FreeBSD 5: The Complete Reference

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9780072224092: FreeBSD 5: The Complete Reference

Here is your complete guide to FreeBSD installation, configuration, and use with full coverage of FreeBSD-specific material such as its own configuration files and kernel. The bonus CD-ROM contains the latest version of FreeBSD.

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The Definitive Resource on FreeBSD


Why run FreeBSD? Based on UNIX, FreeBSD is a highly stable, flexible operating system that can be used in a wide range of computing applications. This all-you-need book is a comprehensive guide to FreeBSD installation, file and kernel configuration, operation, and more. Integrate this powerful OS with your existing hardware and software, and take advantage of system management and administration benefits, graphic and office tools even multimedia and gaming features. Whether you're a home user or an IT professional seeking a reliable, fully supported OS solution, let FreeBSD: The Complete Reference help you realize the power and functionality of this open-source tool.


-Check compatibility issues, prepare your system, and install FreeBSD
-Run non-BSD UNIX, Linux, DOS, and Windows programs
-Configure basic and dial-up networking
-Operate office and graphics software, play games, run multimedia programs, and more
-Implement file, Web, login, and mail servers
-Understand ownership, permissions, and file-manipulation commands
-Locate, install, and use FreeBSD software
-Modify, recompile, and upgrade kernels
-Use GNOME or KDE, create your own desktop environment, or utilize text-mode commands
-Implement system maintenance and security functions

CD-ROM contains latest software version FreeBSD 5.0

About the Author:

Roderick W. Smith (Woonsocket, RI) is a self-employed computer book author. He is the author of eight other computer books, primarily on Linux, networking, and multi-OS computing.

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