Synopses & Reviews
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 Introducing PC-BSD Installing PC-BSD Customizing the Desktop Getting Around Performing Common Tasks User System Settings Administrative System Settings Push Button Installer System FreeBSD Packages FreeBSD Ports Getting Help Getting Involved Advanced Tasks Becoming a Developer
PC-BSD has had more than 900k downloads in the first half of 2009 alone. The company creating PC-BSD is backing this book fully, and this is the only book on the market covering PC-BSD. PC-BSD is the fastest-growing consumer open source operating system, growing faster than any Linux variety.