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Mac OSX Bible Tiger Edition Paperback – July 1, 2005

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Product Details

  • Series: Bible (Book 234)
  • Paperback: 984 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (July 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764579177
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764579172
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,230,348 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

If Mac OS X Tiger can do it, you can do it, too...

With Tiger, Mac OS X has become even more capable and versatile, with over 200 new features! This comprehensive guide covers everything from installing Tiger to harnessing the powerful search capabilities of Spotlight, setting up a network with Airport, using the .Mac Internet service, easily supercharging your Mac with Dashboard widgets, automating operations with Automator, getting the most from the iLife suite of digital media apps, or setting up video "conference calls" with the amazing new iChat AV. The Mac OS X Bible Tiger Edition is your one-stop resource for comprehensive coverage of this new and powerful operating system.

Inside, you'll find complete coverage of Mac OS X Tiger

  • Install OS X and configure system preferences in ways you never thought possible
  • Learn to customize Tiger's interface to suit the way you work
  • Harness the power of Spotlight to find anything, whether in office productivity applications, media files, or e-mail
  • Do away with storage concerns using Apple's .Mac Internet service, including iDisk online storage repository
  • Cut the cords: learn how to configure AirPort® networking, use the keychain, and install a firewall
  • Join the digital music revolution using iTunes®, work with images in iPhoto, create movies in iMovie®, and distribute them with iDVD®
  • Add awesome functionality to your Mac with Dashboard widgets
  • Build on OS X's powerful UNIX underpinnings and learn to secure your system
  • Work faster and smarter by tapping into the functionality of Automator and AppleScript®

About the Author

Samuel A. Litt is an Apple Certified Technical Coordinator 10, 10.2, and 10.3 as well as a member of the Apple Consultants Network. He has provided Macintosh service and support for a diverse client base, including the Computer Investigations unit at the NYPD, Ralph Lauren, Swatch, MVBMS Euro RSCG, Time Warner Inc., MTV Networks, Hearst Publications, Scholastic Publications, Verizon Yellow Pages, Quark Inc., The Nathan Cummings Foundation, The Blue Rock Editing Company, Click3X, Red Car NY, and TBWA/Chiat/Day. He currently heads the Macintosh Consulting Services Division for KAPRA Consultants, Inc., of New York City. His works published to date include the Mac OS X Administration Basics Exam Cram Study Guide, the Mac OS X Bible Panther Edition, as well as several articles for Element K’s Mac Administrator Journal and Quark’s XRAY magazine.

Craig Zimmerman has actively pursued his passion for technology and communication since he was 13 years old. His career started as SYSOP of Apple Castle, a BBS for Apple II enthusiasts. He later worked at Chiat/Day, where he helped build the world’s most famous virtual advertising agency, managing and networking UNIX and Macintosh systems in multiple offices. Currently, Craig manages UNIX, Macintosh, and Windows systems for Spontaneous, a top post-production company in New York City.

Warren G. Gottlieb is a professional Mac IT consultant who has been using Macs since 1988 and has worked with a number of the top Macintosh technical firms in New York City. Warren has transformed a deeply rooted passion and hobby into a full-time profession. Despite spending many solitary Mac hours, Warren most enjoys interacting with people, and loves to aid in their comfort and enjoyment of technology. Warren resides in Queens, New York, in an apartment where the ratio of Macs to humans is 3:1, but there’s no television.

Thomas Clancy, Jr. attended Queens College (CUNY) and received his bachelor’s degree in European history. Tom’s love of computers blossomed into a great career, especially under the guidance of Sam Litt as his diabolical mentor. Tom is one of the four partners of Valiant Technology, Inc., a consulting and support company, along with Douglas Heyman, Gene McMurray, and Georg J. Dauterman. Tom currently lives in New York with his wife, Alice, and their two cats, Zeta and Mo. Tom would like to point out that he is not related to “the” Tom Clancy, although he is happy to be related to another Tom Clancy, Sr., his dad, a New York City firefighter (which is a better job than “World Famous Author” any day, although the pay isn’t as good).

Douglas B. Heyman is a longtime Mac user, having cut his teeth on the venerable System 6. Early in his career, Doug worked as a writer and managing editor on numerous literary projects. Shifting his focus to technology, he spent the next few years as in-house IT staff for a major New York advertising agency and then in the IT consulting world working for a leading Apple Authorized Service Provider. He currently works as a founding partner of Valiant Technology, Inc., a New York–based technology solutions provider. Born and raised in New Jersey, he resides in Hoboken with his loving wife, Suzanne, and their son, Marcus.

Alejandro Prado immigrated to the United States in 1997 and worked as a consultant for various companies providing support and integration services for clients with Macintosh, Windows, and Novell systems. His first experiences with Apple computers date back to the venerable Apple II. He fell in love with the Mac in 1984, when it was introduced to the market and championed its capabilities in Central America. In 1998, he founded KAPRA Consultants, Inc., to provide support and integration services to companies using Mac and PC systems in the tri-state area. Currently KAPRA Consultants is one of the largest organizations in the Apple Consultants Network with a growing clientele of creative companies and organizations encompassing the Omnicom Group, Verizon Yellow Pages, ECHO Design, Quark Inc., and many others.

