+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4
Mac Thread, What's a Good Book? in Technical; ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Dorset
    Posts
    74
    Thank Post
    7
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    What's a Good Book?

    Hello all.

    I would like to get more familiar with the “ins and outs” of how Macs work in a networked environment – I have managed to bind the 8 IMacs to our Active Directory domain but, as you know, this does not give me control over the IMacs. I know nothing about OS X Server or Leopard so am looking to get a couple of books that outlines the basics - just wondered if you have any suggestions?

    I’ve seen these but am not sure if they are any good.

    Browse :: The Register Books - IT and Computer Book specialists

    Browse :: The Register Books - IT and Computer Book specialists

    Browse :: The Register Books - IT and Computer Book specialists

    Browse :: The Register Books - IT and Computer Book specialists

    Amazon.co.uk: MAC OS X Server Essentials (Apple Training Series): Schoun Regan, David Pugh: Books


    Thanks again.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Corby
    Posts
    1,056
    Thank Post
    12
    Thanked 20 Times in 18 Posts
    Rep Power
    25
    Hi,

    This is a great book (concentrates on the server certification track):

    Browse :: The Register Books - IT and Computer Book specialists

    Make sure you get this:

    Amazon.co.uk: Mac OS X Leopard: The Missing Manual: David Pogue: Books

    You won't need much else for a while!

    HTH

    Paul

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    42
    Thank Post
    5
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    0

    Books are good but

    Books are great and the ones suggested by kingswood are awesome. The only time where the books arent so great are if you are in a hurry and have a large scale deployment. I was under a tight time line to get a 10.5 server deployed (unfortunately) and if it had not been for the awesome training I got from an apple certified trainer then I would have been left scratching my head on some stuff (such as weird flaky bugs in the first 10.5 server install dvds). It literally saved me a ton of wasted time trying to fix the unfixable and it also came in handy when it came time to deploy ical server, ichat server, and mail server especially. There are some things that Apple (doesnt support) such as squirrel mail and the trainers (at least the good ones know their way around the squirrel mail config files).

    Also a great resource that I wish I had explored more is on Apples website and it's free (lots of good stuff). It literally is the perfect companion to the apple essential 10.5 server book.

    Check Out

    Apple - Mac OS X Server - Resources
    Mac OS X Server Documentation Updates

    Good Look,

    Mactech03

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Enfield, London
    Posts
    159
    Thank Post
    7
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Rep Power
    17
    The Apple Training Series books are good but they are bit like official Micrcosoft coursware, a tad bland and don't spill the beans on all the akward stuff.

    Now if you are a dyed in the wool Windows user and you're still wondering how to right click with only one mouse button then you might need Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual by David Pogue.

    A really good book is Mac OSX Help Line (Tiger Edition) by Ted Landau. It covers Mac OSX but in the kind of detail needed by IT techs. It lists common problems and how to solve them.

    It does have its flaws such as that that it only covers client Macs not OSX Server. For people deploying Leopard, it obviously doesn't cover the new features but the troubleshooting techniques it teaches probably make up for that. It only briefly touches on UNIX but it's probably better to get a specialist book for that. At 1177 pages, it's also quite heavy. Not something you can carry around with you day to day a like an O'Reilly Nutshell book but you could take it on train trip to visit Aunty Morag in Fort William.

    All said it's a great book. It bears favorable comparison to the classic works of Minasi, Mueller and Myers </SchoolBookReport .
    Last edited by m2d2; 10th November 2008 at 08:29 PM. Reason: typo



SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. C# Book
    By My220x in forum Coding
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 16th June 2008, 05:36 PM
  2. New dummies book
    By beeswax in forum General Chat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 16th March 2007, 12:48 AM
  3. Do the course or just read the book?
    By Lee_K_81 in forum Courses and Training
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 15th January 2007, 02:02 PM
  4. Replies: 11
    Last Post: 3rd November 2005, 05:31 PM
  5. A Good Free Online PHP Book
    By Diello in forum Coding
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 22nd June 2005, 11:05 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •