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Date:      Thu, 1 Aug 2013 11:31:35 -0400
From:      Mike Jeays <>
Subject:   Re: learn
Message-ID:  <20130801113135.1d326f37@europa>
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On Thu, 1 Aug 2013 14:21:34 +0100 (BST)
Anton Shterenlikht <> wrote:

> >Date: Thu, 1 Aug 2013 14:29:25 +0200
> >From: herbert langhans <>
> >To:
> >Subject: Re: learn
> >The handbook is a monster, even technically interested people get lost
> >there. You know that, corebug.
> I completely disagree.
> The handbook is of excellent quality for a volunteer project.
> In particular, it is far ahead of any linux documentation
> effort I've seen. Indeed, it was the handbook that made me
> start using FreeBSD in the first place. In about 2003 I tried
> several linux distros, and got completely lost. The available
> documentation for linux, at least at that time, was not designed
> for a novice, certainly not at my level. In contrast, the
> FreeBSD handbook was very clear and allowed me to install
> and start using FreeBSD quickly and easily. This was version 4.9.
> Since then the quality of the handbook improved a lot.
> The handbook is certantly the first FreeBSD resource
> I would recommend to a FreeBSD novice.
> Anton
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Agreed - the handbook has been a great resource since I started using FreeBSD in 1997,
at version 2.2.something.

Greg Lehey's book "The Complete FreeBSD" is also excellent, and available as a free
download - although I am sure he would appreciate contributions or purchases.

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