msherman77 at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 14 04:33:08 PST 2007
Here's the toc:
--- Sam I Am <derrick at uniquestrength.net> wrote:
> cpghost wrote:
> > 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.
> > -cpghost.
> 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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