Think Unix

Think Unix is my attempt at an intro-to-Unix book for smart people.

I think the book is a really new and different approach to learning Linux and Unix; if I didn't think it was different (and better), I wouldn't have written it. The blurb I've written for the book is here. But don't take my word for it, read a review: Danny Yee has graced me with a review, which you can read at his site. More reviews will be added as I find them; if you know of one, please let me know.

My book's philosophy is discussed, nicely, in Baltimore's City Paper, in Joab Jackson's "Cyberpunk" column.

Have you found a mistake? Look at the errata here before reporting it to me, to see if it's already been noticed. You also might want to check if something doesn't seem to make sense or URLs provided in the book have disappeared.

Update 2001-05-12: there is a second printing, with many things fixed. That, and I've let the errata fall out of date. I promise to have this fixed in the very near future.

Update 2005-02-01: The errata list is now up-to-date.

Want to buy a copy? You can do so from any of the following Web sites:

If you know any other online merchants that carry it, please feel free to drop me a line.

Many major real-world bookstores also carry the book, and all can order it. Also, if you're on-campus at UMBC, the school bookstore also carries it.

I've also got pictures of (semi-)famous people holding or looking at the book.

If there's anything else you'd like to see on this page, please let me know.