The back cover states:
Since its initial release in early 2006, the PC-BSD operating
system has quickly become a popular desktop for both novice and
experienced computer users. Novice users are initially amazed that
such an attractive looking operating system is available for
free. They quickly learn that it is also easy to use, free from
viruses and spyware, provides the applications they need to perform
their computing tasks, and has a large selection of additional
software to choose from. Advanced users appreciate that it is built on
top of FreeBSD, an operating system known for its security and
stability, yet it still allows them to explore and tweak the system to
meet their needs.
This book is written to the latest release of PC-BSD. PC-BSD
version 8 provides many features, some of which are not available on
other operating systems. You will enjoy learning about these features
and trying them out for yourself.
This is a book you can grow into. The beginning chapters quickly
get you familiarized with, using, and customizing PC-BSD. As the book
progresses, you are given opportunities to dive deeper into how things
work. If you already consider yourself an advanced user, you will
still find yourself saying "I didn't know I could do that" and will
find many activities to further increase your knowledge. This is also
a handy reference book for when you need to answer "how do I do xyz?"
We recommend that you have several copies hand onone for yourself and
another to give to those friends and family members who are always
asking you to help them with their computer!