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MacOSX

A Unix variety.

Based on the FreeBSD userland and the Mach kernel, with a runtime derived from NeXT's OPENSTEP. Darwin is the kernel name and is modular in approach in comparison to the monolithic nature of Linux.

External linkApple's website
External linkOpen Darwin

If you are new to Mac OS X, an indispensable guide is External linkMac OS X: The missing manual.

The other good book is External linkMac OS X Unwired, which covers wifi, Bluetooth and other wireless technologies (eg. IR).



Useful Mac OS X wireless tools include:




If you have one of the titanium Powerbooks (the model before the new drool-worthy aluminium models), you might find that the inbuilt Airport reception is average. There are two options:

1. Use a PCMCIA wireless card instead (with an external aerial)
2. External linkHack your Powerbook to take a pigtail


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