Mac OS X is the consumer operating system from Apple. It is designed to increase the ease of use of Mac OS. This is an uncomplicated introduction and guide to successfully using OS X, that should familiarize the reader with the the Aqua environment, and some of the Unix underpinnings.
John Ray is an award-winning developer and security consultant with more than 16 years of programming and administration experience. He has worked on projects for the FCC, the National Regulatory Research Institute, The Ohio State University, Xerox, and the State of Florida, as well as serving as IT Director for Blue Cosmos Design, Inc. John has written or contributed to more than 10 titles currently in print, including Mac OS X Unleashed, Special Edition Using TCP/IP, Sams Teach Yourself Dreamweaver UltraDev 4 in 21 Days, and Maximum Linux Security. He bought his first Macintosh in 1984 and remains a strong proponent for the computer and operating system that revolutionized the industry. Robyn Ness holds a master's degree in psychology with a specialization in judgment and decision making. She currently works as a Web developer for the department of Communications and Technology at The Ohio State University, focusing on issues of usability and content design. Sams Teach Yourself Mac OS X in 24 Hours marks Robyn's first Sams publication.