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Dave Taylor's "Learning Unix for OS X Mountain Lion" offers an in-depth tutorial for OS X power users who have not yet mastered Unix. Written for technically competent readers, it focuses on introducing common command-line tasks. The book starts with Terminal, and then moves on to the basic form...

October 15th 2012 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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If you're trying to figure out what to buy yourself with the gift card you got this holiday season, let me recommend David Pogue's Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, Leopard Edition. I was fortunate to get a copy of it for Christmas this year (thanks, sweetie!) and it's 866 pages of sweet, Leopard-y good...

January 2nd 2008 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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The recently-overturned California law banning violent games sales to minors came under the gaze of one of America's most prominent TV personalities last night. The "Is It Legal?" segment on last night's episode of The O'Reilly Factor saw Bill O'Reilly and two guests briefly discussing the decision...

August 8th 2007 at 7:16pm 0 Comments
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Tim O'Reilly, he of the animal books (as I like to call them), often posts about how O'Reilly's book sales can be indicative of tech trends in general. Thanks to zealous statistic keeping Tim has a wealth of knowledge about his sales (as as good business man should). The latest trend that Tim has se...

May 17th 2007 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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It's that time of the year again-that wonderful sense of anticipation while we wait for the big day and the new toys. No, not Christmas, Macworld San Francisco! Well O'Reilly and company are trotting out their heavyweights for MWSF, including David Pogue, Derrick Story, and others. Anybody who is th...

December 15th 2006 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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The newest version of iPod: the Missing Manual just came out this month and it's author, J D Biersdorfer has a cool article up over at O'Reilly Digital Media to celebrate. In "Six Fresh Tips from iPod: the Missing Manual", you're likely to find at least one new tip that you hadn't previously known a...

December 1st 2006 at 2:00pm 0 Comments