My job allows me the dubious pleasure of too much travel. To compensate for lost travel time I read.
That means I have a collection of books. Here’s some of the best Mac books. What’s on your list?
Mac OS X Tiger is a surprisingly different animal than Panther.
Different means better, something new, and a new book. Or two. Or three. Or more.
One of my favorite Mac authors is David Pogue and his book, Mac OS X Tiger: Missing Manual is worthy reading.
It’s not new, but essential to learning more about Mac OS X Tiger than Apple will tell us with their skimpy manuals.
Just as good but for different reasons is Andy Ihnatko’s The Mac OS X Tiger Book.
Andy’s always a good read. Keep in mind that both books came out a few months after Mac OS X Tiger launched.
It seems that everyone has a few Dummies books. Edward Baig’s Macs For Dummies is the most recent. This makes a great gift for your switcher friends.
Dashboard Widgets are all the rage, though I’m not sure why. There’s no money in Widgets.
The money must be in publishing books about Widgets, such as Fred Terry’s Beginning Mac OS X Tiger Dashboard Widget Development.
I hope he’s getting paid well for having the longest title on a book about Macs.
The usual suspects all have their books about Mac OS X Tiger.
Schoun Regan’s Mac OS X Server 10.4 Tiger: Visual QuickPro Guide is popular among the growing cadre of Mac system administrators. Ron has a copy.
There’s a Podcasting For Dummies book.
Another favorite is Scott Kelby’s Mac OS X Tiger Killer Tips.
There’s no shortage of books on how to use the world’s easiest-to-use personal computer. Amazon is a good place to start looking, but they don’t go a good job of listing all the books in a relevant order.
Andy Ihnatko and Scott Kelby top my list of favorite authors.
If you’ve been a Mac user for awhile, I’m sure you’ve collected one or two additional books. What’s your favorite and why? Who’s your favorite Mac author.