For example, both books discuss the importance of the make utility in the early chapters. In Jenness & Cozens, a footnote says only "On Microsoft Windows and other operating systems that lack compilers as standard, you'll need to install a version of make." Tregar's book is far more helpful, and provides a URL to the Microsoft website for a download.
Comments? Am I full of it? Any Windows users feel like they're getting short shrift?