Top Ten Mac OS X Tips for Unix Geeks (8 tags)
From starting up to shutting down, there are big differences between Mac OS X and Unix machines. Brian Jepson, coauthor of Mac OS X for Unix Geeks offers 10 tips he gathered while working on the book. If you're a Unix geek moving to Mac OS X, these tips will help smooth the way. Brian has recently updated this "oldie but goodie."
Start Me Up: Writing and Understanding OS X StartupItems (6 tags)
StartupItems are easy to set up and extremely flexible in managing the startup process. Andrew Anders shows how StartupItems fit into the OS X startup process, what you need to do to create a StartupItem, and an example of a StartupItem that will run the Tomcat Java servlet engine.
Muscle Up Your Mac FTP (5 tags)
Here's a much better and vastly safer way to FTP on the Mac than using the built-in FTP software in Jaguar or Panther, which is an Apple-modified version of FTP software that works fine with other Unix variants, but has its problems on the Mac. Glenn Fleishman explains.
Build a Dashboard Widget (4 tags)