OpenBSD Journal

Absolute OpenBSD Now Available for Pre-Order

Contributed by jose on from the publication-worthy dept.

Michael Lucas writes : "The book Absolute OpenBSD is now available for pre-order from the publisher. You can, of course, also order it through Amazon or any other online bookseller. While sample chapters are not yet available, they will be once the page layout and proofreading groups are finished with them. So far, we're well on target for a June release. And yes, it covers 3.3-specific features." Well, this is the first OpenBSD specific book since Building Firewalls ... and it's just one of a few OpenBSD books coming in the short term future.

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  1. By Anonymous Coward () on

    Can we see a table of contents that details the topics that will be covered?

  2. By Michael Lucas () on

    The "Building Firewalls" book covers both Linux and OpenBSD, and as such doesn't give OpenBSD the attention it deserves. Hence the "OpenBSD-specific" claim. Really, no deceit is intended.

    And yes, I'm well aware that several more OpenBSD books are in the pipeline. But I don't believe any of them are going to be in stores next month. :-)

  3. By Petr () on

    What additional information does the book offer ? I mean reading FAQ, going through mailing lists and man pages gives me a lot of knowledge. I welcome any attempt to learn something new, however it has to be new.

  4. By Anonymous Coward () on

    Is there any chance of ever finding this book in European bookstores?
    Or will ordering online (from eg.) be the only possible way to get it in Europe? ;)

  5. By Marco Peereboom () on

    Alright I just put in an order. I'll figure out later if it was worth the money. I am sure there are interesting topics in it :-)

  6. By dawg () on

    A lot of people have made a valid point that a tremendous amount of material is available already. I sit in front on computer screens all day long and the last thing I want to do is read hundreds of pages online.

    I for one appreciate being able to relax on the couch or whatever and read a book. Also, it allows a more conversational tone to the material and gives author specific insights.

    I'll buy it.

  7. By Anonymous Coward () on

    Can anyone comment about the other OpenBSD books that are underway? I know that ONLamp's Jacek Artymiak is writing one, but I haven't heard about the others.

  8. By The Wall Guy () on

    When I first started with OpenBSD, I had to do a bunch of google searches to get an idea on what I had to do and what I could do with this. I think a bound book would help to draw more users into the community. The newbie will associate with the book... it gives the OS some validity to them and a sense of security for what they are doing.

    More users means more CD sales and that means that my man page for pf.conf is going to get even bigger!

    Has anyone entertained the idea of tossing in a $10 off coupon for the CDs into the book?

  9. By Joe Swede () on

    Just want to say that Vin&Sprit AB in Sweden that owns the 'Absolut Vodka' trademark is a bit overzealous in protecting that trademark. Some Absolute this and that products/web sites have had their names challenged. Hope it wont happen here but just want to let you know if it does..

    Ps Thanks for writing an OpenBSD book!

  10. By Anonymous Coward () on

    Will it be write in "easy" english ?

    As you can see, mine is really poor. Just enought to read the FAQ and partially the man...


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