Chapter 1. Introduction: Advanced Secrets of Mac OS X

I've been using a Mac as my desktop since 1985, with a short detour into Windows (don't hate me!) in the late 1990s and a much longer detour into Linux in the early and mid 2000s (I still love Linux, but now my usage of it is pretty much limited to servers, where it is excellent). When Mac OS X came out, I thought it was a brilliant move on Apple's part: take a rock solid, dependable UNIX core and put a beautiful, supremely usable GUI on top of it. As a confirmed UNIX lover (and author!), moving back to the Mac was easy and exciting for me, and my appreciation has only grown as Apple has further developed Mac OS X with Snow Leopard. When I was asked to write this book, I jumped at the chance. ...

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