> inspired by a guy (the OP) who has been using fBSD for many >> years >> (over 5 . . . I can't remember the exact number). >> > > I have been struggling to use FreeBSD for a shorter amount of time (for a > fileserver). I was originally attracted to OpenBSD "for security." However, > OpenBSD users are expected to compile all patches from source. Since I wasn't > planning on doing code-reviews myself, I saw little benefit in using extra > disk space and compile time when binaries would do.i
run -current (via snapshots) > [snip . . . a lot, which I didn't read] > So, this long story boils down to the following question: > > What is that best way to use the handbook and related documentation (like > man-pages)? > What?! Ummm . . . read them. I'm not trying to be too big of a dick, but your question strikes me as odd. Read them when you come across something that is troubling you. I suppose there is no need to read about, say, wifi card drivers that you don't use. > I am willing to do some reading, but get distracted by irrelevant or > sometimes too low-level stuff. I want to avoid programing as much as possible > until I actually have a work-station I am comfortable playing around with. How do you expect to get comfortable w/out "playing around," other than, I guess (a'la above) reading the documentation? >Thinking about it in the week before posting this, I think that part of my >problem is I want to use the documentation to do the "right thing" rather than >experiment. Once I move the family's files onto the server, it becomes >essential. I won't be able to have it out of commission for weeks at a time. I >hope with the server properly set up, win98 may even be usable again: just do >a clean install every morning! I even downloaded the Windows 7 RC so that I >can be informed when I say it sucks. > > > Regards, > > James Phillips > > PS: I find it a little annoying that FreeBSD releases faster than I can > configure my computer! ;) Again . . . What?! You're not required to update every time there is a release. This too is odd, IMO. > > > > > __________________________________________________________________ > Looking for the perfect gift? Give the gift of Flickr! > > http://www.flickr.com/gift/ > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org" > _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"