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The FreeBSD Journal: Read it even if you don't use FreeBSD

The first issue of The FreeBSD Journal has finally shipped!

I got to read an early draft of the first issue and I was quite impressed by the content. It was a great way to learn what's new and interesting with FreeBSD plus read extended articles about specific FreeBSD technologies such as ZFS, DTrace and more.

Even if you don't use FreeBSD, this is a great way to learn about Unix in general and expand your knowledge of advanced computing technologies.

The Journal is a brand new, professionally produced, on-line magazine available from the various app stores, including Apple iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon Kindle.

Issue #1 is dedicated to FreeBSD 10 and contains articles not only about the latest release but also about running FreeBSD on the ARM-based Beagle Bone Black, working with ZFS, and all about our new compiler tool chain.

The Journal is guided by an editorial board made up of people you know from across the FreeBSD community including: John Baldwin, Daichi Goto, Joseph Kong, Dru Lavigne, Michael W. Lucas, Kirk McKusick, George Neville-Neil, Hiroki Sato, and Robert Watson. It is published 6 times a year.

You can subscribe by going to any of the following links:

The Journal is supported by the FreeBSD Foundation.

Posted by Tom Limoncelli

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Gah, why an app? Bummer.

I think it is only available as an app.

Is it just me or is the "Android" link taking me to iTunes?

Kinda funny to see a FreeBSD journal published on platforms not routinely available on FreeBSD.

Well, Mac OS X is partially based on FreeBSD, and so might be iOS, I'd guess. ;-)

And choosing an app as the format for publishing makes sense too -- its easy to distribute and charge for and less likely to be pirated, imo.

It's odd that they decided to do this as an app rather than using one of the existing subscription models in Google Play, Kindle or iBooks. I'm not sure I want to spend $20 on something that I can only read via. an app on mobile devices as opposed to something I can download and archive for future reference.

Since they are going to be at SCALE this weekend, I think I'll wait 'til I can talk to them there...

Well on Android this app get's permission to make calls... Uninstalled it right away.

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