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Greg Lehey is an independent computer consultant specializing in UNIX. Born in Australia, he was educated in Malaysia and England before studying chemistry in Germany and chemical engineering in England. He has spent his professional career in Germany, where he worked for computer manufacturers such as Univac and Tandem, the German space research agency, nameless software houses, and a large user before deciding to work for himself. In the course of over 20 years in the industry he has performed most jobs you can think of, ranging from kernel support to product marketing, systems programming to operating, processing satellite data to programming gasoline pumps. About the only thing he hasn't done is write commercial software. He is currently engaged in the production of CD-ROMs of ported free software, and this book is one result of his experience in this area. He is available for short-term contracts and can be reached by mail at email@example.com.
This book covers FreeBSD 5 but we're almost up to 10 now and I don't see a revised version of this book yet.
Really wish I did b/c I'd buy it. Read more
This is a great book for installing and maintaining FreeBSD. It explains why you may want to install certain commands or OS features and how to set them up. Read morePublished 10 months ago by R. Burchfield
I was expecting documentation from the source code (ie. a description of how FreeBSD internals work). This book is just another "How to use FreeBSD" book like any other. Read morePublished on May 3, 2008 by Cdh Manning
Along with Michael W. Lucas' AbsoluteBSD, now called Absolute FreeBSD in it's 2nd edition, these are the 2 most useful books on FreeBSD and UNIX in general I've found. Read morePublished on December 10, 2007 by Thatcher Dryden Jr.
This book is an in-depth and excellent source of information on the installation, configuration, and administration of FreeBSD UNIX. Read morePublished on February 21, 2007 by S. Robinson
This is a very good book on FreeBSD. It touches on just about every aspect of installing, configuring, and running FreeBSD. Read morePublished on January 13, 2006 by rexbinary
The two books that I use most frequently when administering my FreeBSD server, are this one by Lehey and UNIX System Administration Handbook by Nemeth et al. Read morePublished on May 16, 2005 by R. Sandridge
I bought this book based on the reviews here. I know very little about using Unix. I flipped through the book and found it easy to read as well as covering all the topics that... Read morePublished on March 14, 2005 by Rob Belics