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|Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2006 9:51 am Post subject: safari.oreilly.com - review
|This isn't a piece of software you can install but I think it is a very cool development tool in the for of reference.
The way the service works is you pay for a certian amount of slots.
Once book typically takes up one slot although some take 1/2 slot others take 2 slots.
Once added to a slot the book has to stay there for 30 days but can stay as long as you want.
The catalog they have is huge and it isn't just O'reilly books.
I decided to try out it on the basic plan which is 5 slots for 100$ USD for the year and so far it probably has saved me that much money on not buying books that turn out not be useful to me.
The search funtion is good but they have recommended reading at the bottom of every page which is slightly annoying.
There is a higher end service that allows you to dowload chapters in the form of PDFs for local use but these come in the form of download tokens and when you run out you need to buy more. Other then that the books stay in your bookshelf for as long as you want.
If anyone is like me and goes thorugh a lot of different computer books it might be usefull for you.
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