Sams Publishing, a provider of technology books, has released “Mac OS X Unleashed” (ISBN 0-672-32229-3), a US$49.95 guide and reference for Mac OS X users by John Ray and Will Ray.
“The power of OS X is largely in its underlying BSD implementation,” the authors said. “For an average Mac user, experiencing a command line for the first time can be an unpleasant experience. This book takes the approach of demonstrating familiar actions and tools, and then provides the equivalent information within the BSD environment.”
For advanced users, Mac OS X Unleashed covers system administration ranging from advanced configuration of FTP servers, SSH tunneling, to installing secure E-mail and Web servers. The progression of the text is designed to move from simple topics through advanced configuration.
Ray is a developer and security consultant with over16 years programming and administration experience. He has written or contributed to more than 10 titles currently in print, including “Special Edition Using TCP/IP,” “Sams Teach Yourself Dreamweaver UltraDev 4 in 21 Days,” and “Maximum Linux Security.”
Will Ray is a mathematician turned computer scientist turned biophysicist who has gravitated to the field of bioinformatics. A long-time Mac and Unix enthusiast, he’s owned Macs since 1985 and has worked with Unix since 1987. Ray is currently a researcher at the Wexner Research Institute of Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH, where he’s developing Web-based database tools and working to build a core computational research and training facility.