Synopses & Reviews
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 toolsMake the OS X?Linux hybrid a realityUse Mac tools where possible and free software where appropriate What you?ll learn Dual booting Linux on the Mac Creating a virtual Linux system on the Mac Understanding the OS X graphical user interfaceLeveraging free and open source?tools to meet the traditional Apple strengths of graphics and multimedia Performing routine OS X system administration for Linux administrators ?Hybridizing? the Linux/Mac experience Who this book is for
Whether developer, system administrator or hobbyist geek, this book guides all who want to migrate from Linux to OS X, helping to integrate both operating system experiences.
Linux geeks have been attracted to Mac OS X since its 2001 release, and the fascination continues to grow with every OS update. Mac for Linux Geeks is the ideal book to support and deepen the readera (TM)s ability to combine and hybridize the Mac and Linux OS experience. Previewing the Snow Leopard OS X revision (rumored to arrive in January 2009), this book will enables Linux users to be productive on OS X, while taking advantage of Linux tools running on OS X.