FreeBSD is a freely available Unix system based on the BSD distribution from the University of California at Berkeley. It is an open source project developed by volunteers all over the world.
FreeBSD is extremely robust and powers some of the largest Internet sites in the world, including Yahoo! and the Internet Movie Database. It has also been used for other high-end applications, such as special effects rendering in movies. The special effects in The Matrix were rendered on a cluster of FreeBSD systems.
FreeBSD Unleashed, 2/e teaches the reader everything he or she needs to know in order to use FreeBSD to its full potential. It shows individuals how to put to use the same FreeBSD power that many high-profile Internet sites depend on to work. Whether someone needs and enterprise class server, a small business server, or a dependable workstation, this book provides a powerful solution to the reader's needs.