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Date:      Mon, 12 Mar 2007 00:59:35 -0400
From:      DAve <dave.list@pixelhammer.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Manual updates
Message-ID:  <45F4DE37.2030206@pixelhammer.com>
In-Reply-To: <20070311214721.O52046@chylonia.3miasto.net>
References:  <000001c76419$a7bfe6c0$4a074c0a@andypc2> <20070311214721.O52046@chylonia.3miasto.net>

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Wojciech Puchar wrote:
>> As a newb to FreeBSD I find that the manual/handbook is not great in 
>> detail,
>> (understatement), and I seem to be relying on this questions list for 
>> a lot
>> of help.
> 
> what's missing? i think it's quite detailed

I started with Linux years ago. I tried several versions and only 
Slackware was useable, and only because the lists were such great help. 
There was of course the RH books, not any better than Slackware 
Unleashed or the FreeBSD Handbook.

In frustration I tried FreeBSD and got it up and running all by myself 
using the book, I was impressed. Once I found SeaFug I really got 
rolling. Overall I think the FreeBSD Handbook is one of the best. It 
doesn't have as much detail as it could, but it takes time and people to 
create such things.

If FreeBSD is lacking in documentation it is not the book, it is because 
Linux has the enormous "How To" library available to new users. Funny 
thing though, I used most of the Linux How To docs when first learning 
FreeBSD. As far as applications and services go like Samba, NIS, NFS, 
etc. Most of the Linux How To docs work with FreeBSD.

DAve

-- 
Three years now I've asked Google why they don't have a
logo change for Memorial Day. Why do they choose to do logos
for other non-international holidays, but nothing for
Veterans?

Maybe they forgot who made that choice possible.



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