View Full Version : What to read next?

09-03-2006, 05:50 PM
Hey Guys!

I am a HUGE fan of reading books to pick up subjects. For example I just finished Andy Ihnatko's book on Tiger(I am a recent switcher) and I thought it was GREAT. Talk about a really great and IN DEPTH introduction to 10.4. Since I went from being a power user on my PC(repairing them constantly . . . no comments peanut gallery!) I did NOT want to go about being a passive user on the Mac! That was why I loved his book! He went in depth without overwhelming the reader. On the opposite end, I picked up a book on iLife that was an "official apple training series book" and I have been HATING it!

I bought the Ihnatko book based on a reccomendation, so I wanted to ask! What are some good books to read! There are For Dummies, and Visual Quickstarts, and bibles but which ones did you think were really GREAT books! iLife, Macromedia, Adobe, OSX, Applescript, Unix (Particularly Darwin) . . . I KNOW all of you out there have your favorites! Lets share the good ones!

09-03-2006, 05:57 PM
Personally, I am sort of an anti-book person.

Most of OS X is extremely intuitive and fairy easy to figure out after a couple hours of use. Having worked in a bookstore for several years and actually looking quite a few of them over, most of those books are simply a combination of the documentation that is already available in the OS Help files, articles available for free on Apple's Support site and plain common sense.

[shameless plug] Plus, there are always great forums like this one for more information. [/shameless plug] ;) :black:

09-03-2006, 06:39 PM
Tend to agree with D3v1L80Y, most of the books I've perused are a rehash of the same basic info.