Anton Shterenlikht mexas at bris.ac.uk
Thu Aug 1 13:21:40 UTC 2013

>Date: Thu, 1 Aug 2013 14:29:25 +0200
>From: herbert langhans <w3 at langhans.com.pl>
>To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
>Subject: Re: learn

>The handbook is a monster, even technically interested people get lost
>there. You know that, corebug.

I completely disagree.

The handbook is of excellent quality for a volunteer project.
In particular, it is far ahead of any linux documentation
effort I've seen. Indeed, it was the handbook that made me
start using FreeBSD in the first place. In about 2003 I tried
several linux distros, and got completely lost. The available
documentation for linux, at least at that time, was not designed
for a novice, certainly not at my level. In contrast, the
FreeBSD handbook was very clear and allowed me to install
and start using FreeBSD quickly and easily. This was version 4.9.

Since then the quality of the handbook improved a lot.
The handbook is certantly the first FreeBSD resource
I would recommend to a FreeBSD novice.


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