wyoming_antelope at yahoo.com
Sun Jun 20 23:48:11 PDT 2004
In reading the reviews, the book/CD set got the most praise. However,
from the reviews, it sounds like it needs to be updated.
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j.e.drews at att.net wrote:
> I heartily recommend "FreeBSD: An Open-Source OS for your PC". by Annelise Anderson
>This is the book for absolute beginners. If you think a port is a place where ships
>dock and bash is a goth discoteque dance, then this is the book you should be reading.
>The next great resource are the tutorials by Dru Lavigne:
>Whether judged by pedagogic, technical or literary standards, Dru's articles are
>works of high perfection.
>Finally, I recommend getting Greg Lehey's "The Complete FreeBSD". The book is a
>great resource for technical details about FreeBSD 5.X. I found the sections on TCP/IP
>and the etc file system to be very helpfully.
>>I finally decided that I needed to get more information on FreeBSD. I
>>got it up and running, then I did something else and I start getting
>>So I just ordered 3 books on FreeBSD from Amazon. In most of the reviews
>>posted there about the books, people were complaining about weak
>>documentation, too much information about things that they were not
>>interested in, and errors in the in the books which seems to be the most
>>common complaint. In my very short recent history with FreeBSD, I've
>>formed the opinion that documenting FreeBSD is it's greatest weakness.
>>FreeBSD needs someone who can actually type to write a good book for
>>beginners who have never seen UNIX code. A book is needed with examples
>>that actually WORK! Examples that are explained in plain English. There
>>seems to be very few books on FreeBSD around.
>>I have decided that it is a very good operating system which I need to
>>learn more about. And yes, I have all of the links that everyone sent
>>me. Thanks for all of the info.
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