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Learning Unix for Mac OS X Tiger Paperback – 12 Jun 2005

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  • Paperback: 284 pages
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (12 Jun. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0596009151
  • ISBN-13: 978-0596009151
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.8 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,775,268 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Unlock the Power of Unix

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Thoroughly revised and updated for Mac OS X Tiger, this new edition introduces Mac users to the Terminal application and shows you how to navigate the command interface, explore hundreds of Unix applications that come with the Mac, and-most important-how to take advantage of both the Mac and Unix interfaces. If you want to master the command-line, this gentle guide to using Unix on Mac OS X Tiger is well worth its cover price.

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OS X UNIX is amazingly friendly and accessible. Some people who had never used it before type commands and work with the operating system directly as a "cool guys" in movies! This book is very helpful and well written and it is serves as a very nice reference. I paired this book with that "UNIX Essentials" DVD(it sells on Amazon.com but they do not ship UK so I ordered it from Customflix directly) and it is complete UNIX course recorded and this book and a video they contribute one another greatly. The book is very particular about the subjects that related to OS X and because there are some differences between OS X and other UNIXes it is nice to have a book that deals with it. Overall it was very enjoyble and rewarding reading. I also enjoyed "OSX for UNIX geeks" book that sells here on Amazon as well, it is like a second part of a novell. Have a fun with OS X !
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This is a very good intro into UNIX. The fact that it deals with OS X UNIX is almost incidental. Recommended for just the audience the intro suggests: folks who are AOK with the GUI and want more power.
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Before reading this book, I had very little knowledge regarding the Unix side of my Mac but now I know how to wield the Terminal application with ease and confidence. It teaches you how to use the command line in a way that not only allows you to read through it like a step-by-step tutorial, but also in a way that allows you to jump about the book if you ever need to learn specific topics immediately. It's extremely detailed and informative, considering it is a book for total Unix beginners, and it also gives you information on how to continue learning about Unix as well as how to begin learning things such as shell scripts and programming languages, such as Perl, Python, Ruby, C and C++.

All in all, this is an amazing book that you will not regret purchasing. If you need somewhere to start learning about Mac OS X's Unix underpinnings, and how it can help you, look no further; you have found the perfect book.
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This book is one of the easiest to read computer books ive read. It gives you a good foundation on using UNIX which can be extended using online resources. Unlike the other reviewer i find the examples in this book easy to follow and useful. I would recommend this book to anyone that wants to understand more about their mac and UNIX.
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This book is far from perfect. Best way to describe it is "How To?" sort of guide. It is not consistent, not really logical and examples are sort of 'cool', i.e. can be funny and even useful but don't give you real understanding of what you're doing untill much too late.

I wouldn't recommend it as Unix guide. There're much better books to spend your money on if you want to 'use' Unix layer of Mac OS X, not just 'play' with it.
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