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Table of Contents

  1. Getting Around

    1. Chapter 1 Inside the Terminal

      1. Mac OS X Shells
      2. The Terminal and xterm Compared
      3. Using the Terminal
      4. Customizing the Terminal
      5. Working with File and Directory Names
      6. The Services Menu
      7. Bonjour
      8. Alternative Terminal Applications
      9. The open Command
    2. Chapter 2 Searching and Metadata

      1. Spotlight
      2. Apple’s Hiding Places for File Metadata
    3. Chapter 3 Files and Filesystems

      1. Sharing Files with Other Operating Systems
      2. Files and Directories
    4. Chapter 4 Startup

      1. Booting Mac OS X
      2. Creating Programs that Run Automatically
      3. Periodic Jobs
    5. Chapter 5 Directory Services

      1. Understanding Directory Services
      2. Configuring Directory Services
      3. Managing Directory Services Data
      4. Flat Files and Their Directory Services Counterparts
      5. Programming with Directory Services
    6. Chapter 6 Printing

      1. AddPrinter
      2. Printer Sharing
      3. The Common Unix Printing System (CUPS)
      4. Open Source Printer Drivers
    7. Chapter 7 The X Window System and VNC

      1. Installing X11
      2. Running X11
      3. Customizing X11
      4. X11-Based Applications and Libraries
      5. Connecting to Other X Window Systems
      6. Virtual Network Computing (VNC)
    8. Chapter 8 Third-Party Tools and Applications

      1. Frontends for SSH and SFTP
      2. Mounting SSH Servers As Network Volumes
      3. TeX
      4. R with an Aqua GUI
      5. Open Source Replacements for Microsoft Office
      6. Video
      7. Image Editing
      8. 3D Modeling
    9. Chapter 9 Dual-Boot and Beyond

      1. Why Bother?
      2. Linux on Mac Hardware
      3. Emulators on Mac OS X
  2. Building Applications

    1. Chapter 10 Compiling Source Code

      1. Compiler Differences
      2. Compiling Unix Source Code
      3. Architectural Issues
      4. X11-Based Applications and Libraries
    2. Chapter 11 Libraries, Headers, and Frameworks

      1. Header Files
      2. The System Library: libSystem
      3. Shared Libraries Versus Loadable Modules
      4. Library Versions
      5. Creating and Linking Static Libraries
      6. Creating Frameworks
      7. Performance Tools and Debugging Tools
      8. CHUD Tools
      9. Interesting and Important Libraries
      10. Numerical Libraries
  3. Working with Packages

    1. Chapter 12 Fink

      1. Installing Fink
      2. Using Fink
      3. FinkCommander
      4. Installing Binaries Using Command-Line Utilities
    2. Chapter 13 MacPorts

      1. Installing MacPorts
      2. Using MacPorts
      3. MacPorts Maintenance
      4. Connecting to the MacPorts SVN Repository
      5. MacPort GUIs
    3. Chapter 14 Creating and Distributing Installable Software

      1. Using GNU tar
      2. Creating Disk Images
      3. Using PackageMaker
      4. Creating Fink Packages
      5. Creating MacPorts Packages
  4. Serving and System Management

    1. Chapter 15 Using Mac OS X As a Server

      1. Built-in Services: The Sharing Preference Pane
      2. The Email Server
      3. The Mac OS X Firewall
      4. Free Database Servers on Mac OS X
      5. The Outside World
    2. Chapter 16 System Management Tools

      1. Diagnostic Utilities
      2. Kernel Utilities
      3. System Configuration Utilities
      4. Third-Party Applications
    3. Chapter 17 Other Programming Languages: Perl, Python, Ruby, and Java

      1. Perl for Mac OS X Geeks
      2. Python for Mac OS X Geeks
      3. Ruby and Rails for Mac OS X Geeks
      4. Java for Mac OS X Geeks
  1. Appendix Mac OS X GUI Primer

    1. Overview of the Aqua Desktop

    2. Making the Most of Your Desktop Space

  2. Colophon