Customer Reviews

I highly recommend it to anyone switching from PCs, or any earlier adopter of OS X.
Juan Ortuno
What I like most about the book is its easy-to-read get concise style that gets to the point of the topic without beating around the bush.
Jason N
This is also a very good book for the intermediate user that is looking to become an advanced user.
M. A. Filippelli

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

57 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Jason N on June 24, 2005
Format: Paperback
I'm a dedicated Mac user, early adopter and long-time customer for the Mac OS Bible, going back to the Lon Poole days. This venerable book has been around for more than a decade and has certainly seen its ups and downs. I am happy to report that this new edition is the most solid version of the book in years, and maybe ever. In addition to its definitive, user-friendly Tiger coverage, it is comprehensive in many other ways as well, even in regard to tips and techniques for using popular third-party apps. What I like most about the book is its easy-to-read get concise style that gets to the point of the topic without beating around the bush. I have yet to find a Tiger topic or answer to a question that this edition doesn't have covered. Great job, Litt & Co.
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58 of 59 people found the following review helpful By M. A. Filippelli VINE VOICE on July 10, 2005
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This is a very good book. It covers a wide range of topics for the beginner to intermediate to the advanced user.

For the beginner to intermediate user it covers the MAC OSX Tiger installation, configuration settings, system preferences, login options, security options, keychain access, games and how to play them, networking, Finder, Fonts. Applications that come with MAC OSX Tiger, Dash board, creating widgets, Spotlight, tinker tool, toast titanium 6, subethaedit, Apple remote desktop, Sherlock, MAC utilities, installing printers (local and networked), Bluetooth, UNIX commands, terminal. iTunes, iSync, iChat calculator and weather in your area application with out having to launch the application. The book also covers .Mac, Safari RSS for internet feeds and Automator. For those interested in the technology that drives the MAC like Darwin and those things that Darwin controls like the MACH Microkernel, memory management, Symmetric Multitasking used to support multiprocessors. It also discusses MAC's application environments like Carbon, Java, cocoa and BSD.

For the advanced user it covers repairing system permissions, maintenance scheduling, memory problems, Apple scripting in detail and scriptable applications. It also includes UNIX scripting commands and switches that most advanced users would probably already know. It covers X Windows, Daemons, ProFTPd, system logs and how to view and understand them.

In summary the beginner that is just looking to learn about the applications this is a good book put there are better books that go into greater detail about the applications like Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger: Peachpit Learning Series by Robin Williams. For the beginner that is looking to see what is under the hood of MAC Tiger this is a very good book.
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48 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Juan Ortuno on August 19, 2005
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I recently switched to Macs, being a PC user for the past 15 years.

Since I work in a retail store where they sell Macs, I always had the opportunity to "get to know" the system, but I knew I wanted more.

With very little knowledge of Macs and OS X in general I took the jump and bought a Mac. This book along with it.

What I really like about this book, and one of the main reasons why I bought it, is its 900+ pages. I had seen other Tiger books with many less pages which also covered a lot less.

This book taught me well how to set up a new Mac (even though it's pretty self explanatory), how to work with folder permissions, how to install & remove programs, how to optimize the OS and customize it to the way I work. It also helped me connect my Mac to my Windows network.

I also learned how to create user accounts and do software updates, how to work with iPhoto & iMovie, and also a little bit of troubleshooting so you can help your Mac when it's having a little trouble.

I'm very glad I bought this book. I am now able to enjoy & use my Mac to do things I couldn't or even thought of because I didn't know they existed.

You'll also learn keyboard shortcuts, which are very nice and save you a bit of time.

I highly recommend it to anyone switching from PCs, or any earlier adopter of OS X.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By UM on January 15, 2007
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Since I switched from Windows to iMac I was looking for a book the gives me an overview over the system. This book does an excellent job in doing so. It covers everything you need to know goes into some detail, but not too deep (which also would not be possible in a book like this, otherwise it would be thousands of pages long).

I can really recommend this book for people who switch or beginners.

(this is basically the the same review I wrote for the Mac OS X - the missing manual ... I think both are very comparable and equally good ... I preferred the layout of the missing manual, but thats just personal preference)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By David A. Schultz on April 10, 2007
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Why doesn't Apple make a book like this? even on a CD included with the computer? These are powerful machines, yet it takes a 3rd party to explain how to use that power.

I was going to give this book a 4, until I remembered this is for 1st time users of Macs (which I am) and that it covers such a breadth of subjects (including network connections and the Automator) that I figured it deserves a 5.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kathie R. on July 10, 2006
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The book is HUGE!! It is like from the beginning of "time" and covers everything possible--just as you would envision a bible doing. I really didn't expect the book to be so huge and literally the size of those big ole family bibles on book stands. ;-) Seriously, it is packed full of info, and although not the kind of book you would want to take to the beach to peruse, it is one to use for reference time and time again.
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