[OS X TeX] Lost in Mac space

Adam M. Goldstein a.m.goldstein at mac.com
Sat Dec 13 19:55:35 CET 2008

This looks like a really useful UNIX for beginners tutorial, starting  
with the very, very basics. There is a section on deleting files, so  
you can make sure you're not accidentally deleting everything.


On Dec 13, 2008, at 12:25 PM, John McChesney-Young wrote:

> David Derbes wrote in part:
>> First, David Pogue's books on Mac OS X are very useful ...
>> Next, I have always liked Harley Hahn's The Student's Guide to  
>> Unix...
>> Finally, there may well be a really good guide to Unix for the Mac  
>> from O'Reilly or on-line.
> I second all three suggestions. Both Pogue and Hahn are  
> exceptionally readable, although Hahn (at least in my older version  
> of the Unix book) goes into great detail and I find it overwhelming  
> to read in large doses.
> To add some titles to the O'Reilly suggestion, Dave Taylor's  
> _Learning Unix for Mac OS X Tiger_ has a Tiger kitten on the cover,  
> and it's a nice gentle approach that assumes only the most basic  
> knowledge of Mac OS X, but with a great deal of content in its 260  
> pages.
> For a more advanced book, there's _Mac OS X Tiger for Unix Geeks_:
> http://www.amazon.com/Mac-OS-Tiger-Unix-Geeks/dp/0596009127/ (for  
> 10.4, obviously)
> and the recently released revision for 10.5 (with a leopard on the  
> cover), _Mac OS X For Unix Geeks_
> http://www.amazon.com/Mac-OS-X-Unix-Geeks/dp/059652062X/
> Many O'Reilly books (most? all?) are available on-line through  
> Safari Books:
> http://www.safaribooksonline.com/
> which isn't cheap, at least by my standards:
> http://www.safaribooksonline.com/whysafari/buy-individual.php
> but which I'm able to access for free through my local public  
> library; it might be worthwhile to check whether any of the  
> institutions or organizations list members are affiliated with have  
> a similar arrangement.
> John
> -- 
> John McChesney-Young ~ jmccyoung at gmail dot com ~ Berkeley,  
> California
>                      http://jmccyoung.blogspot.com
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