If your a FreeBSD Newbie Looking to get FreeBSD and documentation, Goto:
look for "the complete set of FreeBSD +4 CD's"
when you get FreeBSD from indelible blue, you get a 500 page book + the
walnut Creek distribution of FreeBSD... It's way better than buying FreeBSD
from walnut Creek with no documentation.
>From: Paul Anderson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>To: Peter McGarvey <Networks.Manager@rncm.ac.uk>
>CC: David Kudrav <email@example.com>,
>Subject: RE: basic info on freebsd needed...
>Date: Mon, 2 Aug 1999 12:20:48 -0400 (EDT)
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>On Mon, 2 Aug 1999, Peter McGarvey wrote:
> > IMHO FreeBSD is definately the better OS, and is much easier to
> > install.
>The big problem I had with FreeBSD is that very little documentation comes
>with it on the CD. So, as a result I had the exact opposite experience
>you did. I found that the system was essentially undocumented(IME, the
>FreeBSD Handbook only briefly glazes over each of it's topics and has very
>little detailed documentation), and very much different from what I was
>used to. It took a remarkable amount of struggle just to get syslogd to
>spew log messages to one of the tty's, I still have no idea why the line
>wouldn't work at the bottom of syslogd.conf and would work at the top.
>IMHO, FreeBSD could sure use some better documentation. It took me days
>just to figure out that the device for the NE2000 ether card is ed0 - not
>a whisp of a clue in the docs. TTYL!
>Paul Anderson - Self-employed Megalomaniac
>Member of the Sarnia Linux User's Group
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> -Martin Luther on Copernicus' theory that the Earth orbits the sun
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