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Part: VI Advanced Topics > Using Basic Unix Commands

Chapter 37. Using Basic Unix Commands

Unix-based operating systems are powerful and stable, but traditionally, people had to access Unix systems from the command line, by typing text commands in a text-only window. For this reason, many average computer users have been intimidated by their complexity. As you found out way back in Chapter 1, “Introducing Mac OS X,” Apple has harnessed that power and stability while maintaining the ease of a traditional Macintosh by designing Mac OS X with a Unix subsystem.

By creating Mac OS X, Apple has become the largest producer of Unix-based operating systems on the planet!



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