On 04/25/2008 21:32, Edward Ruggeri wrote: > Hi all, > > I've used FreeBSD for about two years now. Besides using Linux for > projects on school computers, I never had much experience with > Unix-like operating systems. While I get by nicely on FreeBSD, I > recently felt that I didn't have a very solid understanding of it's > organization or structure. I suppose one can't know everything about > an operating system with as much functionality as FreeBSD, but I > started to feel like my knowledge was really ad-hoc, and that I didn't > completely understand what I was doing (as if I had learned only by > example). > > To that end, I started reading the FreeBSD handbook front-to-back. > I've gotten to Part III, and while it's been very valuable, I still > feel like I'm learning by example, and not by understanding the > operating system. I'm starting to think I'm expecting something out > of the handbook it's not designed to do. > > It seems like the man pages would be a good place to go, but my > trouble with using them is that they're difficult to put together the > information on different pages. I suppose I want something like a > textbook. I dream of a K&R type text that is very comprehensive and > well-organized.
My Vote: "The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System" Its not exactly "hot off the press" any more... but still quite a good read. Can be found here (mind the URL wrap): http://www.amazon.com/Design-Implementation-FreeBSD-Operating-System/dp/0201702452/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1209177819&sr=8-2 > > If anyone has advice, I'd very much appreciate it! > > Sincerely, > > -- Ned Ruggeri > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > > -- Regards, Eric
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