[PC-BSD Testing] What do you recommend for the newbies; What book to study etc

Hans Ruhe hansruhe1 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 1 00:19:50 PDT 2012


Hi Dale,
Thanks for your recommendation.

I appreciate it,

Have a nice weekend,

Hans

2012/9/1 Dale Scott <dale at dalescott.net>

> I bought the PC-BSD Users Handbook by Drew Lavigne, mostly for GUI-level
> coverage of KDE (I’m more familiar with GNOME, but I don’t think it’s a
> sure thing for v3 to ever be available for FBSD), and jails, and it was
> worth it. If you want more depth though, you’ll have to go to the PC-BSD
> on-line docs, then the FreeBSD books (and the on-line FBSD handbook).****
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> FreeBSD books in my library:****
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> **·         ** “Absolute FreeBSD” by Lucas (~ fbsd-7), my first general
> go-to****
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> **·         **“FreeBSD Unleashed” (it’s early bsd-6, and I found it cheap
> on Amazon) To me, it has a more hard-core sysadmin feel than Lucas does (I
> find Lucas more readable) with different material, and ****
>
> **·         **“Building a Server with FreeBSD 7” by Hong. It’s a recipe
> book and helped me though my first system, and is still my go-to for
> quickly following a restore-from-dump procedure, and looking up where the
> config files are an application.****
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> If I was a newb looking for something to dig into, I’d think about
> high-level cloud and networking, and how to migrate a local system (web
> application or group of applications, possibly in a jail, or some sort of
> pc-bsd or freesbd “instance”), to a cloud service (perhaps a FreeBSD
> machine in the Goggle cloud), as much as possible through a GUI (for a
> basic tutorial, but with application to a production-oriented process).***
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> Dale****
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> *From:* testing-bounces at lists.pcbsd.org [mailto:
> testing-bounces at lists.pcbsd.org] *On Behalf Of *Bridger Dyson-Smith
> *Sent:* Friday, August 31, 2012 6:06 AM
> *To:* PC-BSD Testing list
> *Subject:* Re: [PC-BSD Testing] What do you recommend for the newbies;
> What book to study etc****
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> Hi Hans,****
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> I've gotten some excellent mileage out of the PC-BSD handbook (
> http://www.freebsdmall.com/cgi-bin/fm/pcbsdhbk9.0?id=zrYYvrQB&mv_pc=195)
> -- well-written & thoroughly cited. ****
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> Cheers!****
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> Bridger****
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> On Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 4:57 AM, Hans Ruhe <hansruhe1 at gmail.com> wrote:***
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> Hi Lars,
> Just did, I ordered the Absolute FreeBSD book :-)
>
> Thanks again,
> Best regards,
> Hans****
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> 2012/8/31 Hans Ruhe <hansruhe1 at gmail.com>****
>
> Hi Lars,
>
> Thank you for the answer. I will look at a store here in The Netherlands
> that is specialized in computerbooks.
>
> I took a quick look and they have also this book:
> http://comcol.nl/your-unix-linux-the-ultimate-guide.html
> And I found your recommendation as well :-)   The Absolute FreeBSD !
>
> Thank you Lars, this is very helpful. I will order the Absolute FreeBSD
> soon.
>
> Best regards,
> Hans****
>
> 2012/8/31 Lars Engels <lars.engels at 0x20.net>****
>
> On Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 09:21:02PM +0200, Hans Ruhe wrote:
> > Hi Kris and team,
> >
> > What would you recommend to learn in depth knowledge for the newbies ?
> > Which book is to be recommended for instance ?
> >
> > Best regards,
> > Hans****
>
> What do you like to learn? FreeBSD?
>
> If so, I'd recommend Michael Lucas' "Absolute FreeBSD" [1]. It's a bit
> oldish (2007), but still a very good lecture.
>
> Apart from that, there's always the FreeBSD Handbook [2], even in
> Dutch [3] :)
>
>
> [1]
> http://www.amazon.com/Absolute-FreeBSD-Complete-Guide-Edition/dp/1593271514
> [2] http://FreeBSD.org/handbook/
> [3] http://www.freebsd.org/doc/nl/books/handbook/****
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