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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This book is an excellent choice for those who are considering one of the BSDs but are not sure which one to use. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. It’s a worthy second edition. The author assumes a knowledge of basic UNIX commands, design, and permissions.

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Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Open Preview See a Problem? As far as a technical book about an operating system, it’s a great technical reference with plenty of explanation for the OpenBSD noob. He was on the Internet before the Web existed, and now works for an independent telecommunications wholesaler in Michigan. Some of these items ship sooner than the others.


Lucas is the author of several critically-acclaimed nonfiction books and assorted short fiction. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. About the Author Michael W. Mar 25, Peter added it. Soong rated it really liked it Nov 07, Read more Read less. Martin rated it it was amazing Nov 15, Would you like to tell us about a lower price? The book is well produced with a nice layout and few errors, as expected from No Starch.

Disregarding the fact that security patches are pretty uncommon on a tight OpenBSD system. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

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Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Pages with related products. Each of the BSDs, while coming from the same lineage, have for many years diverged – sometimes dramatically FreeBSD’s recent switch to a new package managing and ports system comes to mind.

Want to Read saving…. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. That said, OpenBSD is a great project and definitely teaches good security practices. Lucas takes great care to explain where OpenBSD comes from and what makes it different from other operating systems.

Without this book, it would have taken me considerably longer to figure out how to set up a comfortable single-user environment for a hand-me-down laptop HP G42 DX Christopher rated it really liked it May 31, The culture surrounding OpenBSD is quite different.


Unfortunately it is also formal. Unix for the Practical Paranoid. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Granted, my experience with the BSDs absolkte after about a year of light distro-hopping and settling on Slackware with a simultaneous soft tbe and wary eye on Mint- still can’t trust something derived from Ubuntuso I was already somewhat biased against man pages.

Shawn Shifflett rated it it was practicak Jul 07, Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Going to the BSDs was a breath of fresh air Examples? A good overview of the system as well as a fair introduction to UNIX.

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

You’ll learn the intricacies of the platform, the technical details behind certain design decisions, and best practices, with bits of humor sprinkled throughout. Tommy rated it it was amazing Oct 31, Ed rated it liked it May 20, Books by Michael W.

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