Author Scott Meyers discusses everything power users will want to know about Leopard, from its revamped Dock and new Stacks feature to the new Cover Flow view; Spaces virtual desktops to Apple’s nifty Time Machine automated backups. There’s detailed coverage, also, of many advanced features that have been in OS X for awhile, but you might not have gotten the most out of yet (for instance, Spotlight searches, Exposé, and all the iLife applications, including iMovie HD and GarageBand).
Meyers started his computer career as an Apple Sales Specialist and Consultant; these days, among other things, he’s an elite developer. So you won’t be surprised that he spends a good deal of time on Leopard’s technical underpinnings. Whether you plan to code applications, use Mac OS X’s powerful Unix and Web tools, or integrate your Mac into an enterprise environment, you’ll appreciate all that coverage.
It’s not every Leopard book that contains coverage of virtualization. Or development with XCode and Interface Builder. Or installing Darwin apps. Or running the Apache Web server with PHP, MySQL, and even Ruby on Rails. Or VPNs (and even connections with Windows Remote Desktop). This one has all those technical goodies, and more. No wonder it’s called “Beyond the Manual.” Bill Camarda, from the January 2008 Read Only