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Posted June 6, 2005
If you're already facile in unix, much of this book will seem like an old friend. OS X is a fully fledged unix variant, on a par with those from Sun and IBM. Hence, when the book talks about the filesystem, utilities and command line usage, much of this is standard unix. The book claims that there is one distinctive feature about OS X. A lot of it is open source linux. So what, you might ask? Isn't all of linux open source? Yes, but the book says that this is the first commercial operating system from a major computer company that is open source. (From the text, I cannot discern if this is just the author's opinion or if it comes from Apple.) However, that is overstated. For several years, IBM has been in a massive push to standardise on linux. Two years ago, before Panther came out, you could have used an AIX box that was already heavily linux open source. Maybe, Panther is more open source than AIX, but it's scarcely the first commercial operating system to do so.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 28, 2005
The Definitive OS X Server Book
Venturing into topics where most books fear to tread, Essential Mac OS X Panther Server Administration is a must have for anyone who's using Mac OS X Server in their environment. With such a limited amount of books covering the platform, its reassuring to see such an in- depth guide through the various facets of the diverse server system. I highly recommend this book to anyone who uses this platform or is considering it in the future.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 3, 2009
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