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Hey, guys,

thanks again for having me on the show. Apart from the
fact that I look like ... that was really fun and hopefully
most people will listen to the audio version anyway ;-)

My blog entry about PXE-booting is making progress,
ETA in a week or two. I hope you will briefly mention
and link it in one of the next episodes.

The talk about the proServer (essentially) setup for
EuroBSDCon was accepted. Yay!

I found it amusing that you mentioned Andy Tanenbaum's
book, since this is what sparked my interest in operating
systems in the first place. Just some links for the show notes:

This is the edition I learned Unix/Minix from:
https://www.amazon.com/Operating-Systems-Implementation-Prentice-Hall-Tannenbaum/dp/B01MS1KV6G/

It has since been superseded by 2nd and 3rd edition:
https://www.amazon.com/Operating-Systems-Design-Implementation-Second/dp/0136386776/
https://www.amazon.com/Operating-Systems-Design-Implementation-3rd/dp/0131429388/

I own the second and I assume the third one is of equal quality.

The only point one might criticize about this book is that - as
all textbooks on operating systems I know - it draws a way too simplistic
picture of "the machine". See GNN's brilliant keynote in Belgrade:
https://2016.eurobsdcon.org/PresentationSlides/GeorgeNeville-Neil_LookingBackwards.pdf
Slides 16, 19, 20.


Another marvelous text if you are interested in operating systems *and*
Unix history is this:
https://www.amazon.com/Lions-Commentary-Unix-John/dp/1573980137

Wholeheartedly recommended. If you finally realize how the "you are not
expected to understand this" code works ... ahh - that feeling of enlightenment ;-)
And the arcane C is great fun :-)


And last for all tech history nuts like myself:
https://www.amazon.com/Quarter-Century-UNIX-Peter-Salus/dp/0201547775/
https://www.amazon.com/Casting-Net-ARPANET-INTERNET-Beyond/dp/0201876744/


Take care,
Patrick
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