Mac for Linux Geeks (Expert's Voice in Open Source)

Mac for Linux Geeks (Expert's Voice in Open Source)
Authors
Tony Steidler-Dennison
ISBN
1430216506
Published
28 Jan 2009
Purchase online
amazon.com

Some might say we all want Linux with an OS X GUI. 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.

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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

What you’ll learn

  • Dual booting Linux on the Mac
  • Creating a virtual Linux system on the Mac
  • Understanding the OS X graphical user interface
  • Leveraging 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.

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