Wednesday, July 09, 2008

"Gentoo Linux" as an e-book

The book is now available as an e-book, too.

In a way I'm still unhappy that it is not available as a free PDF. But on the other side that would be unfair to the amount of work invested by the publisher. It actually helps a technical guy like me to get the message across if there are people knowledgeable about writing helping in the process. I'm at least not that much into code that I am unable to judge the quality difference between what I can write and what I got back from OpenSourcePress.

Still, I retain the hope that it will be as free as the software I write at some point in the future.


  1. very nice :)

    I already wanted to buy that book either as "antiquated" real book or ebook

    thanks for that entry

  2. Sorry, but 33.90 Euro for an E-Book is simply much to much. I spent with serious headaches 50 Euro for an established book, recommended by my Prof. and written by a nobel prize winner, as a hard cover version a few years ago.

    It *has* to be much cheaper to get any chance to be be successful.

    Sorry again, no offense meant!

  3. I would sadly have to agree, great OS, but the documentation already available *free* of charge is detailed enough that I am not sure if this ebook will really amount to much success.

    Great idea though, and I am glad things such as this are coming out, just the price isn't to friendly. But I guess we will see.

    Great entry.

  4. I think that there is nothing wrong with the price of the book.Unfortunately it's only in German, otherwise I'd purchased it asap. (I also bought the Debian book from Open Source press).

  5. I'm writing a (public) ebook on Gentoo which you can find at Although it is still in draft, at least it's in English :)