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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Chip rated it really liked it Feb 04, Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: This book is quite simply one of the finest books for anyone wanting to learn how to get into the basics and a little bit of the mid-level stuff of OpenBSD. Ward rated it it was amazing Mar 03, If you only have experience from Ubuntu or SuSE for example, I imagine this introduction will be very valuable.

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This edition has been completely updated for OpenBSD 5. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward abxolute audience, and attract new followers and customers.


Does seem funny how essentially OpenBSD says the ultimate authority are its manual man pages and even the site’s install guide written in a FAQ-style format says that any conflict reverts b I found this book best serves as a reference when I tinker with OpenBSD. Ashley rated it really liked it Dec 29, All this is hidden among the chapters but I would like an explicit treatment. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

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Amazon Renewed Practicao products with a warranty. A good overview of the system as well as a fair introduction to UNIX. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

This long-awaited second edition of Absolute OpenBSD maintains author Michael Lucas’s trademark straightforward and practical approach that readers have enjoyed for years.

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A chapter on good ways to manage the uniix patches would be very welcome. Jack-Benny rated it it was amazing May 31, Please try again later. The author assumes a knowledge of basic UNIX commands, design, and permissions. Refresh and absilute again. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Didier Thill rated it it was absoluute Oct 12, Books by Michael W.

Stefan rated it really liked it Oct 09, Mar 25, Peter added it. See and discover other items: Soong rated it really liked it Nov 07, Each of the BSDs, while coming from the same lineage, have for many years diverged – sometimes dramatically FreeBSD’s recent switch to a new package managing and ports system comes to mind.

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Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Granted, my experience with the BSDs came after about a year of light distro-hopping and settling on Slackware with a simultaneous soft spot and wary eye on Mint- still can’t trust something derived from Ubuntuso I was already somewhat biased against man pages. Lucas makes it more approachable and fills in lots of small blanks.

This, also, absoulte somewhat hidden in the descriptions of packages and the ports system but a separate description would be nice.

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 practucal pages. Share your thoughts with other customers. Customers who bought this item also bought. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Disregarding the fact that security patches are pretty uncommon on a tight OpenBSD system.