Mac OS X Unleashed, 2nd Edition
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John Ray currently serves as the Director of Engineering/IT Services at Blue Cosmos Design, Inc. An award-winning developer, he provides customized TCP/IP programming solutions to clients nationwide, including The Ohio State University. In the past three years, he has authored or co-authored several books including Special Edition Using TCP/IP, and Maximum Linux Security.
William C. Ray is a Unix system administrator, programmer, and trainer. He was responsible for developing a computer-graphics center for The Ohio State University's College of Biological Sciences, where he performed such roles as the center's system administrator, Webmaster, and acting Director. He also has provided user support and Unix training for studentss and faculty members.
With the release of version 10.1 of Mac OS X in the fall of 2001, the new operating system was finally stable enough for mass distribution on all shipping Macintosh computers. Yet underneath the new colorful interface was a powerful, complicated operating system based on BSD Unix. An Mac users of all kinds needed help both in figuring out how to run OS X and in understanding how OS X worked underneath the covers and how to get the most out of it.
In late summer 2002 Apple is expected to release a new version of OS X-code-named "Jaguar"-that will add some end user featurs (like iChat), that will increase OS X's stability, and that will further extend the capabilities of the underlying Unix-based subsystem.
The second edition of Mac OS X Unleashed takes the same approach as the best-selling first edition, helping the reader deal with the most trouble-prone aspects of the user interface-including the new features in the latest version-but focusing to a much greater extent on the BSD environment and how the user or administrator can get the most out of both the current operating system as well as the new components expected in the latest version.
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The Missing Manual is a great read on the OS and the new applications. It also includes a section at the end that covers the tcsh shell. But it is definitely directed at the general user.
The first ~400 pages of Mac OS X Unleashed covers the basics and then rapidly heads off into the details of the underlying Unix operating system at the heart of OS X. If you are determined to get to the details of what makes your new OS tick then this book should be on your list. From common shell commands to process management, shell scripting, and even porting Unix code. It's all here and well written.
One book I strongly recommend taking off your list is Mac OS X the... Read more
72 of 79 people found the following review helpful
The Mac OS X power users pocket guide,
The thing weighs a ton (1,464 pages!) but is one of the best computer books I've bought. The guys who wrote it are obviously Unix heads but they are also very much in love with the Mac as well so it's got a good feel when reading it.
A long time Mac user I've just started to dig into the Unix side of things, attributes, permissions, owners, mounting volumes as directories, etc... it's actually quite interesting.
If you're going to delve into Mac OS X beyond clicking around in the GUI this is the book to invest in.
I'm currently formatting my "man" pages <rolling my eyes and laughing>
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Table of Contents
(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with a Summary.)
1. Mac OS X Component Architecture.
2. Mac OS X Basics.
3. The Finder: Working with Files and Applications.
4. Running Classic Mac OS Applications.
5. Applications and Utilities.
6. Internet Communications.
7. Video, Imaging, and Audio Tools.
8. Installing Third-Party Applications.
9. Network Setup.
10. Printer and Font Management.
11. Additional System Components.
12. Introducing the BSD Subsystem.
13. Common Unix Shell Commands: File Operations.
14. Advanced Shell Concepts and Commands.
15. Command-Line Applications and Application Suites.
16. Command-Line Software Installation.
17. Troubleshooting Software Installs, and Compiling and Debugging Manually.
18. Advanced Unix Shell Use: Configuration and Programming (Shell Scripting).
19. X Window System Applications.
20. Command-Line Configuration and Administration.
21. Scripting Languages: AppleScript and Perl.
22. SQL Databases and Database Connectivity.
23. File and Resource Sharing with NFS and NetInfo.
24. User Management and Machine Clustering.
25. FTP Serving.
26. Remote Access and Control.
27. Web Serving.
28. Web Programming.
29. Creating a Mail Server.
30. Accessing and Serving a Windows Network.
31. Server Security and Advanced Network Configuration.
32. System Maintenance.
Appendix A: Tips and Tweaks—Things You Might Want to Do.
Appendix B: Installing Mac OS X.
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