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Posted June 16, 2001
First in depth reference is okay
If you can't wait to get up and running on OS X, this book will certainly help. I looked forward to this book because it is the first one available that goes beyond the basics of OS X. I got what I wanted, a primer on the unix foundation of X, so I'm satisfied. The author's competent style is easy enough to follow and he does a competent job of introducing the unix side of X. If you keep seeing the word competent, that's because that's the word that keeps coming to mind. Don't expect to be inspired or excited by the writing. The book leans strongly toward the technical side of the OS, devoting the last quarter or so to programming and apple scripting, enough to add considerable weight to the book but not enough to actually give any competence. I'd give this book 3.5 stars but round up because of the timing of publication.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.