Media praise for Mac OS X Panther for Unix Geeks

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"Good computer books are hard to come by, but I have just finished reading one that is exceptionally good. 'Mac OS X Panther for Unix Geeks' by Brian Jepson and Ernest E. Rothman (ISBN 0596006071) is complete without being padded, and is full of information that any Mac user who is familiar with Unix systems will find helpful..You don't need to be a Unix geek to get value out of the book. Advanced OS X users who have never touched other Unix systems will still find lots of good stuff here that won't appear in other books"
--LookIt.proper.com, March 2004
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Reviews from the Previous Edition

"For the Unix developer this title presents a concise, but comprehensive, guide to working in the OS X environment. There are many traps and tricks, and this is undoubtedly the best (if not the only) reference that covers them in specific detail."
--Major Keary, AUSOM News May 2003

"Mac Guild Grade B+ Great...I found that the book would be useful by any experience level of Unix developer or system administrator...I did find the book useful and practical and would recommend it as the place to start."
--Steve Nickerson, Mac Guild, Feb 4, 2003

"Slim and unassuming, but contains valuable nuggets of Mac OS X lore."
--Rich Morin, MACTECH, Dec 2002

"If you read just one book, try 'Mac OS X for Unix Geeks'. Most other books aren't for you because they are trying to explain Unix to Mac heads."
--www.macosxhints.com, Dec 30, 2002

"It's not just a book. It is the access code to the world of the 'backside of OS X'"
--Robert Pritchett, MacNut, January 2002

"Despite the title, anyone wanting to get the most out of the Unix underpinnings of OS X would do well to invest in a copy of this book...bottom line: if you want to know about the BSD core of OS X, get this book; Unix experts will find themselves transitioning more quickly, while those of us from the graphical worlds of Windows and Mac OS will find it easier to communicate with our Macs and other geeks."
--Chris Pirillo, Tech TV, Nov 2002

"This little book is packed with tremendous details important to the large segment of Unix programmers who have migrated to the Apple Mac OS X for its cool development environment. Although there are similarities to the hacking code between Mac OS X and Unix systems, there are pitfalls and minefield that make a guide like this valuable."
--BOOK BYTES, Dec 2002

"It's about time: 'Mac OS X for Unix Geeks' arrives on the scene none too soon for Unix aficionados who, having heard that the latest editions of Mac OS are based on a Unix variant, want to see how the platform compares to more venerable versions of the eminently configurable operating system...It's a fast read that assumes?as the title implies?rather a lot of Unix knowledge. With that requirement satisfied and this book in hand, you're likely to discover aspects of Aqua more quickly than you otherwise would have."
--David Wall, amazon.com®