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The Definitive Guide to PC-BSD

By Dru Lavigne

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This book is the ultimate reference for both beginners and power users to PC-BSD—the free, easy-to-use operating system based on FreeBSD. Existing power users will learn how to look under the hood and contribute to the global PC-BSD community. PC-BSD is turning into a hassle-free alternative to Linux on the desktop.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-2641-3
  • User Level: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Publication Date: March 21, 2010
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Print Book Price: $49.99
  • eBook Price: $34.99
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This book is the ultimate reference for both beginners and power users to PC-BSD—the free, easy-to-use operating system based on FreeBSD. Existing power users will learn how to look under the hood and contribute to the global PC-BSD community. PC-BSD is turning into a hassle-free alternative to Linux on the desktop.

  • Enjoy secure, virus-free computing
  • Quickly become a power user

What you’ll learn

  • How to completely customize your desktop to suit your personality and quickly access your favorite applications
  • How to find and install quality, no-cost software
  • How to keep your system secure, virus-free, and up to date
  • How to perform common tasks such as playing music and video, sharing files, and gaming
  • How to integrate the PC-BSD desktop into your network
  • How to become part of the PC-BSD community

Who this book is for

You don’t have to be a Unix user to enjoy the PC-BSD operating system. Even if you’re fairly new to computers, this book will quickly get you started using and enjoying PC-BSD. Existing power users will discover new usage tricks and learn how to advance their PC-BSD skills.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Introducing PC-BSD
  2. Installing PC-BSD
  3. Customizing the Desktop
  4. Getting Around
  5. Performing Common Tasks
  6. User System Settings
  7. Administrative System Settings
  8. Push Button Installer System
  9. FreeBSD Packages
  10. FreeBSD Ports
  11. Getting Help
  12. Getting Involved
  13. Advanced Tasks
  14. Becoming a Developer
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