Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Nov 2007 22:51 UTC, submitted by Earin
OpenBSD OpenBSD 4.2 has been released. "We are pleased to announce the official release of OpenBSD 4.2. This is our 22nd release on CD-ROM (and 23rd via FTP). We remain proud of OpenBSD's record of more than ten years with only two remote holes in the default install." Update: A what's new article at ONLamp.
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RE: OpenBSD for the average Joe
by Geoff Gigg on Fri 2nd Nov 2007 03:25 UTC in reply to "OpenBSD for the average Joe"
Geoff Gigg
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If you really want to get into OpenBSD, and want a gentle but thorough introduction, I recommend Absolute OpenBSD by Michael Lucas. Yes it's a bit outdated, but much of the info is timeless. Even if you don't run OpenBSD, it's a good education on all sorts of topics. I found it a very interesting read.

It's not a web book, but you can get a feel for it here and decide if it's worth purchasing. (Or you can get an old copy off Amazon, or maybe even at your library.)

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erikharmon Member since:

I've got this book too. I'd say it's good, but not great. It's a little fluffy. Gotta love the Theo non-endorsement endorsement though, "Michael Lucas has written a book about OpenBSD. This is it." (paraphrasing)

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Janizary Member since:

You gotta remember that Theo clearly states that noone should need a book if they can read, because there is the FAQ and the man pages.

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