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Mac for Linux Geeks

Authors: Steidler-Dennison, Tony

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  • Appeals to all professional Linux users
  • Shows how to hybridize the Mac OS X interface and Linux tools
  • Teaches OS X powertools to Linux geeks
  • Catches the true spirit of Unix philosophy: chose the best tool for the job
  • Aimed at Snow Leopard OS X and will include Snow Leopard previews
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About this book

Some might say we all want Linux with an OS X graphical user interface. Mac for Linux Geeks will assist you step by step in migrating from Linux–based systems to OS X. Dual booting, virtualization, and building out the Linux environment on OS X are discussed in detail, along with a comparative view of well–known Mac tools and their open source equivalents. Written for daily use, this concise and dependable guide will steer you across the technical landscape from your chosen Linux flavor to the OS X promised land.

  • Live with OS X, but work with Linux tools
  • Make the OS X–Linux hybrid a reality
  • Use Mac tools where possible and free software where appropriate

About the authors

Tony Steidler-Dennison is a longtime Linux user, dating his first experience with Linux back to 1996. He's used Linux as his sole operating system at home, developed software on Linux systems, and administered such systems in environments as diverse as robotic telescope control, online shopping, presidential politics, and commercial aviation. Tony has coauthored two books on Linux and over the years, he's written more than a dozen magazine articles on topics from Drupal and content management systems to podcasting with open source tools. Since February 2005, he's engineered and hosted "The Roadhouse Podcast," a weekly hour of "the finest blues you've never heard." Since the purchase of an Intel-based Mac Mini, Tony has become both obsessed and fascinated with the operating system he calls "Linux with a pretty face." Tony is an avionics systems engineer with Rockwell Collins, Inc. in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, engineering open source solutions in the commercial aviation industry.

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eBook $24.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4302-1651-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $34.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-1650-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mac for Linux Geeks
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Tony Steidler-Dennison
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-1651-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-1651-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-1650-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
296
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