The Mac OS X Tiger Book reviewed by Robert Pritchett 
Author: Andy Ihnatko 
Wiley Developed for the Apple Community Series 
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Released: May 23, 2005 
Pages: 522  
$25 USD $32 CND  19 GBP  22 Euro 
ISBN: 0764579576 
Strengths: Strong sense of humor piled on top of watered down 
technicaleeze. 
Weaknesses: A couple of typos. 
Mix some fun into reading about Mac OS X Tiger 10.4 by reading Andy Ihnatko's aluminum 
sided Mac Towercase looking take with The Mac OS X Tiger Book. Andy invents a lot of words 
and uses them as he alliterates and adulterates the English language with his blarney. I have to 
believe he makes up a lot of his  for instances  with the blue side notes posted on practically 
every page. As you read the table of contents you know he has his tongue firmly planted in cheek 
and he rivals Scott Kelby with editorial hubris and comedic content [Editor:  the quality that 
makes you write (and maintain) programs that other people won t want to say bad things 
about .] 
In other words, this is just a fun read that is a worthy competitor against the likes of David 
Pogue's Missing Manual series on the same topic. 
Somehow Andy Ihnatko keeps the energy up all the way to the last page as he cavorts with the 
Tiger. His treatment on AppleScript and  Automationalizing  help take the edge off of the 
 something new to try  mentality.  He just helps us jump right into the deep end of the pool and 
he filtered the water so we could see clearly, no surprises. 
This is the book you give to the Mac OS 9 holdouts, those that would delight in a stand up comic 
approach to learning   and everyone else. 
  MPN, LLC 2005 macCompanion 
Page 53 
August 2005, Volume 3 Issue 8 




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