Unix hasn’t changed much, has it?

I was given an old copy of Sam’s Teach Yourself UNIX in 24 hours (1st edition) a few days ago. Upon perusal of said book, I was shocked at how much of it is still relevant today, eight years after publication. Eight years!
Even now, you can pop open a terminal on OS X and follow along with the book. While obviously some of it is a bit dated (The author said the most popular shell is csh and that X11 is not very usable in it’s current state) 90% or so of the material is still current. The great thing is, a lot of *NIX manuals are probably still good. Think about it. How many of the non-UNIX computer manuals you bought eight years ago are still relevant and/or even remotely accurate about modern systems?
I think thats just cool.


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