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Old 14.08.2006, 15:37
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Software and technical books in english

Greetings!

Would anyone have a suggestion on where I might find software and technical books in english? I'd like to get a copy of SuSe Linux in english and an introductory book about it.

I once bought a bunch of books from Amazon and was stunned to pay an extra 60% on top of the cost of the books - for duty and shipping. Made me feel extorted. There must be a better alternative.

I'd appreciate it.

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Re: Software and technical books in english

I understand the sting of an order of Amazon books from the UK or US, but from Germany, its free (over about 20-30€ - check the shipping details on that) to Switzerland. THey have quite a range of english books. The other option is Orell Fussli in Zurich (not sure about other cities in switz) where they have english IT books.

here is an Amazon.de search I did for you on Suse Linux in English
http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/sea...s=suse%20linux

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Old 14.08.2006, 16:05
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Re: Software and technical books in english

Thank you Ashley!

Does your dancing penguin avatar imply you are a Linux user?

Now I have to find the software in English. I did not readily find it at Amazon.DE. Where do you go to buy software in english?

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Re: Software and technical books in english

I have an original, bought copy of SuSe 7.x I think it is. I don't use it anymore so you are welcome to it... it has manuals and all in the box. Also have redhat and fedora (with a wrox redhat manual), mandrake as well (but it's old V8 i think, originals as well)

I have a handsome bounty of software books as well if you're interested.
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Re: Software and technical books in english

Oh, I think some of these books contain a CD with the software already in it.
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Old 14.08.2006, 16:22
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Re: Software and technical books in english

Hi Gooner,

I'm getting the books just to go through the tutorials and learn how to function in the environment. I think I will ultimately be using vers. 10. Would you happen to know what the big differences are? I certainly don't yet.

Would you like to sell, trade or lend the books out? Any which way, I wonder how I contact your directly through this website. I'm a newbie.

Thanks Gooner!

Just the same, it still would be good to find a source for software in english.

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Old 14.08.2006, 16:38
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Re: Software and technical books in english

Yes, they always have a version attached. You can also download a plethora of Linux versions, free, if you are a beginner, then there are certain versions that are easier to wrap your Windows head around, like Ubuntu or Mandrake...

there are also 'live' version which run off a CD, so no install... you boot up from the CD and that's it.

I can also recommend a tool called VMWare, you set it up on your Windows machine, and it runs a virtual machine through windows, you allocate memory, diskspace, boot it up, shut it down, it's a complete machine that runs whichever OS you choose to install on it. This is handy as you don't mess up your machine by dual-booting and so on (because it runs in a windows just like any other application, along with nortons Ghost it's my favorit tool), if you don't want the VM anymore, you just delete it, no impact.
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Old 14.08.2006, 16:43
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Re: Software and technical books in english

I believe amazon.de ships now free to Switzerland for any amount on book orders

I often seek out the ISBN on other sites and plug it in there. Often it's good news

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Bestellungen liefern wir nach Deutschland, Österreich, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg und in die Schweiz ab einem Bestellwert von 20,00 EUR in der Regel versandkostenfrei. Reine Buchbestellungen liefern wir in diese Länder auch unter 20 EUR Bestellwert kostenlos.
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Re: Software and technical books in english

how long before this gets moved to 'off topic' or 'trading'?

You can have SuSe and Manuals, RedHat CDs and Wrox book for free. PM me for contact details, if you're in ZH just pop by and pick them up, don't forget your first-born ;¬)
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Old 14.08.2006, 16:50
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Re: Software and technical books in english

Gooner, that is just TOO COOL! I would have to get you back somehow. In the meantime, any interest in a Frappucino? I'll email you.
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Old 14.08.2006, 17:21
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Re: Software and technical books in english

I don't know if it's still there or not as I've not been to it for quite a while but there used to be a technical bookshop in Enge that had a good range of English books. It was on the main street coming from Parade Platz near the Tunnelstrasse tram stop.
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Old 14.08.2006, 19:32
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Re: Software and technical books in english

Hi,

I remember buying the english version of Suse 9.1 directly from the Suse website, that was before Novell acquired Suse ... the link I had back then doesnt work anymore. However after scouting for a while in the Novell site it seems that you can order it from the US, including shipping the total cost is: 61€

The books are very good btw.

Here is a link for Suse Linux 10.1 (which is what I guess you are looking for)

http://shop.novell.com/servlet/Contr...uctID=45568600

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Old 14.08.2006, 21:01
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Re: Software and technical books in english

Ashely hit the nail on the head for this one - Orel Füssli. No need to mess about with ordering on Amazon - their store near Rennweg has an entire IT section in English. I bought the English version of SuSe there myself (many moons ago). They also have all the various books for IT certifications. They won't have the most advanced or hard to find books, but considering it is all in English, it's not bad at all!

Even though this statement is offtopic let me just say that VMWare server rocks, and at a price tag of $0 it's great value for money

There, since this thread is still about where to get books and software in English I think we can leave it in help and tips...
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Old 14.08.2006, 21:07
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Re: Software and technical books in english

MS Virtual PC is also free now, for those not wanting to run anything outside MSware...

Orel Füssli is good and www.books.ch is their online spot, if you're frankly too lazy sometimes however certain titles cost considerably more but you don't have to wait, of course...
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