Consultants in the Department
You can contact the School of Humanities and Sciences Computer Support
Center by sending e-mail to ge.has@forsythe or by calling 723-7100.
You can ask them anything you like, but their main area of expertise
is Mac and PC desktop support. For more details, see Gina's message.
Consultants at Sweet Hall
Between 10am and 5pm the consultants at Sweet
Hall can answer all your questions. You can also call them at
725-2101, or send e-mail to consult@leland. Among other things, they
have sophisticated tools that can often recover data from damaged
There are introductory
classes at Sweet Hall during the first few weeks of each quarter.
They last about an hour and are usually offered at lunch time. The topics
include UNIX, emacs, elm, trn, and X. All new department members are
strongly encouraged to attend pertinent sessions. There will also be
classes on some
other topics (SLIP, Eudora, WWW...) offered on Friday afternoons
during the quarter.
You can pick up little leaflets about various topics at Sweet Hall.
However, all of them can be found on the web, too - here's the
New users are encouraged to buy a copy of "UNIX in a Nutshell". It
contains everything you'll ever need to know about UNIX, and it even
has a section about emacs. It costs under $10, and you can get it at the
The only other book that is really worth buying is a LaTeX book, if
you are trying to learn how to use LaTeX.
- Daniel Gilly and O'Reilly staff
UNIX in A Nutshell, System V Release 4, 2nd edition
I don't think you need an emacs book or any more UNIX books, but here
are some more references anyway:
- The latest version of the standard LaTeX book:
- Leslie Lamport
LaTeX: A Documentation Preparation System, 2nd edition
272 pages, $32.95
- A much better LaTeX book:
- Helmut Kopka and Patrick W. Daly
A Guide to LaTeX2e, 2nd edition
554 pages, $33.95
- Another book, recommended by Brett:
- The LaTeX companion
Michel Goossens, Frank Mittelbach, and Alexander
The LaTeX Companion
Addison Wesley, 1994
- Emacs books
- GNU Emacs Manual, 11th edition
Free Software Foundation, 1995
- UNIX books
- A very good tutorial / reference book ...
- Mark Sobell
UNIX System V: Practical Guide, 3rd Edition
Addison Wesley, 1994
- A very good hand-holding tutorial-type book - highly recommended
- Mitchell Waite, Donald Martin, and Stephen Prata
Waite Group's UNIX System V Primer, 2nd Edition
- A good, comprehensive hands-on text
- Brent Heslop and David Angell
Mastering Solaris 2.0
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