Sam I Am
derrick at uniquestrength.net
Fri Dec 14 04:12:42 PST 2007
> On Fri, 14 Dec 2007 00:48:19 -0800
> "Ted Mittelstaedt" <tedm at toybox.placo.com> wrote:
>>> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Joshua Isom
>>> Although I haven't looked much into any FreeBSD book, I wouldn't be
>>> surprised at all if FreeBSD's documentation combined with
>>> freebsd-questions would outweigh it.
>> It's not the raw knowledge that is the power. It's the presentation.
>> Newbies cannot digest the FreeBSD docs since the docs assume the
>> user isn't a newbie.
> Right! One can't emphasize this enough.
> IMHO, computer books should be time savers, i.e. a guide highlighting
> the most important aspects of some topic in a unique way. Authors of
> such books shouldn't be afraid to tell readers to go RTFM after
> presenting an overview... unless it's a very narrowly focused book.
> A good tutorial beats a 350 pages book anytime; and a 350 pages
> book with the right mix of selected topics beats an 800+ pages
> "reference-style" all-rounder book as well, most of the time.
The book announcement says that the book is completely revised.
I am interested if this book covers mostly FreeBSD 6 or 7. I also would
like to see the table of contents online.
Maybe, I will just have to go to Borders or some place like that.
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