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Absolute FreeBSD, 2nd Edition by Michael W. Lucas

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For the New System Administrator

If you're new to Unix, the best way to learn is to eat your own dog food. No, I'm not suggesting that you dine with Rover. If you ran a dog food company, you'd want to make a product that your own dog eats happily. If your dog turns his nose up at your latest recipe, you have a problem. The point here is that if you work with a tool or create something, you should actually use it. The same thing applies to any Unix-like operating system, including FreeBSD.

Desktop FreeBSD

If you're serious about learning FreeBSD, I suggest wiping out the operating system on your main computer and running FreeBSD instead. Yes, I know, now that dog food doesn't sound so bad. But learning an operating system is like learning a language; ...

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