E.1. Web Sites
The Web is the salvation of the Mac OS X fan,
considering the information
that dominated Mac OS X's early days. The Internet was the only place where people could find out what the heck was going on with their beloved Macs. Here are the most notable Web sites for learning the finer points of Mac OS X.
E.1.1. Mac OS X
.com. A gold mine of tips, tricks, and hints.
daily dose of reporting about Mac questions, problems, and news.
www.osxfaq.com. Unix tips and techniques, frequently asked questions, and links to useful sites.
www.resexcellence.com. A rich source of information on the underpinnings of Mac OS X, with a focus on
.com and www.macupdate.com. Massive databases that track, and provide links to, all the latest software for Mac OS X.
www.apple.com/developer. Even if you aren't a developer, joining the Developer Connection (Apple's programmers' club) gets you an email newsletter and access to the discussion
, which are a great place for hearing Mac news first ”all for free. (Pay $500 a year to be come a Select member, and you get CDs mailed to you containing upcoming versions of Mac OS X.)
www.macobserver.com. A good source for news and
about the Mac and
.com. The discussion boards are an ideal place to find solutions for problems. When a bug pops up, the posts here are a great place to start.
www.macaddict.com. Another great location for discussion boards.
.com. The ultimate Mac troubleshooting Web site, complete with a hotbed of Mac OS X discussion.
www.macdevcenter.com. O'Reilly's own Mac site. Full of tutorials, news, and interesting
www.geekculture.com. A hilarious
site, dedicated to lampooning our tech
”especially Apple tech. Perhaps best known for the David Pogue's Head icon for Mac OS X (http://geekculture.com/download/davidpogue.html).
Or perhaps not.
E.1.2. Mac OS X “Style Unix Lessons and Reference
www.westwind.com/reference/OS-X/commandline. A command reference of
, and all the other commands you can use in Terminal or the console.
, free Web-based course in Unix for
unix for beginners
into a search page like Google.com
dozens of superb help, tutorial, and reference Web sites. If possible, stick to those that feature the
shell; that way, everything you learn online should be
to navigating Mac OS X via Terminal