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    After going through the experience I had with my
    power mac g3. It is time to get a better understanding
    of this favor of unix (Mac OS X). It appears to be a little
    different, than IRIX, AIX and Solaris.

    What would be a good book to learn Darwin?

    Any help would be appericated!
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    O'Reilly books are definitely the way to go.



    Mac OS X for Unix Geeks is probably a good book for what you're wanting to learn.

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    I'm working on a Darwin FAQ sticky for this forum. It will have beginner resources and topical links as well. If your questions aren't answered by the O'Reilly material or in the FAQ, don't hesitate to post your questions/problems to the forum!

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    Re: Forum FAQ
    Originally posted by gatorparrots
    I'm working on a Darwin FAQ sticky for this forum. It will have beginner resources and topical links as well. If your questions aren't answered by the O'Reilly material or in the FAQ, don't hesitate to post your questions/problems to the forum!
    If you want I can probably answer many unix questions although I'm not sure what BSD 4.4 contains nor what the Mach 3 add ons are but I could sure look them up quickly.

    I've been using AIX for donkeys and Linux in annoyance rather than anger for many years.

    What would be nice from a developer pov is to find out just what the take up rate of OSX is, I would hate to create a masterpiece only to find 9 out of 10 Mac users can't use the damn thing.

    Amen-Moses

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    After working in Unix (Irix, AIX, Solaris, etc) for many years, I find that Mac OS X, is a little different in how it handle things.

    Any help with OS X would be helpful.
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    Originally posted by rman
    After working in Unix (Irix, AIX, Solaris, etc) for many years, I find that Mac OS X, is a little different in how it handle things.

    Any help with OS X would be helpful.
    A little but it isn't too much of a learning curve by the looks of things, so far everything has been just like unix but easier!

    Since installing all the developer tools, X11 and stuff from a few other places it is starting to look more and more unixey, at least from the terminal it is.

    The stuff that is missing compare to say AIX is stuff I can live without.

    Amen-Moses

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    btw if you have any specific questions then fire away as I may very well have had to find out the answer in my own climb up the curve, a climb which has been full of stumbles so far but no big falls yet.

    I have the book Mac OSX V10.2 written by Brad Miser but that doesn't (even though it is 3 inches thick!) cover much of the under the covers stuff like development tools and the such like.

    Amen-Moses

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    I know what you mean, some of the so called Unix books are not worth the paper it is printed on.
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