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Mac OS X for Unix Geeks


Way out of date now - don't bother.

This book lives up to its title. I would have wished it were a bit more than it is, but I can't complain too much: it is a quick introduction to Mac OS X for those of us already comfortable in the Unix world.

Half the book covers major conceptual differences (directory services vs. traditional /etc/passwd, Aqua vs. X11 etc.) and the other half covers compiling, both source and the kernel. A final chapter explains how to run X11 under Aqua.

There's a good appendix that lists and briefly explains some of the more important files and directories, and another that gives more details on a few command line tools.

This is worth picking up if you are going to investigate Mac OS X.

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