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Date:      Sun, 5 Feb 1995 09:08:33 -0700 (MST)
From:      billlee@freenet.edmonton.ab.ca
To:        Roger L Soles <rsoles@SIRIUS.COM>
Cc:        questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   Re: Books, Etc., on FreeBSD
Message-ID:  <Pine.A32.3.91.950205085010.33539A-100000@freenet.edmonton.ab.ca>
In-Reply-To: <9502041957.AA10625@SIRIUS.COM>

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Roger, thanks for your feedback!

You provide a new perspective on the O'Reilly books that no one else
mentioned.  There are people at my work who have significant UNIX
experience, though I don't know if they'd call themselves gurus yet. 
(UNIX is fairly new to our installation.)  However, I'm sure they'll be
able to answer my UNIX newbie questions; with their help, the O'Reilly
books, perhaps a tutorial-type book, and my 25 years of experience on IBM 
mainframes (and more recently, OS/2), I should be fine. Thanks again.
------------------------------------------------- 
Bill Lee   E-mail: billlee@freenet.edmonton.ab.ca
           Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

On Sat, 4 Feb 1995, Roger L Soles wrote:

> I bought the O'Reilly books when I first got started on the BSD
> Band wagon.  From my perspective they were the only thing you really
> could get to give you a clue... but I was not a Unix hack, and the
> O'Reilly books really are written for people with a Unix background.
> 
> They are good -- but if you don't have a Unix background, you will
> not be able to get by with them alone (fortunately I had a number of
> Unix 'gurus' at work to help me over the obscure points).  The
> newsgroups will help, but they don't give very good interactive
> Q&A...
> 
> Good Luck...
> 
> - Roger



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