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feldspar
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posted April 08, 2002 16:20     Click Here to See the Profile for feldspar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A year ago I said to myself, having found no one to listen to me, that the man (or woman) who wrote a "Unix for Mac OS X users" book would make a million bucks....

Well a month ago I picked up Mac OS X Unleashed (SAMS: John Ray and Williams C. Ray; pp.1464!) and have been floored. If you're an old Mac-hand, and are looking for a great primer on Unix, specifically as it applies to Mac OS X, this is the one for you. I suspect that if you're an old Unix-hand, you'd also get some great use out of this one, as it could show you just what portions of the vast *nix universe apply to to this brave new OS of ours.

The first third or so is your standard "this is the Dock, see the gee-whiz genie effect" intro to OS X, but starting with Chap 12, "Introduction to the BSD Subsystem," it's gold. Hot diggity. I could rave about this tome for a good while, and I'm not even halfway through. Go check it out yourself. (Oh, the thing's USD49.99, yikes!)

Yep, a command line is a good thing.

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macadddikt18
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posted April 08, 2002 16:29     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
while this is a great thing, i see no need in buying a book that a third of it covers stuff like the dock, when i can go by a unix book for half as much. While it is good to see, someone putting the two together, my unix book works just as well.
Nayt

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rw
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From: Kirkland, Wash. (US of A)
Registered: Nov 2000

posted April 09, 2002 07:54     Click Here to See the Profile for rw   Click Here to Email rw     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by macadddikt18:
While it is good to see, someone putting the two together, my unix book works just as well.


And, just to be nosey, which is your Unix book?

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