Linux Music & Sound
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Spotlight Customer ReviewsAverage Customer Rating: 3.57
Customer Rating: 5
Summary: Very good book BUT: it's not a programming book
Comment: The book's quite good, well made, lot of pictures, covers a lot of ground. However, please adjust your expectations: it is not a programming book. Also, it's not an overall multimedia reference (like the older O'Reilly book), it's only about sound. With that in mind, it's a very helpful book to get a pretty good understanding of the state of computer sound under linux and applications/toolkits available for it.
Customer Rating: 5
Summary: great starting point
Comment: Having a firm grasp of the english language, I feel that I can pay the proper amount of dignity to such a well written book.
Having run Linux for a few years, I felt it was time to venture into the realm of music and sound. Mr. Phillip's book was the perfect starting place. The writing was concise and accurate and it effortlessly guided me through some tough spot's.
When I would hit the wall on some application's the author himself was very prompt and courteous and saw me through it with a volley of email exchange's. Let's see Bill Gates reply to the end user the next time he get's a 'Blue Screen of Death'?!?!
Money well spent. I would recommend this "one of a kind" book to any Linux user curious about the world of computer music and sound. Bravo!
Customer Rating: 1
Summary: Why waster your money?
Comment: There is little point to buy this book unless you wanted a printed copy with a CD-ROM since the author has made and keep updated the website containing the same information.
Of course, it doesn't mean the content, which is basically just a list and short explanation of a vast range of sound/music related software, is bad especially for linux beginners. However, at this price, I cannnot recommend to buy one.