Operating Systems students will inevitably study Unix, and in doing so need to obtain Unix textbooks. But students of Unix often spend far too much money every semester purchasing Unix textbooks. Unix books can be very expensive when you buy new textbooks, while a rented textbook can be half the price or less. For example, a rental copy of either The J. Ranade Unix Primer (Unix/C), Perl: A Beginner's Guide, or UNIX Made Easy can be 75% less than what you might pay in a college bookstore.

Textbook rentals are easy (and even cheaper than buying used textbooks! And there are a number of ways to find the rentals themselves. If you wanted to rent GCC: The Complete Reference, the best way would be to find the ISBN number (in this case, ISBN9780070511415) from your Unix class guide and search for it on BookRenter.com. Whether you’re studying Administration, AIX, or any other subject within Unix, renting textbooks is the way to go.