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Unix & Mac OS X

In 1996, Apple affirmed the power of the Unix operating system and decided on a radical strategy for its new operating system: Apple would built Mac OS on top of Unix. The result of the decision, Mac OS X, was a complete overhaul of the old Macintosh system software, from the ground up.

What does that mean to you? It means that lurking beneath Mac OS X’s attractive graphic user interface is a classic, popular command line interface. And, if you like typing commands and seeing text results in a little window onscreen, you can roll up your sleeves and give Unix a try, right on your Macintosh.


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