j.e.drews at att.net
j.e.drews at att.net
Sat Jun 19 18:30:23 PDT 2004
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
> errors again....
> 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.
> Lloyd Hayes
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