The upcoming MacMania cruise will offer a full-day course on “A Unix Guide to Mac OS X.”
Since Unix is part of the core of Apple’s new operating system, some Mac users will want to take advantage of the basics of Unix commands, including common file and folder manipulation, automation of repetitive tasks, and accessing your machine remotely. A second portion of the course is geared toward advanced Mac users and will look at writing Perl scripts, configuring software, installing packages, and customizing the terminal side of things.
Teaching the course will be Randal Schwartz and Glenn Fleishman. Schwartz is a 24-year Unix veteran who’s also been using the Mac daily for the past decade. Fleishman is the “Practical Mac” columnist for the Seattle Times, and contributes to The New York Times, Fortune magazine, Wired magazine, and more.
MacMania is the upcoming seven-day ocean cruise, with ports of call in Alaska, that combines pleasure with 20 hours of conference courses. There’ll be conference tracks for both developers and end users. The folks at
are arranging the trip and all the details.
The MacMania cruise — which is co-sponsored by Mac Publishing — will depart May 27 from Vancouver for Alaska’s Inside Passage. Room for MacMania is limited to approximately 400. Cruising prices are: inside cabins: US$1,050-$1,100 (depending on category) and outside cabins: $1,350-$1,550 (ditto). The conference price is $600 for the End Users Track and $1,250 for the OS X Developers Track. Port taxes would be additional and are $184 per person.