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Date:      Thu, 1 Aug 2013 08:55:21 -0700
From:      aurfalien <aurfalien@gmail.com>
To:        Mike Jeays <mike.jeays@rogers.com>
Cc:        mexas@bris.ac.uk, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: learn
Message-ID:  <8B3397F6-CBFC-4D9C-A971-AC39861B309E@gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <20130801113135.1d326f37@europa>
References:  <20130801122925.GA23418@manul.langhans.com.pl> <201308011321.r71DLYZH004812@mech-cluster241.men.bris.ac.uk> <20130801113135.1d326f37@europa>

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On Aug 1, 2013, at 8:31 AM, Mike Jeays wrote:

> On Thu, 1 Aug 2013 14:21:34 +0100 (BST)
> Anton Shterenlikht <mexas@bris.ac.uk> wrote:
>=20
>>> Date: Thu, 1 Aug 2013 14:29:25 +0200
>>> From: herbert langhans <w3@langhans.com.pl>
>>> To: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
>>> Subject: Re: learn
>>=20
>>> The handbook is a monster, even technically interested people get =
lost
>>> there. You know that, corebug.
>>=20
>> I completely disagree.
>>=20
>> 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.
>>=20
>> 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.
>>=20
>> Anton
>> _______________________________________________
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>=20
> Agreed - the handbook has been a great resource since I started using =
FreeBSD in 1997,
> at version 2.2.something.
>=20
> 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.
>=20
> http://www.lemis.com/grog/Documentation/CFBSD/

I suggest downloading the USB image, combine that with Googling and =
bayam, off you go.

Of course, supplement with RTFMing which should always be at your side =
and all will be well.

And lastly, having membership on this fine list is key.  The FreeBSD =
community is indeed grand.

Hell, I may even get a hoody from the store :)

- aurf=



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