Subject: Re: Kernel Hacker want-a-be.
To: Chris G. Demetriou <>
From: Chuck McManis <>
List: netbsd-ports
Date: 04/17/2000 11:04:43
At 10:51 AM 4/17/00 -0700, Chris G. Demetriou wrote:
>You also have to watch out for the places where the book diverges from
>the reality of 4.4BSD...  8-)

I think *BSD is like a castle, no two castles are the same and yet they all
share similar features. They all have dungeons, they all have towers, they
all have a way of keeping the invading hordes away from the main keep.
Windows/* is like a trailer house, it always looks the same on the outside,
its got crappy walls that can't even block sound much less an invading
horde, and it toilets back up regularly. :-)

The nice thing about the book is that it will give you a good conceptual
map of where things belong.