Absolute FreeBSD

Barnaby Scott bds at waywood.co.uk
Fri Dec 14 15:04:54 PST 2007

Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Barnaby Scott [mailto:bds at waywood.co.uk]
>> Sent: Friday, December 14, 2007 7:22 AM
>> To: cpghost
>> Cc: Ted Mittelstaedt; FreeBSD Mailing List
>> Subject: Re: Absolute FreeBSD
>> It is aimed pretty squarely at budding sysadmins, not desktop users (X
>> is hardly even mentioned),
> We have many FreeBSD servers at my job that do many different things
> for people.  Only 1 of them requires X in any form at all - and all it
> uses are the X libraries to do some graphics processing.  It does not
> run a window manager.  You can get a huge amount of useful work done
> on FreeBD without having anything to do with X.
> Ted

It wasn't a criticism - I just wanted to point out the sort of audience 
the book speaks to: people who run servers - who, as you say, have 
little or no need for X. I wanted to learn exactly the sort of stuff the 
book focused on, and loved it.


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