Mstation Book Reviews
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Mon, 27 Feb 2006

Running Mac OS X Tiger

J.D. Davidson, J. Deraleau, Running Mac OS X Tiger,

Pretty good this one. There are a whole bunch of books available to help users get more out of OS X but usually they are aimed at gently introducing low-level users to something a bit more. This one is labelled "A no-compromise power user's guide to the Mac". Nuff said.

The book starts with an interesting history of the Mac OS and elaborates on the NEXT/BSD marriage that ended up as the new OS X. We then have a very thorough lookthrough of the various aspects of the OS including file systems, networking, the terminal, and monitoring the system, amongst many other topics. When you're done, you'll know your stuff and it would be a very useful adjunct to the book shelf just to look up bits as needed.

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