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Acceptable, but not spectacular.
on 5 August 1998
A lot of good information presented in a somewhat disorganized manner. A reader that is unfamiliar with Windows/Microsoft terminology will need at least one other book to look up terms in. The first edition (which seems to be an entirely different book) was much more to my liking (though much less useful at this late date).
My biggest knock on the book is the irridescent marketing gas billowing through it, e.g., "These four primary memory protection mechanisms are part of the reason that Windows NT has the reputation of being a robust, reliable operating system that is impervious and resilient to application errors." This kind of evangelism is distracting and reduces the credibility of the rest of the book.