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Old 17th February 2013
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If you use the ILUVMICHAEL coupon code from my page and buy from http://www.nostarch.com/openbsd2e, you'll get the physical book and the ebook for about $40, including shipping.
Do you know when orders will be shipping yet? Or are they shipping now? I placed my order on the No Starch site several weeks ago, and I haven't received anything yet...
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Do you know when orders will be shipping yet? Or are they shipping now? I placed my order on the No Starch site several weeks ago, and I haven't received anything yet...
If you look at the main ordering page it is dated to be released in April. (although I thought it was May)
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If you use the ILUVMICHAEL coupon code from my page and buy from http://www.nostarch.com/openbsd2e, you'll get the physical book and the ebook for about $40, including shipping. I think that's a decent deal for a doorstop of professional knowledge. (Plus, the coupon code puts a couple extra bucks in my pocket, which I greatly appreciate.)
But shipping to the UK is quoted at $24.
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But shipping to the UK is quoted at $24.
You can also get it at amazon.co.uk ...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Absolute-Ope...1178681&sr=8-2
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Old 18th February 2013
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For some European countries, Amazon UK will not charge shipping costs if your order for at least 25 UK pounds. See http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/cust...deId=200039400

You can also pre-order from Amazon Germany:http://www.amazon.de/Absolute-OpenBS...1182648&sr=1-1

Amazon Germany also offers free shipping (versandkostenfrei) for some European countries. See http://www.amazon.de/gp/help/custome...deId=200170100
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Old 18th February 2013
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Unfortunately, I can't do anything with overseas shipping costs. Generally, once the book physically exists, local retailers will offer a better price.

Last I heard, the OpenBSD folks intend to carry the book. You can buy a copy with your release CD, save on shipping that way.

Would I like people to buy with the coupon? Sure. But I'd also like a winged pony. Buy it where it makes sense for you to buy it.
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Old 13th March 2013
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There are now availability dates, for those who care: http://blather.michaelwlucas.com/archives/1599
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I personally own the first edition of this book - and even so i will absolutely buy the second and any subsequent edition as well. This book is what pushed me really into OpenBSD. It's a great read, very informative, and even funny. Have not regretted buying it ever. Hello? I actually read it more than once too. I also liked the font - it nice and easy on the eyes. This book i read when i visited my wife's hometown for the first time, in the midst of a snow catastrophe i remember clearly. Much nicer to hold an actual book in your hand that kind of follows some sort of structure than to spend relaxation time researching ./man command
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I received notice from No Starch Press stating that print copies of Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd edition will be shipped beginning the week of 22 April, & for those who ordered with Michael's magic coupon, the PDF version is available for download now.

I just downloaded my copy of the PDF, & this appears to be a very worthy update to the first edition! Congratulations & thanks both to Michael for his time, effort, & consideration of the OpenBSD community! Both veterans and newcomers to OpenBSD should seriously consider getting a copy!

Note that Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd edition can also be ordered from the project's Website:

http://www.openbsd.org/books.html#book10

However, note that purchasing there does not include the PDF version (as I understand...).


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Note that Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd edition can also be ordered from the project's Website:

http://www.openbsd.org/books.html#book10

However, note that purchasing there does not include the PDF version (as I understand...).

It looks like the OpenBSD project do ship both the print and Ebook versions.

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"Absolute OpenBSD 2nd Ed. Price: CDN $59.95
(PRE-ORDER, ETA late April 2013): Michael Lucas, Absolute OpenBSD 2nd Ed., a user's manual for everyone. Includes both E-book (sent immediately) and physical book."
I do not know if online stores from other countries do the same thing.
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Greetings,

Does this book cover the most recent version of OpenBSD?

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I found my answer!
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And the answer is ??????
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The answer is yes, It covers OBSD 5.3 and then some, I will be purchasing this book as I'm a proud owner of the first edition.
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Yes, I find it to be an excellent overview of OpenBSD in its current incarnation; a handy reference and guide to the current version … and I do have the 1st edition as well, which was a handy reference when I first started using OpenBSD over a decade ago.
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There is a typo on page 1 in the first sentence:
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Old 19th April 2013
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Ah, dammit!

I'm going to go throw myself under a bridge in shame. Or off a bus. Whichever.
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That is a bit funny, being in the first sentence and all

But I'd totally argue that its just a lack of space, instead of a typo!
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I'm going to go throw myself under a bridge in shame. Or off a bus. Whichever.
Don't please.
We'd require a 3rd edition 5 years down the lane from the same author.

Regards.
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Ordered this book last week. Excellent Read. It really complements the FAQ on the site when read in combination. I'm already feeling comfortable using OpenBSD already thanks to the free documentation, and this book.
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