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Hi,

I have some stupid questions to ask about OS X. I'm completley new to Apples. I've been a PC user for the past 10 years. I've used most windows/DOS and I've had experience with Linux. I know OS X is based upon Unix, but how much is it actually like it to use? Is there a console? Is there the same relationship between the kernal and the graphics server(X11 on linux)? Are the commands if there is a console similar?

Also Mac software: Any particular utilities I should look out for?


Cheers for any advice :headphone

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there is still a console built into OS X which uses the exact same commands from Unix (ls,cd,mkdir,emacs etc..)

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There's emacs (the command, not the PC) in OS X?! Didn't know that...
I still miss good old joe, because vi just simply sucks...

For non-Linux/Unix people: emacs, joe and vi are 3 very common text editors in the Linux/Unix world.
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Even if you miss good old joe. vi is a part of every unix flavor. That is why it is a good ideas to know at least the basics of vi.

Also if you know a little of vi, you know a little of ed and sed. So when it comes to shell scripting those editors help.

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I still like pico better
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I have use pico also, and xedit. Just to name a few.

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I have use pico also, and xedit. Just to name a few.
Must say I prefer PICO . Will be right at home then if its just about UNIX underneath.
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Yep it pretty much is, there will be some things different, but you'll feel right at home
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The terminal (called Darwin) is in finder > applications > utilities > terminal, and can be shortcut (did I just say that?) to the dock directly, handy as the root user for Mac crons :alien:
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