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Part IV: The Technologies of Mac OS X > Terminal: Doorway to Unix

Chapter 15. Terminal: Doorway to Unix

As you're certainly aware by now, Mac OS X's resemblance to the traditional Mac operating system is only superficial. The engine underneath the pretty skin is utterly different. In fact, it's Unix, one of the oldest and most respected operating systems in use today.

The first time you see it, you'd swear that Unix has about as much in common the traditional Mac OS as a Jeep does with a melon (see Figure 15-1).


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