Linked by Adam S on Wed 30th Jan 2002 17:25 UTC
FreeBSD With more and more people migrating away from Microsoft's platforms, it's increasingly important for alternative operating systems to be well documented in order to attract and maintain new users. FreeBSD is already well documented; its on-line handbook is an extremely well detailed guide to the OS as a whole. But for the user new to FreeBSD, or even Unix as a whole, salvation may come in the form of SAMS' FreeBSD Unleashed by Michael Urban and Brian Tiemann.
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extremely well detailed?
by Martin on Wed 30th Jan 2002 20:00 UTC


I wouldn't go that far. Detailed, ok, and it's definately an on-line handbook. Ever tried to write a device driver for FreeBSD? I hope you're good at sorting through header files, and extrapolating from example source code, because that's about all you get. Don't get me wrong, the device driver interface is pretty sweet, once you get to know it, it's just not that well documented.

http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/developers-handboo...