Book Review: Building the Perfect PC
Reviewed by Cameron Laird
Building the Perfect PC
Robert Bruce Thompson, Barbara Fritchman Thompson
O'Reilly, Second Edition, 2006
422 pages, $29.95
the Perfect PC (BTPP) is monumental,
interesting, largely useful, and pleasingly understandable. Maybe
it's accurate, too.
I write that only in admiration, not hostility. Let me explain.
Getting under the hood
BTPP is the second edition of a popular
book from the Make
series. Make itself is a magazine in the O'Reilly empire. "Hands-on"
are, as near as I can tell, the chief elements of the Make canon.
The BTPP authors have also written Repairing
and Upgrading Your PC,
Deep Impact", and much more.
Generally when I review books, I prefer to focus on the book itself, as opposed to its authors, its publisher, what's come before, or so on; I expect books to stand on their own, and treat them that way.