Why FreeBSD 8 Won’t Rewrite the Book

Even though the release cycle only has reached the BETA2 stage, already has an article on the upcoming FreeBSD 8.0 release, with interviews with Michael Lucas, author of the Absolute FreeBSD book, Matt Olander of iXsystems, and Kris Moore of PC-BSD. Primary point of the article is how FreeBSD even for major releases with lots of new features and improvements still keeps the disruption for users to a minimum, and introduces these new features without forcing a paradigm shift on the users. This strategy has of course long been known to the developers as POLA, or Principle Of Least Astonishment. Highly recommended article.

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