As I’ve mentioned in my last previous posts, I am now working on a “A Newcomers Guide to BSD” book.
The book will consist of four parts:
- Unix history and philosophy
- General things that you get with BSD
- High level overview of the most popular BSDs out there
- Downsides of BSD
It’s easy to find great materials for BSD as long as you are an advanced user. If you are just starting? Good luck. Install a random flavor and try to not get insane trying to piece all of this out. This is the niche I want to cover, a small intro and a way to promote BSD to people who have no idea what it really is.
The book will be available in print, from something like Lulu. There will also be an e-book from e-book retailers, maybe even Amazon.
The book will however be also free to download as PDF, and (if I find a way), in HTML form. This is my first date with Latex after all :).
I am currently studying & writing about UNIX history, as this is a necessary (and fascinating) introduction.