> 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. Welcome to the cult. :-) I'd be interested in hearing from others, too, but I don't think you'll find so much as a complete idiomatic guide but rather, good advice in bits and pieces relevant to your specific needs. One thing that really helped me was the O'Reilly's "Mac OS X for Unix Geeks" that Ray mentions. I know you're an experienced *nix admin but OS X is a little different from the usual *BSD directory set-up and it also differs in user management and with service/daemon management (launchd is awesome!). Additionally, there are Mac OS X-specific BASH commands like 'fs_usage' and you can find a pretty complete list here: www.ss64.com/osx Another example of how Mac OS X is a little different: it's generally a good idea to edit Apache's httpd.conf file in: /etc/httpd/users/your-use-name.conf ...instead of /etc/httpd/httpd.conf to be "upgrade safe" although both files are there. For setting up your Rails and/or web development environment, www.hivelogic.com is a pretty good source as is www.entropy.ch/software/macosx. And of course, all technically-inclined Mac users should read daringfireball.net. And finally, if you have specific questions, the other folks on this list will no doubt have some good advice for you.
on 2006-04-26 20:24