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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:56 am    Post subject: Mike's Haynes Manual Reply with quote

I was in Foyles yesterday and noticed they had placed Mike's Haynes Manual in a very prominent position on top of the bookshelf section devoted to Linux. I spotted that dratted penguin on the cover from the other side of the floor and had to go over and investigate. How on earth do you find the time to complete all these projects, Mike?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hehe, the secret is: putting everything else in life on the back-burner for three months! Glad to hear it's prominently displayed, and not mistakenly shoved in with the Haynes car maintenance books Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Glad to hear it's prominently displayed, and not mistakenly shoved in with the Haynes car maintenance books Smile


You might be amused by the (so far) one customer review on Amazon headed “Didn’t fix my car” which says “Not only is book nothing to do with penguins (look at the cover), it didn't help me fix my 1968 Vauxhall Linux.”

I thought that was quite funny.

I myself had a quick look through the book and was impressed by the content and presentation/layout. I think anyone curious about Linux would immediately be encouraged to give it a go after flicking through the pages. Good that there is a CD included as well.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marrea wrote:
M-Saunders wrote:
Glad to hear it's prominently displayed, and not mistakenly shoved in with the Haynes car maintenance books Smile


You might be amused by the (so far) one customer review on Amazon headed “Didn’t fix my car” which says “Not only is book nothing to do with penguins (look at the cover), it didn't help me fix my 1968 Vauxhall Linux.”

I thought that was quite funny.

I myself had a quick look through the book and was impressed by the content and presentation/layout. I think anyone curious about Linux would immediately be encouraged to give it a go after flicking through the pages. Good that there is a CD included as well.



Picked up this book for a tenner on Amazon very impressed. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

linux_dan wrote:
Picked up this book for a tenner on Amazon very impressed. Very Happy


Thanks Smile If you possibly perhaps maybe leave a nice review on Amazon, I'll be able to live off more than 8p Tesco Value Noodles for a while Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

M-Saunders wrote:
linux_dan wrote:
Picked up this book for a tenner on Amazon very impressed. Very Happy


Thanks Smile If you possibly perhaps maybe leave a nice review on Amazon, I'll be able to live off more than 8p Tesco Value Noodles for a while Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

M-Saunders wrote:
8p Tesco Value Noodles for a while Smile


See now that is why my uni needs a tesco! We have to live with a coop or morrisons.

oh and that amazon comment is genius.


M-Saunders wrote:

putting everything else in life on the back-burner for three months!


Does that mean we get more tuxradar stuff now?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bobthebob1234 wrote:
M-Saunders wrote:

putting everything else in life on the back-burner for three months!


Does that mean we get more tuxradar stuff now?


No, that book was written outside of my daily job of also writing about Linux Smile It didn't take any time away from releasing free content on the net!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bobthebob1234 wrote:
M-Saunders wrote:
8p Tesco Value Noodles for a while Smile


See now that is why my uni needs a tesco! We have to live with a coop or morrisons.

oh and that amazon comment is genius.


M-Saunders wrote:

putting everything else in life on the back-burner for three months!


Does that mean we get more tuxradar stuff now?


And what UNI would that be?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

one in the middle of wales. There is a tesco 1hour drive north, east and south of us.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Then who in their right mind goes to a uni when you know the nearest Tesco is an hour away Rolling Eyes Even if it's in the middle of Wales Twisted Evil

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never said I was in the right mind...


and the brochure was yellow and at the top of a massive pile and I couldn't be bothered to read all of them...

I just have to get my tesco fix when I go home (which takes over 6 hours.... Very Happy )


I do wonder why sometimes...


But it never rains here Very Happy (apart from this week for some reason...)


Anywho when did this become about me. Back to the haynes manual. Someone should write one for choosing a uni (or a for dummies Very Happy )
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