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Re: Learning the UNIX Operating System - NetBSD Edition

On 12/16/2015 10:02 PM, Joseph wrote:
> Hi,
> Here - - I was recommended by Herb to first go through the book, 'Learning the UNIX Operating System' (O'Reilly). The last, 5th edition (2001) talks about someone from the organization will set me up with a UNIX environment - I guess that will be you.
> Flipping through the table of contents, I guess my best bet would be a live system with X (remember, I was recommended 'Learning the UNIX Operating System' before myself installing BSD myself).
> Flipping through the mailing list archives, there has been requests for live systems before, for similar, educational, purposes. I'm not sure what's the conclusion now, what NetBSD live system can you honestly recommend, if any? Or, alternatively, what FreeBSD live system? OpenBSD? I guess switching from the other BSD live system to installing NetBSD core might not overly confuse me, so I can manage such a transition.
> Alternatively, feel free to recommend perhaps a more up to date book in a different style, which was presumably not written in a language to folks who 'have to' deal with UNIX, 'in the organization.' (Browsing Amazon introduced me to 'The UNIX Hater's Handbook' as well; at least I understand this might have been a thing in 1994) I really like No Starch Press for geek entertainment, but presumably they don't see a business in a general UNIX book. Their similar title, 'How Linux works' (2nd edition, 2014), might not be 'UNIX-like' enough for my purposes.
> Thanks for your help!

I would very much suggest jumping in with both feet. If you don't have a
system to install a bsd system on - install virtualbox, parallels or
qemu and start experimenting. I personally have many different systems
ranging from TOPS-20 to Plan 9 including some linux, OpenBSD and NETBSD
systems this way. I use Qemu.

--- Marina Brown

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