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  Top Ten Mac OS X Tips for Unix Geeks
Subject:   will not spend $1 for the book.
Date:   2003-10-09 15:59:33
From:   anonymous2
Terminology and tutorials are "allover" the writer doesnt see things the way a person that doesnt know would want ti see. He explains as if he's discussing it with his programmer buddies at work.
would rate 2 on 1-10 scale.
May be want to check how Chris is using his teaching skills.
you'll end up reading the book by yourself.
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  • Jeremiah Foster photo will not spend $1 for the book.
    2007-05-17 06:54:21  Jeremiah Foster | O'Reilly Blogger [View]

    UNIX geeks want man page-like info. Short, to the point, and highly technical. I _love_ the brevity of the book and even though I have an older version I use it often. (No wonder Apple Developer Connection recommends it. I do too - great book!)
  • will not spend $1 for the book.
    2003-12-10 19:54:22  anonymous2 [View]

    The book is for unix geeks. Most are programmers. We like that tone. Why would someone who doesn't know this stuff want a book that dumbs down the terminology?

    Notice that the book isn't "Top Ten Mac OS X Tips for People Who Last Used OS 9 and Have No Unix Skills"...
    • will not spend $1 for the book.
      2007-05-16 15:03:16  bioinfotools [View]

      Have to agree: good writers know the audience they are writing for and target their writing accordingly. Unix geeks invariably know at least shell scripting and just a little about OS weirdness ;-) The book, and this article, is clearly targeted at people who are already Unix geeks: they're not in need of being taught per se, but shown what the differences are.