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 Here's what the [[http://​www.peerllc.com/​peer-to-peer-books/​lions-commentary-on-unix/​|publisher]] says about this great book: Here's what the [[http://​www.peerllc.com/​peer-to-peer-books/​lions-commentary-on-unix/​|publisher]] says about this great book:
  
-“After 20 years, this is still the best exposition of the workings of a ‘real’ operating system.” +“After 20 years, this is still the best exposition of the workings of a ‘real’ operating system.”\\
 — Ken Thompson, co-developer of UNIX, 1996 — Ken Thompson, co-developer of UNIX, 1996
  
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 “Hackers, likewise, can learn to program by looking at good programs— not just at what they do, but at the source code…When I learned to program, we had to rely mostly on examples in books. The one big chunk of code available then was UNIX, but even this was not open source. Most of the people who read the source read it in illicit photocopies of John Lion’s book…”\\ “Hackers, likewise, can learn to program by looking at good programs— not just at what they do, but at the source code…When I learned to program, we had to rely mostly on examples in books. The one big chunk of code available then was UNIX, but even this was not open source. Most of the people who read the source read it in illicit photocopies of John Lion’s book…”\\
 — Paul Graham, [[http://​www.peerllc.com/​peer-to-peer-books/​lions-commentary-on-unix/​www.paulgraham.com/​hp.html|Hackers & Painters]], 2004 — Paul Graham, [[http://​www.peerllc.com/​peer-to-peer-books/​lions-commentary-on-unix/​www.paulgraham.com/​hp.html|Hackers & Painters]], 2004
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 +There is an electronic version of the commentary on [[http://​www.lemis.com/​grog/​Documentation/​Lions/​|Greg Lehey'​s]] web site.
  
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