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The Hacker's Guide to OS X by Alijohn Ghassemlouei, Russ Rogers, Robert Bathurst

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Chapter 2

History and Introduction to OSX

History and Introduction to OSX

As a technical reader, I’ve always managed to devour technical books; often collecting them like some people collect bottle caps. In most of those books there is always a chapter on history, often full of dry, boring material that has limited relevance to the remainder of the book. Because of this, I’ve gotten into a habit of skipping these chapters on a routine basis.

However, with this publication, the history of how Apple came to the point of creating the OS X operating system has tremendous value to the remaining chapters. In the interest of fairness, and to alleviate the painful yawning, I’ve slimmed the content in this chapter down to just those concepts that will be ...

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