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Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell (Paperback)

by Andy Lester
Paperback: 516 pages
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.; 1 edition (November 10, 2005)
Language: English
ISBN: 0596009437
Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.1 x 0.9 inches

Book Description
The most popular and most complete desktop reference book on Mac OS X now covers Tiger!
Apple's Mac OS X operating system continues to capture the attention of consumers and programmers alike with its ability to run older Mac programs, classic Unix applications, and innovative open source software. And the latest and greatest version, Mac OS X 10.4--otherwise known as "Tiger"--is more powerful and versatile (not to mention easier to use, faster, and better looking) than ever before.

With unparalleled, up-to-the-minute detail on Tiger, Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell is loaded with new and updated material on practically every page. Sure, Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell covers all the essentials and most-talked-about new features of Tiger, including big-ticket items such as Spotlight for effortless searching, iChat AV for video conferencing, and Dashboard for one-click access to a calculator, weather reports, stock prices, flight times, and more. But this fully updated edition also covers the hundreds of nips and tucks Tiger made to its underlying technologies and existing applications, including improvements to graphics and the Unix-based core and an easy way to automate time-consuming, repetitive manual or batch tasks.

Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell offers a wealth of detail about the new user-interface elements, system and network administration, and scripting and development. It covers enhancements to the Finder, Safari RSS, Mail 2, and System Preferences. This indispensable guide also includes the most complete Unix command reference found in print--each command and option has been painstakingly tested and checked against Tiger. Even the manpages that ship with the system can't compete in accuracy!

For longtime Mac loyalists as well as recent converts, for consumers, developers and programmers, this fully updated edition provides the perfect overview of Mac OS X and all the nitty-gritty hints and how-tos you need to make it your all-purpose, must-have Tiger guide.

    Posted on 2005-11-10 09:25:50 pm

#1 2005-12-16 06:27:12 pm

Craig Smith
From:: Tacoma, WA
Registered: 2005-05-16
Posts: 1027

Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell (Paperback)

This is a good, quick reference text that covers all the major UNIX commands availble in the Mac version of the bash shell.  Also covers the vi and Emacs editors.  Rather than just a collection of printed out MAN pages, there are some explanations and examples, although not as many as I would like.  I also found at least two omissions: neither TEXTUTIL nor AWK are covered at all.

Craig Smith



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