Yesterday, we linked to a 1997 book about the Windows 95 file system, which is a great read. Don’t let the fun end there, though – the site hosting said book, Tenox.net by Antoni Sawicki, is a true treasure trove of in-depth books that while outdated today, are still amazingly detailed reads. I honestly have no idea which to pick to quote here as an example, so out of my own personal interest, I couldn’t really pass up “Configuring CDE: The Common Desktop Environment” by Charles Fernandez.
If you spend the major portion of your work day in front of a workstation chasing bits through the electronic networks of cyberspace, aka the information highway, so that your users can be more productive, this book is for you.
If you spend your days (or, thanks to some corporate edict, are about to spend your days) living in the Common Desktop Environment, so that your users can focus on their work and not the mechanics of getting to their work, this book shows you what you can do to make that environment their home.
There’s countless other great reads in the list, so peruse them and find your own favourites.