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This is an excellent book. Very much to-the-point so not exactly for a real beginner, but if you have the aptitude you can pick things up fairly easy. Be warned though, there are a number of errors ranging from simple grammatical/spelling errors to errors in the code snippets (most likely an oversight -- which makes me wonder where the technical editor was). Once again, you should have a semi-decent understanding of at least C to be able to see these code flaws. But overall, this makes for excellent learning material. I hope a 2nd Edition comes out soon fixing the typographical errors (as well as the CD).