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Reg Offers Welcome to this week's round-up from The Register Bookshop. We’re continuing our exclusive offer of key titles at low/exclusive prices.

We’ve compiled the second part of the titles which have been your bestsellers throughout 2004 from the The Register Bookshop.

This week the best sellers cover Programming, Networking and ‘Hacking, Cracking & Security’ – I’m sure you’ll agree all core subject areas. In addition to these, you can also get books covering everything from Absolute beginners guide to VBA to York Notes Literature Study Guides and A Guide to Game Theory to XML Primer Plus.

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But that's not all. We’re also giving away - yes, completely free of charge, your choice of one of three titles from The Register bestseller list to every customer that spends £35.00 or more at the Register Bookshop before 21st December.

We'll contact all customers who qualify for this offer by email, and offer you your choice from any of the following three bestselling titles:

The Register bestsellers of 2004


  • Advanced UNIX Programming
    RRP £34.99 - Reg price - £24.49 - Saving £10.50 (30%)
    Rochkind's fully updated classic explains all the UNIX system calls you're likely to need, all in a single volume.
  • Art of UNIX Programming, The
    RRP £30.99 - Reg price - £21.69 - Saving £9.30 (30%)
    In this book, five years in the making, the author encapsulates three decades of unwritten, hard-won software engineering wisdom.
  • UNIX® Shells by Example
    RRP £39.99 - Reg price - £27.99 - Saving £12.00 (30%)
    The ONLY shell programming book readers need--covers all four major UNIX and Linux shells plus awk/sed/grep and their gnu equivalents.
  • Unix Network Programming, Volume 1
    RRP £55.99 - Reg price - £39.19 - Saving £16.80 (30%)
    This is the guide to UNIX network programming APIs.
  • Linux Programming by Example
    RRP £31.99 - Reg price - £22.39 - Saving £9.60 (30%)
    The perfect introduction to Linux programming fundamentals for developers new to Linux--ideal for Windows programmers making the switch.
  • Linux Shell Scripting with Bash
    RRP £25.50 - Reg price - £17.85 - Saving £7.65 (30%)
    The only book available that covers the powerful Bash shell and associated tools that are essential to any Linux programming professional.
  • Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System, The
    RRP £45.99 - Reg price - £32.19 - Saving £13.80 (30%)
    Written by the original architect of BSD -- McKusick provides a comprehensive, up-to-date, and authoritative guide to FreeBSD.
  • Succeeding with Open Source
    RRP £30.99 - Reg price - £21.69 - Saving £9.30 (30%)
    Succeeding with Open Source is the first 'How-To' book for IT managers seeking guidance on selecting and implementing open source software.
  • C# Programming Language, The
    RRP £22.99 - Reg price - £16.09 - Saving £6.90 (30%)
    The definitive specification to C#, from the language's architect and the specification's author.
  • Sams Teach Yourself Regular Expressions in 10 Minutes
    RRP £10.99 - Reg price - £7.69 - Saving £3.30 (30%)
    Best-selling author Ben Forta presents the quickest approach for learning Regular Expressions, a must-know technology for all programmers and Web developers.


  • Computer Networking First-Step
    RRP £19.50 - Reg price - £13.65 - Saving £5.85 (30%)
    Learn about LANs, WANs, remote access, and security in the first Cisco Press book any novice should read.
  • CCNA Certification Library (CCNA Self-Study, exam #640-801)
    RRP £46.99 - Reg price - £32.89 - Saving £14.10 (30%)
    CCNA Certification Library is a comprehensive review and practice package for the new CCNA exam. Whether you choose to take the new two-exam track or the single, unified CCNA exam, you will find all the tools you need to fully prepare you for CCNA certification.

Hacking, Cracking & Security

  • Exploiting Software
    RRP £37.99 - Reg price - £26.59 - Saving £11.40 (30%)
    Get a leg up on black-hat hackers--learn how they work and how to improve your softwares' defenses.
  • Essential Check Point? FireWall-1® NG
    RRP £41.99 - Reg price - £29.39 - Saving £12.60 (30%)
    The highly anticipated revision of the must-have guide to Check Point Firewall-1--now updated for NG.

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