This is just a quick note to publicize the fact that additional sample chapters from OpenSolaris Bible
are now available for free download in PDF form from opensolaris.com
. The Table of Contents, Index, and Chapter 1 were previously posted on the book's web site
, but we didn't feel that was a particularly representative sample of the book's content, since Chapter 1 is really introductory material to the overall OpenSolaris project, while the remaining 900+ pages are about the technology. As a result, we've worked with Wiley and the OpenSolaris marketing team (and thanks to both for supporting this!) to provide free downloads of additional contents to give potential buyers a better sample of the book.Chapter 3
should be especially valuable to those new to OpenSolaris, as it's a 54-page "crash course" introduction to using OpenSolaris, introducing you to the basics you'll need in the first day or two after installation. Chapter 8
, and is more representative of the bulk of the book: it's a 40-page tour of the capabilities of this key feature of OpenSolaris.
I hope you'll find these samples useful and thank all those who've already bought the book!