O/T: Good OSX Primer


#1

A bit off topic, but I know there are a lot of smart Mac evangelists on
the list so I thought I’d pose the question here.

I made the switch to OS X after Apple moved to the x86 platform. Now
that VMWare can be ported to OS X, it’s a practical platform for me.

I’m an ex *nix admin, so I ‘get the drift’; however, I’m looking for a
good guide to OSX to help the transition. Not so much a ‘dummies’ guide
on how to organize the family photos, but something outlining idiomatic
usage for productivity-intensive use such as software development.

Any tips?

Thanks


#2

Rui Carmo’s HOWTO Switch to the Mac is pretty good. It is not focused
on programming, but I find it very useful.

http://the.taoofmac.com/space/HOWTO/Switch%20To%20The%20Mac

Congratulations on your switch.


#3

O’Reilly has some really really good titles for you. Mac OS X Tiger
for Unix Geeks, for example, is a great read. Running Mac OS X Tiger
is good, but not as advanced. And of course, the Tiger Nutshell book
by them is a great reference, like most of the nutshell books.

-ray


#4

On Apr 26, 2006, at 10:13 AM, John wrote:

A bit off topic, but I know there are a lot of smart Mac
evangelists on
the list so I thought I’d pose the question here.

I made the switch to OS X after Apple moved to the x86 platform. Now
that VMWare can be ported to OS X, it’s a practical platform for me.

No need to wait for VMWare:

http://www.parallels.com/en/products/workstation/mac/


– Tom M.