The Absolute FreeBSD Book - Where to get it cheaply?

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I am looking to get the Absolute FreeBSD book because I often see it recommended here, and by looking at the description on amazon, it seems to cover a lot of things that I have questions or misunderstandings about. However money is very tight and I'm looking for some ideas on the best/cheapest second-hand way to grab it. The best Amazon used has is ~$20.00 which is cheap for the book, but I still want to see if I can get a better deal.

Maybe someone here is done with it and selling it, or at least knows of a place to get it cheaper than Amazon (already checked the local libraries, they don't have it).

Any ideas?
 

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You could talk to your local library about an interlibrary loan. (i.e. They request it from another library -- it could even be from a different state.) I do this from time to time.

That's in the US. It may be different where you live.
 
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anomie said:
You could talk to your local library about an interlibrary loan. (i.e. They request it from another library -- it could even be from a different state.) I do this from time to time.

That's in the US. It may be different where you live.

I live in the US, and that might be possible. Not sure - the library I checked already has quite a few branches and none of them have it. I'm not sure if they'll get stuff from completely separate libraries or not... Something to check out I guess....I might just throw Amazon the $20 bucks and get it, but again I just wanted to see if anyone had any alternative ideas.
 

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"Absolute FreeBSD" is a valuable piece of reading.
I borrowed it from bsd fans via p2p net protocol.
I hope Michael Lucas won't blame me for that.
It can also be found at knowree.net
 

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I'm sure everyone will make an effort to give the author of this fine work his due, right?
 

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DutchDaemon said:
I'm sure everyone will make an effort to give the author of this fine work his due, right?

And by doing so maybe contribute for future book from Lucas. A publisher happy with its BSD book sales might want a AFBSD 3rd edition, or something around the lines of a similar book for the other BSDs.
 
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Yeah, you make a valid point. I just don't have the cash right now...

Anyway thanks for the ideas.
 

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I gave a copy to my mate 3 weeks ago, shame as you could have had it for shipping. I will see if he dosent want it any more as he was scared by FreeBSD after half a hour (he's not a technical user)
 
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saxon3049 said:
I gave a copy to my mate 3 weeks ago, shame as you could have had it for shipping. I will see if he dosent want it any more as he was scared by FreeBSD after half a hour (he's not a technical user)

Not sure what shipping from England -> U.S. would entail, but that would have been sweet. Let me know if you can still do it, I have not ordered it from Amazon yet.
 
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