Since everyone is buzzing about Tiger, the newest version of Apple’s powerful Mac OS X system, I thought it was time to share that in addition to being a business and communications strategist, I’m also a secret tech guy. Part of being a geek is that I’m among a team of very sharp Mac writers who collectively keep O’Reilly in the forefront of Macintosh publishing with our books. This morning team leader Chuck Toporek publicly announced our new books, including my book Learning Unix for Mac OS X Tiger.
Here’s what Chuck had to say…
With this new edition, written by Dave Taylor, Mac users are introduced to the Unix side of Mac OS X. You’ll see some of the things you can do in the Terminal that you just can’t do in the Finder, and along the way, you’ll learn the Unix lingo as well, so if someone says “Just chmod 775 that file and you’ll be okay,” you’ll know what they mean and know that they’re not playing tricks on you. Dave’s taken a good whack at the revision of this book, and has added Tiger-specific material to make you drool. If you’re a Mac user and you’ve been riding the Unix fence, this book’s for you.
Other books we’re announcing for shipment as Tiger ships (at the end of April) are: Mac OS X Tiger Pocket Guide and Mac OS X Tiger For Geeks. If you want to be ready to jump right in with Tiger then there’s no better place to start than with our O’Reilly books.
Also, if you haven’t yet pre-ordered your own copy of Mac OS X Tiger, you should do so through Amazon’s Tiger promotion because you’ll get a nice $35 rebate from the company on proof of purchase. My order is already in the queue, even though I have been burning through beta releases as fast as they’ve been made available!