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 books...?
Author: grog 
Date:   14-01-03 02:40

Hi. I want to buy a FreeBSD book. "The Complete FreeBSD" looked like the one I should get. Then I went on amazon and theres this new book "FreeBSD: The Complete Reference" (its not the same book). Its about the same price but much newer.
What do you ppl think, which one should I go for?

Id like to buy the book in a way that this site get some money. The link here takes me to the US amazon site. However, I'm in the UK and am going to use the UK amazon site. Is there anyway I can do this so freebsddiary still gets some money?

regards, grog.

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 Re: books...?
Author: Dan Langille 
Date:   14-01-03 12:25

grog wrote:
>
> Hi. I want to buy a FreeBSD book. "The Complete FreeBSD"
> looked like the one I should get. Then I went on amazon and
> theres this new book "FreeBSD: The Complete Reference" (its
> not the same book). Its about the same price but much newer.
> What do you ppl think, which one should I go for?

Do you mean "Absolute BSD: The Ultimate Guide to FreeBSD" by M Lucas? Both books are good. Take whichever one you prefer.

> Id like to buy the book in a way that this site get some
> money. The link here takes me to the US amazon site. However,
> I'm in the UK and am going to use the UK amazon site. Is
> there anyway I can do this so freebsddiary still gets some
> money?

I could add a link to each country website. That would work... I'll see what I can do today.

> regards, grog.

You know the author of The Complete FreeBDS (Greg Lehey) is also known as grog?

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 Re: books...?
Author: Dan Langille 
Date:   14-01-03 13:01

As a first step, I've added Absolute BSD to the books page. I'll do the international websites later today.

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 Re: books...?
Author: grog|e 
Date:   14-01-03 13:14

Dan Langille wrote:
> Do you mean "Absolute BSD: The Ultimate Guide to FreeBSD" by
> M Lucas? Both books are good. Take whichever one you prefer.

No I mean "FreeBSD: The Complete Reference" by Roderick W. Smith (Paperback - 900 pages (1 January, 2003) Osborne McGraw-Hill; ISBN: 0072224096 http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0072224096/ref=pd_sim_b_dp/026-3210251-3746063) Its only just been published, or thats what amazon say anyway. I think its part of a "The Complete Reference" series. Well, it clearly *is* part of a series of books called "The Complete Reference", so maybe that gives some small basis on which to make a judgement, even tho its so new that its probably not been read by anyone ;)

Really that is the defining factor of my dilemma: do I go for a book thats well established and trusted, but getting a little bit old, or something brand new but untested?

>
> You know the author of The Complete FreeBDS (Greg Lehey) is
> also known as grog?

No, I didnt. That explains some of the wierd responces Ive been getting on IRC then :/

regards, grog|*E*

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 Re: books...?
Author: Dan Langille 
Date:   14-01-03 18:44

Now available are links to the main Amazon website, .ca and .uk.

I will look at adding .jp, .de, and .fr as soon as I can comprehend their respective websites.

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 Germany + France
Author: Dan Langille 
Date:   14-01-03 19:38

I've just added the German and French links. I don't think I'll be able to do the Japanese site as I cannot understand it.

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