Media praise for Mac OS X Tiger for Unix Geeks
"If you're reading this review, you should get your own copy of Mac OS X Tiger for Unix Geeks...These authors have plenty to tell migrants from Unix for whom Mac OS is new territory. Apart from its "rightness" in selection of topics, I see the book's narrative high point as Part III, Working with Packages. While all the information in the book can, to the best of my knowledge, be found somewhere else, the book's value is in its coherent and authoritative explanations that hit the heart of what we working developers want to know. OS X's package systems are particularly confusing, but Jepson and Rothman make the essentials clear."
"For those attracted to the Mac in its Unix-based OS X incarnation, an O'Reilly title, Mac OS X Tiger for Unix Geeks, provides insights into the workings of OS X in a *nix environment and discusses compatability issues for Linux users...In the Terminal (Mac-speak for the command line) there is a wealth of Unix shells, tools, and applications. The book covers them all and provides plenty of example code and tabulated information."
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--Cameron Laird, UnixReview, August 2005
"There are enough differences between OS X and other flavors of *nix that this book is easily worth the cost. From how to add startup items, to enabling existing Unix services, to dual-booting, to building packages, etc etc etc. I'm sure some people will find things 'missing' or not explained with enough detail, but I think it's covers just about everything most 'Unix Geeks' will be interested in to familiarize themselves with the Mac's take on Unix."
--Eric Wuehler, Amazon.com review, June 2005
"So what are you waiting for? Become a SuperMacGeek by using this book. It really does a great job demystifying the FreeBSD/Darwin side of Mac OS X."
--Robert Pritchett, MacCompanion, July 2005