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Recommend books?
Recommend books?
by JP Driscoll on Jan 12, 2006 at 11:07:37 pm

Are there any books out there you guys can recommend for learning OS X Tiger and Unix? I've been a PC guy all my life with limited Mac experience until recently. Now I want to learn all I can about it. I want anything from beginner on up. What 3-5 books would best suit my needs?

Thanks!


JP Driscoll

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Re: Recommend books?
by Tony! on Jan 13, 2006 at 7:09:01 pm

It really depends a lot on what level you are at and what type of knowledge you are looking to gain (general OS X guru advice/tips, pro networking or server info, creative applications like Final Cut and Motion, trouble-shooting for software or for hardware, Unix on the Mac, etc).

Here's some general recommendations:

The Missing Manual - Tiger Edition (a must have for all OS X users): http://safari.peachpit.com/JVXSL.asp?x=1&mode=section&sortKey=rank&sortOrder=desc&view=section&xmlid=0596009410&k=20&g=&srchText=missing+manual+os+x&code=&h=0&m=&l=1&j=list&catid=&s=1&b=1&f=1&t=1&c=1&u=1&r=&o=1&n=1&d=1&p=1&a=0&page=0

Any of the Apple Training Series books (Most of them are great. Choose the subject that interests you most): http://safari.peachpit.com/JVXSL.asp?x=1&mode=list&sortKey=rank&sortOrder=desc&view=section&xmlid=&k=20&g=&srchText=apple+training+series&code=&h=0&m=&l=1&j=list&catid=&s=1&b=1&f=1&t=1&c=1&u=1&r=&o=1&n=1&d=1&p=1&a=0&searchview=books

If you're a UNIX geek (or want to be), checkout titles from O'Riely like "Mac OS X Tiger for Unix Geeks": http://safari.peachpit.com/JVXSL.asp?x=1&mode=section&sortKey=rank&sortOrder=desc&view=section&xmlid=0596009127&k=20&g=&srchText=unix+mac&code=&h=0&m=&l=1&j=list&catid=&s=1&b=1&f=1&t=1&c=1&u=1&r=&o=1&n=1&d=1&p=1&a=0&page=0

That should get you started. If you want recommendations for more specific subjects or applications post again.

Tony!





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