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How do I learn Unix on my Mac?

Dave, I'd really like to learn more about how to work with the Unix operating system that's buried in my Macintosh, now that I have Mac OS X Tiger on my G5. What do you recommend as a resource? And how easy is it to learn Unix anyway?

Wow! Did I pay you to ask this question? :-)

It just so happens that my brand new book Learning Unix for Mac OS X Tiger came out this week from O'Reilly Media and it's a superb starting point for people who want to learn more about Darwin, the Unix variant that's included with Mac OS X Tiger.

Here's a gratuitous cover shot, just because the baby tiger on the cover is so darn cute:

Learning Unix for Mac OS X Tiger

More seriously, the book covers...