Summary and Info
Don't judge this book by its title. If you know how to program, but are a servant of the Microsoft Lord (we don't speak his name), this book is the pathway to learn Linux programming. It is very well written. If one has the discipline to work through the numerous examples, they will become proficient at Linux programming, e.g., fork new processes, implement pthreads, understand common system calls, and perhaps best of all benefit from the experience of the these Linux programmers. It is a fine book at the intermediate level.
Try it out. This book is available free of charge at http://www.advancedlinuxprogramming.com. Having an electronic copy is useful for searching, and it can be printed. A thank you is in order for a quality book made available to the public, free of charge. Thank you authors! I look forward to other books these fellows write. Don't be surprised if you find yourself valuing the book enough to purchase a copy from Amazon, but that is a personal decision.
As a critical SOB (so says my wife), I do have some negative comments. The book has some errata, so be sure to download corrections from the web site. Also, the book is five years old, and a second edition would be wonderful. All considered, this book must be rated 5 stars, period.