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Site For The UNIX Geek: Adding More Mac OS X Content

Site For The UNIX Geek: Adding More Mac OS X Content

by , 10:00 AM EST, March 31st, 2003

Has OS X finally arrived in the corporate IT sector? Maybe, maybe not, but it certainly has caught the eye of many UNIX geeks and gurus, as evidenced by the appearance of an increasing number of articles in UNIX trade media, both in paper periodicals and online. These are the places where those who know or want to know all things UNIX go to get a heaping helping of techno-gruel, the how-tos and what-fors that make UNIX tick.

One such online spot frequented by the geeky is, a UNIX-centric Web site that recently started to carry articles that focus on or include OS X. This is good news for Mac fans wanting to know more about what make OS X, and UNIX in general, go.

For instance, have you been curious about vi, one of the default line editors that nearly all versions of UNIX have, including OS X? has a series of articles with tricks and tips on using vi, some very useful stuff.

Whether you are a UNIX god or an acolyte, if you run OS X, then you'll want to stop by from time to time.

We'd like to thank Observer, Dan Bolling, for flagging for us.

The Mac Observer Spin:

We think this is a positive sign, to say the least, for OS X. By virtue of the sheer numbers of Macs there are running OS X, it is arguably the UNIX with the largest installed-user base, but that means little if the folks who live and breathe UNIX don't accept OS X as one of their own.

When articles about OS X appear in trades like, it means that the publishers of those trades believes there is enough interest in OS X to warrant such articles. In other words, the pump is primed: We should start seeing more and more articles about OS X as IT folks get more exposed to it and, because of that exposure, IT folks will consider OS X more when they consider buying computer systems. That, in turn, makes them more interested in sites that talk about OS X...

And so goes the flow.

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