Mac OS X Panther Killer Tips

Author: Scott Kelby
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ISBN: 0735713936
Publisher: New Riders (05 December, 2003)
Edition: Paperback
Sales Rank: 1,341
Average Customer Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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Rating: 2 out of 5
Stuff only a newbie wouldn't figure out on their own
I just purchased this book after reading the other review for this book. I expected that I'd learn at least something from it, but found that the Killer Tips were actaully largely straight-forward configuration options (that you can find out by just clicking on Preferences for the various apps).

If you're a brand new Mac user or really don't like to spend at least a little time getting familiar with the new OS on your own, maybe the book would help. But I couldn't pawn this book off on a friend who's had his Mac for 3 days, so I suppose it depends. Killer Tips, they are not.

I wish they had that "Look Inside" option for this book because you could then get an idea of whether the book would help you out. For me, it's a quick return.


Rating: 5 out of 5
Next generation of Killer Tips
I purchased (and devoured with enthusiasm) Scott Kelby's previous iteration of Killer Tips (version 10.2 Jaguar). I was not familiar with OS X (or 10.2 for that matter) when I got it and it proved to be a terrific way for me to get immediately up and running. And reading it a second time gave me Mac skills that amazed my fellow Apple aficionados.
When I upgraded to OS 10.3 Panther I didn't really think that I needed this new Killer Tips... imagining that Kelby only added a few items to bring it up to date for Panther. So, I was browsing the Mac shelves for something different on Panther this time. But, when I took a curious look through Kelby's new book I was totally surprised. It wasn't a mere update... it featured hundreds of new tips. And some interesting twists to previous tips, too. So I bought it and read it and am just as impressed with this one as the last. Excellent sequel, Mr. Kelby!
P.S. Please take this as an endoresement of his tips only. I wouldn't want to be accused of endorsing his sense of humor! (Beware, groans are guaranteed.)

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