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I own a copy of the book and I have to agree with the I suspect Dru in print might be close to what you'd get in person (as a tutor), with the added advantage of being able to leave her for breaks, or have her answer a question repeatedly. statement.
The book is an excellent companion to anyone (either new to or not that new to) using FreeBSD; specially if you need a book that has the answer on how to get things done.
I would highly recommend it to anyone who needs help with FreeBSD (and other BSD's too for that matter ...).
It should be added that "the Best of FreeBSD Basics" can also be bought at freebsdmall.com ... alongside with a suscription to FreeBSD 7.0 ... That's the best kit to get you started on FreeBSD
This is one of the few (relatively current) FreeBSD-related books I haven't had the opportunity to read yet.
I will say that I enjoyed Dru's 'BSD Hacks' quite a lot, so I'm looking forward to this one.
Thanks for the review.
Given that a large portion of FreeBSD work also involves Linux emulation and to get Linux software running under FreeBSD, does the book address some of that? I cannot find a table of contents link for it on Amazon?
Yes, Dru Lavigne rocks
FreeBSD is one of the best documented UNIX-like systems.
Just have a look at the Handbook and the other documents in www.FreeBSD.org/doc. There is also a huge translation effort underway.
As far as printed books go, besides Dru's, I would heartily recommend M.W.Lucas' "Absolute FreeBSD" (the latest edition, covering also FreeBSD 7)
Yup ... Dru's, Lucas's and Lehey's book ( which he generously made available for all of us for free and can be found in here: http://www.lemis.com/grog/Documentation/CFBSD/ ) cover all the basics and _far_ beyond that ...
And if that isn't enough, you still have the online handbook ... what else can you ask for???
( an updated version of "The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System" maybe )
PS.: I almost forgot ... "Yes .. Dru _rules_!" Edited 2008-07-02 23:15 UTC
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