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52. What's on the Disc

Contents:
Introduction
Where Does Free Software End and UNIX Begin?
Shrink-Wrapped Software for UNIX
Quick Descriptions of What's on the Disc
Using the Power Tools CD-ROM
Don't Have a CD-ROM Drive?
Other Ways to Get the Software
Building Programs from Source Code
Software Support from RTR

52.1 Introduction

This book comes with a companion CD-ROM that contains source code and binaries for the programs described in the book.

There are two groups of files on the CD-ROM:

In selecting freely available software to put on the disc, we've tried to emphasize quality over quantity. Too many free software archives load you up with anything and everything they can find, without evaluating whether or not it's worthwhile. You're faced with the job of wading through everything to figure out whether it's worth using or not.

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Every program or script on the CD-ROM is at least mentioned somewhere in this book. Near the first or most important of those mentions, it's got a disc icon in the margin, with the name of the program underneath. Our idea was that as you read about a program you like, you could simply install it (as described in article 52.5) and have it added to your private stock of power tools. (You can also add them all at once, and just use them as you read about them!) This chapter is designed to give you some background information about the software:

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