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                         <desc>
 
                     <p>
-                    When I started working in a Web Design company, UNIX systems were all we had
-                    and the only thing we liked in order to give our clients a presence on the
-                    Internet. However, we used a plethora of UNIXes: IRIX, SunOS 4.1.3, FreeBSD,
-                    Linux, and there are many more flavours of UNIX out there. So I naturally
-                    wondered what was the difference between them.
-                    </p>
-                    <p>
-                    A co-worker recommended that in order to better understand what’s involved I
-                    should read this book, and so I bought it from a local Israeli book store. I
-                    did not regret buying it - this book is simply superb. Some chapters (such as
-                    the one about handling terminal I/O) are of little interest to most
-                    programmers, but as a general rule this book gives a lot of essential
-                    information about how to write portable software.
-                    </p>
-                    <p>
-                    Many Windows programmers write code and test it on their local machine, and
-                    think it will be perfectly acceptable this way. But Windows is only one OS,
-                    and the x86’s is only one processor architecture. In the UNIX world, there are
-                    plenty of other operating systems and processor architectures. Often many
-                    subtle problems can occur because of lack of knowledge of UNIX concepts.
+                    When I started working in a Web Design company, UNIX
+                    systems were all we had and the only thing we liked in
+                    order to give our clients a presence on the Internet.
+                    However, we used a plethora of UNIXes: IRIX, SunOS 4.1.3,
+                    FreeBSD, Linux, and there are many more flavours of UNIX
+                    out there. So I naturally wondered what was the difference
+                    between them.
                     </p>
 
+                    <p>
+                    A co-worker recommended that in order to better understand
+                    what’s involved I should read this book, and so I bought it
+                    from a local Israeli book store. I did not regret buying it
+                    - this book is simply superb. Some chapters (such as the
+                    one about handling terminal I/O) are of little interest to
+                    most programmers, but as a general rule this book gives a
+                    lot of essential information about how to write portable
+                    software.
+                    </p>
+
+                    <p>
+                    Many Windows programmers write code and test it on their
+                    local machine, and think it will be perfectly acceptable
+                    this way. But Windows is only one OS, and the x86’s is only
+                    one processor architecture. In the UNIX world, there are
+                    plenty of other operating systems and processor
+                    architectures. Often many subtle problems can occur because
+                    of lack of knowledge of UNIX concepts.
+                    </p>
 
                         </desc>
                     </prod>