Where Can I Buy Used Technical Books? Linux, Programming

Hi guys,
I went to few book shops but none of them sell technical books like learning java or linux kernel. I am looking to buy hardcore technical books specially on Linux/Unix, linux performance optimization etc but can’t afford to buy new. Does anyone know any place in Melbourne that sells such books in used condition?

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    Have you tried some of the bigger op shops, or maybe tried the library? If you have a library card you can, probably search online.

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    Maybe try Melb uni co-op?

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    Might be worth looking online for second hand text books, I know many unis I've been to have uni libraries and Co-op shops that sell second hand books (or unwanted ones), sometimes super cheap, I got an electrical engineering and a java dev one for like a dollar. But unfortunately it only happens occasionally throughout the year.

    Some Op shops I've also found some technical books as well, especially if you can go to any near uni campuses.

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    A lot the information you want will be available online. What specifically are you trying to do?

    I’d try Facebook /gumtree , some Unis have buy/sell pages.

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      I am entry level It professional and need to get into Linux field, I love working with core linux kernel, I am learning to be a Kernel developer.

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        Do you have a background in C/C++?

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        It's quicker to set a target, e.g. make a hello world kernel module - or better - something that is useful, then try to get it done. In the process you'll google whatever questions coming into your mind, and you'll learn some basic concepts, where to make change, how to build, and how to debug. Then, you can decide whether you'd like to systematically learn these things, or you may be more interested in just making some more useful modules, it's up to you.

        For programming related studies, starting from reading books is not an efficient way of learning something, unless you have too much time to waste.

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    Keep an eye on humble bundle, they sell collections of ebooks often. I have a collection of Java books on google drive, if you're interested in them send me a message.

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    suppose consider to buy from ebay with the searhcing keywords: second hand linux kernel book
    The seocnd hand even help to save money.
    or amazon they exist of such option too.

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    Maybe instead of buying you can borrow? Melbourne University libraries is a great resource for your topics

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