Lloyd Hayes wrote:

I finally decided that I needed to get more information on FreeBSD. I got it up and running, then I did something else and I start getting errors again....

So I just ordered 3 books on FreeBSD from Amazon. In most of the reviews posted there about the books, people were complaining about weak documentation, too much information about things that they were not interested in, and errors in the in the books which seems to be the most common complaint. In my very short recent history with FreeBSD, I've formed the opinion that documenting FreeBSD is it's greatest weakness. FreeBSD needs someone who can actually type to write a good book for beginners who have never seen UNIX code. A book is needed with examples that actually WORK! Examples that are explained in plain English. There seems to be very few books on FreeBSD around.

Beginners who never seen UNIX coude shouldn't start with FreeBSD in the first place, if you ask me. They should start Mandrake Linux or SuSe or something of the sorts. FreeBSD isn't made to make an "user friendly" operating system, as Mandrake Linux is aiming at. You just have to know some Unix stuff before you even start with FreeBSD.

I have the book on the below link, and I must say it is very very good. Good examples and clearly elaborated, though it lacks in-depth information, which might be handy for more advanced users. It's good for beginners who are comfortable in a Unix or Linux enviroment. Why don't you give that one a shot?


And what about our own FreeBSD Handbook? Don't tell me that that is bad, because there is book that can beat it if you ask me.



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