Amit Singh’s Book (OS X): Amit Singh wrote the de facto bible for OS X back when it was mostly PPC based. His book – “Mac OS X Internals, a Systems. Mac OS X Internals has ratings and 11 reviews. Steve said: Never ‘finished;’ this book is fascinating but I found that it took a lower-level approach. I’ve been looking for a book like this for a while, and was pretty happy when I found it. I’m a software developer, and I use mac OSX for my.

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The book also covers several key areas of the Intel-based Macintosh computers. A Systems Approach is the first book that dissects the internals of the system, presenting a detailed picture that grows incrementally as you read.

Cringely followed the series with Nerds 2. If you want to understand the codehowever, this is perfect. One person found this helpful. In other news, I just want to say that this book is top notch in terms of the breadth and depth of technical information on OS X. English Choose a language for shopping. It explains the how as opposed to the what of OS X more clearly, thoroughly and intelligently than any other book on the market.

Dec 28, Keith rated it it was amazing. Hmmm, well it’s tough to say, which I know isn’t much of an answer.

It’s great for someone delving into the core of the system but if you are interested in a concepts-level rather than code-level description of the Darwin kernel, this isn’t really it.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Understanding the design, implementation, and workings of Mac OS X requires examination of several techlogies that differ in their age, origins, philosophies, and roles. Amit Singh is an operating systems researcher, programmer, and author. Learning about file permissions in unix and some basic unix commands.


That lead to me working out some terminal commands to control it.

Become a Redditor and subscribe to amot of thousands of communities. System administrators and power users can use the book to harness the power of the rich environment offered by Mac OS X.

Mac OS X Internals: The Book

This is not a book for the average end user of a Mac. This category includes power users, developers, and administrators. Will also delete on comment score knternals -1 or less. Feb 20, — Running Knoppix on the Intel-based Macintosh. It’s not unabridged though, and wrt system components, you’ll still need some other references.

May 06, Laurent rated it it was amazing Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem? I learned a lot from different sources depending on what imternals area of focus I was interested in at that time.

Ted rated it it was amazing Mar 30, Think of it as a reader’s companion to the Darwin source code. Aug 10, Graham Lee rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sep 01, Steve rated it it was ok Shelves: Not as relevant or important to me as I had initially thought — nothing against the book, but I’m not enough of a programmer for it to be professionally valuable.

I’m having trouble finding books like that.


Unfortunately, I ordered this in and now Singb can’t return it. I originally purchased it for information on OS X’s boot sequence and crypto facilities. You will learn how these pieces connect and work internally, where they originated, and how they evolved. Note that the forums are already “live”.


Mac OS X Internals focuses on the technical aspects of OS X and is so full of extremely useful information and programming examples that it will definitely become a mandatory tool for every Mac OS X programmer. A Systems Approach by Amit Singh. Previously, Amit has worked on operating systems at IBM Research, Bell Laboratories, and a Silicon Valley startup doing cutting-edge work in the area of virtualization.

You will learn how these pieces connect and work internally, where they originated, and how they evolved.

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. System programmers can use the book as a reference and to construct a better picture of how the core system works. Feb 18, — Learn how to trivially run Front Row on a Macintosh without an infrared controller.

RowlingHardcover Amit Singh is an operating systems researcher, programmer, and author. This book is the ultimate tome of reference for the serious Mac developer.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. The book’s nature is better understood by reading its preface and browsing its table of contents. I had started working on messing with the source code from it on my GitHub account: Leaving out niternals 8 through 12, the appendix, and the index.

Matthias Neeracher rated it it was amazing Mar 03, The title, Triumph of the Nerds, is a play on the comedy, Revenge of the Nerds.