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Author Topic: [FREE] Packt Book of the Day  (Read 1116 times)

4wd

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[FREE] Packt Book of the Day
« on: November 18, 2018, 04:32 AM »
Free at Packt for the next ~15 hours as of this edit, you need to create an account - they also have other permanently free books, (eg. Python, R, etc).

cover - Copy_1.png

^ That's a link.

Might help someone find out what their other half has been up to ...  :P
« Last Edit: December 11, 2018, 05:02 PM by 4wd »

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Re: [FREE] Mastering Windows PowerShell Scripting - Second Edition
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2018, 10:42 AM »
@4wd: Thanks for that link.    :Thmbsup:
Interesting writeup on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Windows-PowerShell-Scripting-administrative/dp/1787126307
Looks like it could be a pretty useful and educational reference book.

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Re: [FREE] Mastering Windows PowerShell Scripting - Second Edition
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2018, 04:24 PM »
Well, I assiduously tried to register on that website and get the free download of that book, but I was defeated by the unbeatable combination of an execrable webpage design and a Google Captcha. The page consistently failed in both Slimjet and IE.
Waste of time.

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Re: [EXPIRED] Mastering Windows PowerShell Scripting - Second Edition
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2018, 06:00 PM »
I used Puffin on my phone with no problems, throw-away gmail address, fake name.

Also worked a previous time using Vivaldi and Nada email address.

Just tried it now with another throw-away email, worked fine, (2 mins before deal expired).

What had to be allowed:
2018-11-19 10_58_56-Packt Publishing _ Technology Books, eBooks & Videos - Vivaldi.png[FREE] Packt Book of the Day

And TBH, didn't read any reviews, was more like: ooooo->Powershell->*FREE*->MINE!!!!

BTW, thinking about the sign up process, all three times I've done it I've had no ReCaptcha to play with:

Fill in details + Submit = access immediately (No ReCaptcha, no email verification, nothing)

And that's with uBlock Origin, uMatrix, Cookie AutoDelete, and a Hosts file that's ~500kB full of ad/analytics/malware/etc blocked domains.
« Last Edit: December 05, 2018, 04:11 AM by 4wd »

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Re: [EXPIRED] Mastering Windows PowerShell Scripting - Second Edition
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2018, 08:44 PM »
Yeah... I got it easily also, and thanks for the notification!  There's a lot of other free books there also.

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Re: [EXPIRED] Mastering Windows PowerShell Scripting - Second Edition
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2018, 09:07 PM »
Microsoft Power BI Cookbook - current free deal for the next ~21 hours.

Won't bother posting a separate thread, just check the site every 24 hours for the next giveaway.

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Re: [EXPIRED] Mastering Windows PowerShell Scripting - Second Edition
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2018, 09:48 PM »
Visual Studio Code + PowerShell Stack Overflow Search extension ... ebook has already paid for itself :P

Remember to turn off telemetry if you don't want it.

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Re: [EXPIRED] Mastering Windows PowerShell Scripting - Second Edition
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2018, 11:24 PM »
I've had a "Packt Free Learning" tab open in my browser for about three years now, and check it almost every day. :Thmbsup:

A somewhat recent change is that I do occasionally have to fill out a Re-Captcha when trying to claim a free book, even when logged in, and even though I have in the past purchased books using that account. But I've never had any trouble with any of it. Not sure why that happens, but it hasn't stopped me from getting any books I wanted.

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Re: [EXPIRED] Mastering Windows PowerShell Scripting - Second Edition
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2018, 07:01 PM »
Picked up Mastering Docker earlier this month, was trying to get to understand Docker and how to use it, and this ebook has been really good.

Just need to reconfigure my system to use Hyper-V instead of VirtualBox now ... needed a reinstall anyway  :D

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Re: [FREE] Docker on Windows ebook
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2018, 10:50 PM »
BUMP

Docker on Windows is the current one, see OP.

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Re: [FREE] Docker on Windows
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2018, 09:45 AM »
BUMP

Docker on Windows is the current one, see OP.

Thanks!  I would have missed it otherwise... great find!

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Re: [FREE] Docker on Windows
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2018, 01:38 PM »
Docker makes me sad. 70s UNIX tools wrapped in a gigantic binary file with a comic-style logo added on top of it, and suddenly it is "the next big thing". Bah, kids today.

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Re: [FREE] Docker on Windows
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2018, 02:56 PM »
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Re: [FREE] Mastering Docker
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2018, 08:06 PM »
BUMP

Mastering Docker is today's freebie.

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Re: [FREE] Mastering Docker
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2018, 01:38 AM »
Sounds like this thread needs to be renamed to something like [FREE] Packt Book of the Day. :Thmbsup:

Unless you don't mind updating the title to the current deal every so often. That sure is helpful. :D

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Re: [FREE] Mastering Docker
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2018, 03:50 AM »
Sounds like this thread needs to be renamed to something like [FREE] Packt Book of the Day. :Thmbsup:

Nah, just thought those that were interested in the Docker on Windows ebook might be interested in today's offering.

This might help: Web Alert  ;)

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Re: [FREE] Mastering Docker
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2018, 08:24 AM »
Sounds like this thread needs to be renamed to something like [FREE] Packt Book of the Day. :Thmbsup:

Nah, just thought those that were interested in the Docker on Windows ebook might be interested in today's offering.

It might still be good to rename in case there's an offering that someone thinks would be good to put in here to bring people's attention to it.

This might help: Web Alert  ;)


Cool app!
« Last Edit: December 05, 2018, 08:37 AM by wraith808 »

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Re: [FREE] Windows Forensics Cookbook
« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2018, 02:45 AM »
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Windows Forensics Cookbook - see OP

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Re: [FREE] Windows Forensics Cookbook
« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2018, 10:23 AM »
At this point, it might be good to just do what Deo said, and just make this like the humble, steam, gog threads...