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Rael Dornfest is a Researcher at the O'Reilly & Associates focusing on technologies just beyond the pale. He assesses, experiments, programs, and writes for the O'Reilly network and O'Reilly publications. Dornfest is Program Chair of the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, Chair of the RSS-DEV Working Group, and developer of Meerkat: An Open Wire Service. In his copious free time, he develops bits and bobs of Open Source software and maintains his raelity bytes Weblog.
Kevin Hemenway, coauthor of Mac OS X Hacks, is better known as Morbus Iff, the creator of disobey.com, which bills itself as "content for the discontented." Publisher and developer of more home cooking than you could ever imagine, he'd love to give you a Fry Pan of Intellect upside the head. Politely, of course. And with love.
I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in hacking OS X on their Mac.
One of the unique aspects of this book is you can turn to any "hack" and begin applying it without having to read the others.
Overall the book is well written, well laid out and well cross-referenced and covers a wide range of information.
I am coming back to Mac after 8 years of unix and linux, so it's cool to have a book like this. It has a lot of good tips about using the Macintosh applications (iPhoto, iMovie,... Read morePublished on February 9, 2004 by Matthew Leingang
I'm a Unix guy from way back, having worked on TENEX and TOPS-10 systems in the late 70s, on SunOS and Solaris during the 80s and 90s, and having been introduced to Linux in the... Read morePublished on February 5, 2004 by Jeffrey V. Cook
Nowadays it's harder and harder to find Mac books /mag articles that serious
hobbyists can really enjoy... but this is absolutely one! Read more
I just finished going through O'Reilly's Mac OS X Hacks. This is a great book. It shows you in detail how to become a power user on the Mac. Read morePublished on July 13, 2003 by Mark Balbes
This is a good book for people who are curious about what MacOS X and it's BSD unpinnings can do, but it is of little use to anyone who's already comfortable with the MacOS X Unix... Read morePublished on June 18, 2003 by Public Name
'Mac OS X Hacks' is a good grab bag of tips and techniques for getting the most from your Mac. While the tips are not as universally appealing (even among Mac owners) as those in... Read morePublished on June 10, 2003 by A Williams
I guess I made the mistake of not reading the table of contents before buying. I just got my copy and started looking for performance tips and hacks. Can't find any. Read morePublished on June 10, 2003 by "joe15857"
If your a Mac lover buy this book. O'Reilly is a great source for Mac books and this olne is no exception. Lots of interesting information and fun to read.Published on May 31, 2003 by Book buyer
I would not have used the word 'Hacks' in this title as the content is really more like tips for the unix novice. Read morePublished on May 10, 2003