--- Lloyd Hayes <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 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. > > I have decided that it is a very good operating > system which I need to > learn more about. And yes, I have all of the links > that everyone sent > me. Thanks for all of the info. > > -- > > Lloyd Hayes > > Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > URL: http://TalkingStaff.bravehost.com > E-FAX Number: (208) 248-6590 > Web Journal: http://lloyd_hayes.bravejournal.com/ > > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" >
Hello Lloyd, I must say that there may not be as much documentation about FreeBSD as there is to other operating systems. However the documentation that does exist is of high quality. If your looking for an intorductory book: FreeBSD: An Open-Source Operating System for Your Personal Computer, Second Edition (with CD-ROM) by Annelise Anderson ISBN: 0971204519 Also the FreeBSD handbook is an excellent reference: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/ Additional articles published by O'Reilly / Onlamp have a great beginners section (FreeBSD basics and Big Scary Daemons): www.onlamp.com/bsd Another set of good articles: http://www.daemonnews.org/new2bsd/ http://www.freebsd.org/projects/newbies.html Hope this helps, Pete __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Mail - 50x more storage than other providers! http://promotions.yahoo.com/new_mail _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"