Chapter 4. Building Out the Linux Environment

Up to this point in the book, I've spent a fair amount of time laying the foundation: the UNIX and BSD origins of Mac OS X; the similarities between Mac OS X, BSD, and Linux; and the best ways to install Linux on your Mac without blowing away the Mac OS X installation. But none of that really gets to the heart of Mac OS X for Linux geeks.

The real beauty of Mac OS X is how easily most Linux and UNIX users can make the change from their original operating systems to Mac OS X. It's not a perfect match, but it's close enough to be surprisingly painless overall. In other words, there are more than enough similarities between the operating systems to make the differences far less painful than you might expect. ...

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