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Any recommendations for a good book on el capitan?


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#1 MaryBet82

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 09:19 AM

Sorry if I'm hogging the forum. I just wondered if anyone had come across a really good book on el capitan? There's essential Mac OS: el capitan edition by Kevin Wilson; the missing manual  by David Pogue; my mac os by John Ray on Amazon or Walmart. I could really use a Terminal for Dummies book. The help offered by Terminal is obviously written by programmers for programmers. I used to use Command Prompt frequently, albeit in a limited way. There's lot of youtube and web sources, but you can't read them in the tub. And just to complain because bleeping hasn't started a Venting or Complaints forum [I can understand why this might be a risky move], I think HD is a scam. You can't get your dialog boxes and a readable font in sync and most software has not addressed the problem - including the os. I'm not a movie buff, but finally having been forced to get an HD TV I want my old CRT TV back. You guys have all been brainwashed. Which is why I still buy books [besides the tub]; my eyes get tired much quicker squinting at the screen.

 

 


 

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 12:34 PM

I always liked "the missing manual" books by david pogue.

 

https://www.amazon.com/OS-El-Capitan-Missing-Manual/dp/1491917954



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Posted 23 July 2018 - 09:56 PM

Thanks macuser.


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Posted 23 July 2018 - 10:12 PM

Now go and take a bath will ya?


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Posted 23 July 2018 - 10:52 PM

I don't have the book yet. And I still need someone to write Terminal for Dummies


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Posted 24 July 2018 - 10:24 AM

Well for a book on command line there are plenty of unix command line books out there, since OSX is more or less based on UNIX most of the syntax is common (heck there are commands that OSX and linux share)

Both use Bash and plenty of books on that, this one here is a good one:

 

https://www.amazon.com/Bash-Pocket-Reference-Power-Admins/dp/1491941596/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_t_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=1MXGWRNGGBDKBV9GH2QG

 

Just remember such books may or may not use the term su or superuser

Macs (as well as some linux versions) use sudo or superuser do

both enable executions of root or administration commands but since OSX uses sudo use that instead of su you could always pen out su for sudo in the book for reference

 

As for your HD debate, actually it depends on the monitor.

There are some monitors that are terrible at properly displaying high def imagry out there 

Actually some macs have terrible screens and there is scaling to consider.

Resolution also plays a part and it also has a lot to do about eyesight.


Edited by MadmanRB, 24 July 2018 - 10:29 AM.

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