msherman77 at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 14 05:43:33 PST 2007
The authors never fail to mention that their book is
useful to new and experienced users alike. :)
It does have some new topics in there.
But I think I will hold off the purchase, at least for
Thanks for your reply.
--- Ted Mittelstaedt <tedm at toybox.placo.com> wrote:
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> > Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2007 6:40 PM
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> > Subject: Absolute FreeBSD
> > Good evening all,
> > I was wondering if anyone bought M. Lucas' new
> > book. How would you rate it?
> > I already have the first edition, is it worth the
> > money buying the second one?
> If you bought and grokked the first book and have
> been using
> FreeBSD ever since, do you really need a book of any
> kind at
> this point? Don't you have enough experience under
> belt to get by without a book?
> The operating system books - be it FreeBSD, Linux or
> serve an important function of helping people go
> from zero to
> 60 in getting up and going with their operating
> system of
> choice. But eventually you are going to outgrow
> them. There
> are always lots more people at 0 so the authors of
> books will never starve, but you need to eventually
> out on your own.
> Ted Mittelstaedt
> Author: The FreeBSD Corporate Networker's Guide
> published 2000, Addison-Wesley
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