Absolute OpenBSD UNIX for the Practical Paranoid. Chapter 0 – Introduction. Chapter 1 – Additional Help. Chapter 2 – Installation Preparations. Chapter 3. Absolute OpenBSD: Unix for the Practical Paranoid is a comprehensive guide to the OpenBSD operating system by Michael W. Lucas, author of Absolute. This straightforward, practical, and complete guide to mastering the powerful and complex OpenBSD operating system, is for the experienced UNIX user who.

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All this is hidden among the chapters but I would like an explicit treatment. Each of the BSDs, while coming from the same lineage, have for many years vor – sometimes dramatically FreeBSD’s recent switch to a new package managing and ports system comes to mind. There are, as I mentioned earlier, substantial differences between the BSDs, but they are reasonably close to each other, and this book allows you to learn more about the BSDs without getting lost in the man pages.

Stefan rated it really liked it Oct 09, Arkadiusz rated it it was amazing Jun 09, Withoutabox Submit to Film Openbds. Ashley rated it really liked it Dec 29, This, also, is somewhat hidden in the descriptions of packages and the ports system but a separate description would be nice. Write a customer review. It’s important to have close at hand a recent book with a solid overview of any high-to-mid-level OS functionality, suitable for quick reference, not so much for the “tl;dnr” crowd, but for those who have attempted to RTFM and found a slightly less abstruse approach to information would be helpful from time to time.


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Both of those topics would, IMHO, be more interesting than all the details of compiling custom kernels. This long-awaited second edition of Absolute OpenBSD maintains author Michael Lucas’s trademark straightforward and practical approach that readers have enjoyed for years.

Openbsdd Music Stream millions of songs. Explore the Home Gift Guide. The ordering of certain chapters has changed to the better thhe well. As always Lucas is the standard other tech writers should aim for.

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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Lucas will help you to understand OpenBSD-people. Absoluts to Know Us. Not for the novice use however, the book assumes familiarity with basic concepts.

The culture surrounding OpenBSD is quite different. Lucas makes it more approachable and fills in lots of small blanks. The writing style is simple, to the point and entertaining, as expected from Lucas. Something that Lucas passionately advises you not to do.


Lucas rated it really liked it Mar 26, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Share your thoughts with other customers. Posthums rated it really liked it Feb peactical, You’ll learn the intricacies of the platform, the technical details behind certain design decisions, and best practices, with bits of humor sprinkled throughout.

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Absolute OpenBSD: Unix for the Practical Paranoid

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