On Sat, 2004-06-19 at 20:33, Tom McLaughlin wrote: > On Sat, 2004-06-19 at 14:23, 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. > > Of the free OSs I think the different BSDs tend to be the better > documented. Along with the man pages (don't short them, some can be > obtuse at times but overall they give me what I need most of the time), > this has served as my primary source of documentation for FreeBSD: > > http://www.freebsd.org/docs.html > > Book wise, there are more on Linux. This is starting to change though > which is great. I think what you are looking for isn't necessarilly a > FreeBSD specific book, though having at least one is great, but a > general unix primer to help you get more familiar with unix concepts. I > remember when I started toying around with linux and stared at the > command line not knowing what to do. I had "Running Linux" back then > which had a great intro to such things like file permissions, > users/groups, and navigating around the system. > > Since I really can't from looking at my bookshelf, can anyone recommend > a book with a few good chapters on general unix concepts to get a > completely green user familiar and comfortable with "the way things are > done"? Comming from $OTHER_OS to unix can be daunting but once you get > the basics down, you start to complain that $OTHER_OS is too hard to do > what you want. :) > > Tom > > > I have decided that it is a very good operating system which I need to > > learn more about. And yes, I have all of the links that everyone sent > > me. Thanks for all of the info.
> ive also just started down the bsd route started on linux 2/3 years back then m$ was my desktop OS now thats been replaced by mandrake and bsd is my "play" OS i have to say its done me no end of good at work now been sent on aix courses in order to become a member of our risc team :) on a side not ive still have a small windows partition for running dvd2one dose any one know an equivalent in the *nix world arden > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"