Part I. Getting Around

This part of the book orients you to Mac OS X’s unique way of expressing its Unix personality. You’ll start out with a quick overview of the Terminal application—Mac OS X’s Unix interface—and then go on to learn more about Spotlight and searching, the filesystem, startup processes, and more. You’ll also see how to run Linux on your Mac, as well as how to run Mac OS X on x86 PCs.

Chapters in this part of the book include:

Chapter 1, Inside the Terminal
Chapter 2, Searching and Metadata
Chapter 3, Files and Filesystems
Chapter 4, Startup
Chapter 5, Directory Services
Chapter 6, Printing
Chapter 7, The X Window System and VNC
Chapter 8, Third-Party Tools and Applications
Chapter 9, Dual-Boot and Beyond

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