Media praise for Learning Unix for Mac OS X Panther

"This book is for the skilled Mac user who would like to know a little more about the operating system behind the scenes. There's also information about the Mac's brand of Unix, so someone familiar with Unix but new to the Mac will also find stuff to learn."
Rating: 8/10
--Matthew Leingang, Slashdot, November 2004

"Chapters 1 and 2 provide a very helpful tutorial on the Mac OS X Terminal application...Arguably, these two chapters are the strongest guide on Mac OS X's Terminal application (as it relates to its UNIX roots) that I have seen in any Mac OS X book to date...For a book of just 168 pages, the authors pack quite a bit on making a Mac OS X system work from its Terminal roots. New Mac OS X system administrators will find this book most useful, particularly if their UNIX experience is lacking or radically different from what Mac OS X presents. Experienced *NIX users who bought a new Mac may find the book a good intermediary to demonstrate how Mac OS X Panther differs from the *NIX boxen they've used in the past."
--Kevin Spencer,, Febraury 2004

"This is an excellent introduction to Terminal. For users who want to understand what the command line is about, and who want to make limited use of it, this is probably all they will need. For power users who want to extend their skills into use of the command line this book will provide a sound foundation before moving on to more advanced texts."
--Major Keary, Book News, February 2004

Reviews from the Previous Edition

"If you are running OS X and want to explore 'Terminal', this book is your travel guide. Even if you have never used a command-line operating environment, it will lead you along an easy path to learning the 'Darwin' version of Unix...This is a practical and exceptionally well-written introduction for Mac OS X users."
--Major Keary, Book News, 2003 No. 3

"This book does a great job of laying out the basics of Unix for people who have little or no Unix experience." Reader Review, May 18, 2003,

"In the vast world of Linux/Unix, I found it hard to know where to start learning. I figured that since I knew a significant amount about OS X that this book might make for a good beginning level book. I was so right,... IF you are looking for a short, basic introduction to the world of Unix so you can get around, this book is definitely for you." Reader Review, May 26, 2003,

"'Learning Unix' introduces power Mac users to Unix basics, covering the most commonly used commands. Beginning with an explanation of how to get into the Terminal command line window, it culminates with a useful 'where to go from here' chapter. Notes cover common traps and tips; exercises let users practice; additional resources are recommended throughout."
--Rachel Singer Gordon, Library Journal, 5/1/03

"'Learning Unix for Mac OS X' is a great 'Welcome to the power of Mac OS X' introductory book for the Unix uninitiated and I would recommend it to anyone who has an interest in taking that first step into the waters of Unix with Mac OS X."
--John Nouveaux, North Coast Mac User Group, May 2003

"It has all the essentials in one fairly slim volume that is tailored specifically for OS X. It offers a clear and concise introduction."
--Ric Getter, MacDirectory

"If you want to dive into Unix (and you really should), start here."
--Narasu Rebbapragada, MacAddict, January 2003