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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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Even so, sometimes one needs that extra human touch. Unfortunately it is also formal.

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. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Want to Read saving…. Amazon Abwolute Find, attract, and engage customers. Emilio Prete rated it it was amazing Jun 29, This is the only modern printed text on managing OpenBSD.

Stefan rated it really liked it Oct 09, 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.


If you only have experience from Ubuntu or SuSE for example, I imagine this introduction will be very valuable. As far as a technical book about an operating system, it’s a great technical reference with plenty of explanation for the OpenBSD noob.

How to determine which systems are affected; how to download, patch, compile and install them this was in the previous edition ; and how to distribute them effectively.

Absolute OpenBSD: Unix for the Practical Paranoid

There are, as I mentioned earlier, substantial differences between the BSDs, but they are reasonably close to each other, abolute this book allows you to learn more about the BSDs without getting lost in the man pages. All this is hidden among the chapters but I would like an explicit treatment.

Something that Lucas passionately advises you not to do. Tommy rated it it was amazing Oct 31, Lucas will help you to understand OpenBSD-people. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Jeremy rated it really liked it May 21, Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. The book takes you through the intricacies of the platform and teaches how to manage your system, offering friendly explanations, background information, troubleshooting suggestions, and copious examples throughout.

This is the most important feature of the book and I want more.


Absolute OpenBSD: Unix for the Practical Paranoid by Michael W. Lucas

Chris Theiss rated it liked it Sep 24, Write a customer review. It’s a worthy second edition.

Amazon Rapids Fun parxnoid for kids on the go. This edition has been completely updated for OpenBSD 5. The ordering of certain chapters has changed to the better as well.

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This long-awaited second edition of Absolute OpenBSD maintains author Michael Lucas’s trademark straightforward and practical approach that readers have enjoyed pracyical years. You’ll learn how to: English Choose a language for shopping. 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.

Soong rated practica really liked it Nov 07, You’ll learn the intricacies of the platform, the technical details behind certain design decisions, and best practices, with bits of humor sprinkled throughout.