TidBITS Electronic Publishing has announced
Take Control of Upgrading to Panther, a US$5 electronic book by Joe Kissell. The 51-page PDF publication will be available for download starting at 8 p.m. (Eastern) Friday.
The book explains “the seven steps necessary before upgrading, which of three installation options is right for you, how to perform the actual upgrade, and the four tasks you must perform after the upgrade finishes.” Chapters include: Panther Upgrade Quick Start; Check Your Hardware for Compatibility; Back Up Your Data; Disable Login Items; Make Sure You Have a Classic Installation; Verify Your Hard Disk; Consider Partitioning Your Hard Disk; Perform a Customized Upgrade; Set Up Your Panther Environment; Restore Archived Files; The Extra-Paranoid Upgrade; Upgrading from Mac OS 9?; Troubleshoot Upgrade Problems; and How To Downgrade.
Kissell is the author of several books about Mac software, including “50 Fast Mac OS X Techniques.” He’s worked in the Mac software industry for the past 10 years, including positions managing software development for Kensington Technology Group and Nisus Software.