[OS X TeX] Lost in Mac space

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Sat Dec 13 16:57:35 CET 2008

On Dec 13, 2008, at 10:20 AM, David Derbes wrote:

> Hi.
> I do not know unix as well as I would like. But I can make a couple  
> of suggestions.
> First, David Pogue's books on Mac OS X are very useful and  
> typically contain at least one chapter on the Terminal, unix, and  
> such like. Pogue is really very good for people who are intelligent  
> but do not know a great deal about computer operating systems.
> Next, I have always liked Harley Hahn's The Student's Guide to  
> Unix. I don't know if it is still in print but maybe you can find a  
> copy second hand at abebooks, or ask your friendly librarian to  
> purchase it for the library.
> Finally, there may well be a really good guide to Unix for the Mac  
> from O'Reilly or on-line.

Forget about my librarian, she has no money and is even threatened by  
budget cuts of losing her job.

However, since I am not under any such threat, I am more than willing  
to buy such a book. I just haven't had a chance to do it yet. (Yeah,  
sure). But, for some reason, I am reluctant to buy a book just for  
one chapter. On the other hand, Hahn's book looks good but do you  
know if it's Unix for OS X?

I should also say that the book issue already came up a while ago but  
I don't have the time right now to look up the archives. I will try  
to sometimes over the weekend as there were (other?) recommendations.

And I will check O'Reilly. Should have done so a long time ago. And  
Googled too.

Best regards

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