Technical book publisher O’Reilly & Associates has released “Mac OS X Panther for Unix Geeks,” a new book by Brian Jepson and Ernest E. Rothman that takes a look at Apple’s latest operating system from the perspective of Unix professionals and users.
“Hacking code on a Mac is similar to hacking code on other Unix systems, but there are important, sometimes subtle, differences,” said the publisher. The book documents how Mac OS X’s Terminal is different from an xterm, for example, and offers details on CUPS, Perl, MySQL, PostgreSQL and running Mac OS X as a server. Also covered is Fink package installation and creation, running X Windows on Mac OS X and more.
“Mac OS X Panther for Unix Geeks,” ISBN 0-596-00607-1, costs US$24.95 and is available now. Visit
O’Reilly & Associates’ Web site
for a table of contents, index, author bios and samples.