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Mac for Linux Geeks by Tony Steidler-Dennison

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Preface

I didn't come to the Mac overnight, though it must have seemed that way to my friends and family. One day, I was extolling the virtues of Linux and open source; the next, I was talking about the Macintosh platform with nearly as much vigor.

My first computer was an Atari 1040ST, a stunning piece of machinery for 1986. It was available for less than $1,500 and came equipped with an entire megabyte of RAM. I hadn't been in the fledgling computer club in school during the 70s, and I really couldn't put my finger on why I had any interest at all in computers. In fact, I'm not sure I had even seen one before taking a sales job at a Federated electronics store. Computers were for geeks, after all (or, as we so mockingly called them in school, ...

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