures might have been included. There is an idea running through the book that the problems tackled are better solved using the command line. Perhaps the authors think that a graphical package management system is best. Perhaps they wished to keep the book more compact.

I consider the book as a valuable complement to the official manuals and it would have been useful to have included more information on using the manuals, the help system and the man command.

Any of the recipes that I have tried worked well. The support material contains script files that do not have the execute permission set. (Changing permissions is not covered until page 115!).

To summarize I found this book useful and can recommend it highly as a supplement to the official manual to beginning and intermediate users of bash.

Karajan Symphony Edition
Karajan Symphony Edition
Price: £38.67

16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars jcf_review, 22 April 2009
This is a re-packaged version of of what was previously available as seven separate CD boxes (Complete symphonies of Beethoven, Brahms, Bruckner, Haydn (Paris and London Symphonies only), Mozart, Mendelssohn Schumann and Tchaikovsky. The price for the aggregate is less than the cost of some of the original boxes on sale in Dublin. The playing and recording are very good. Some people may complain about the Karajan's style in, for example,Mozart and Haydn. Over all the box is tremendous value

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