Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by YOO-NIX, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. YOO-NIX macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2013
    Can anyone recommend a good UNIX for beginners book? I have decided to totally make the switch over to Mac not just IOS but OS X and entire suite of products. I am a more of a power user coming from a dual boot Windows/Linux environment. Any suggestions?
  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California

    For beginners? but you say you are coming from a Linux background?

    If you are already knowable about Linux, you will not see much difference with BSD Unix. For the subtle differences, what you need is in the "man pages" and those are already on the Mac. Just fire up a thermal session and type "man cp" to read about the "cp" command.

    If you are just exloring the man pages the best thing is to use "man -k"
  3. monkeybagel macrumors 65816

    Jul 24, 2011
    United States
    If you dabble in Linux, you may enjoy Macports.
  4. YOO-NIX thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2013
    My Linux builds had never been used as my daily driver, just something that I would occasionally try and dabble in. Yes i was in a dual boot environment with Windows/Linux. Like learning music I want to learn the theory behind the notes. Like learning pipes and redirection etc.
  5. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    The check out O'Reilly Press OS X books to find one of your own choice.

    Plus bookmark the site Mac OS X Hints.

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