i'm want to start learning how to program and i'm starting by self study for as of the moment, i can't support myself to go to a school.
what books out there are really good? i mean from the basics of programming..i wouldn't want a book that i can't understand and make me take a step back or two, that would be wasting some money for me. i want to take it step by step and from the start.
and one thing too, i'm planning to get myself a PC and would a MAC be recommended? for programming? or a PC first?