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Press Release: May 6, 2002

O'Reilly's New Mac OS X Products Announced at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference

Sebastopol, CA--O'Reilly & Associates announced several new Mac OS X products at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference:

O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference Call for Participation

O'Reilly & Associates invites the submission of tutorial and session proposals for the first-ever O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference, taking place at the Westin Santa Clara in Santa Clara, CA from September 30 to October 3, 2002.

We're looking for proposals that bring state-of-the-art Mac OS X content to programmers, developers, technical staff, and power users from Mac, Java, Web, and open source communities. Topics include migration issues, must-have tools, servers and networking, wireless, Project Builder, Apache, PHP, Perl, Terminal application, databases, languages, Development Frameworks, and iApps.

The complete text of this press release can be found online. For more information, contact Suzanne Axtell at or (707)827-7114.

O'Reilly Network Launches

O'Reilly Network has launched, a new web site for Mac OS X professionals. The heart of is a rich collection of tutorials on Mac OS X, covering the OS and the key technologies that work with its BSD Unix core. Topics include the Terminal application, AppleScript, QuickTime, Cocoa, Java, Aqua, and Apache. The site also features news and regular columns from Mac experts such as David Pogue, Simson Garfinkel, James Duncan Davidson, and Kevin Hemenway.

The staff also produces a bi-weekly Mac OS X email newsletter. To subscribe, go to

The complete text of this press release can be found online. For more information, contact Sara Winge at or (707)827-7109.

New OS X books from O'Reilly

Learning Unix for Mac OS X
By Dave Taylor & Jerry Peek
Learning Unix for Mac OS X is a concise introduction to Unix on Mac OS X for Macintosh users who want to tap the power of Unix. The book shows how to use the Terminal application, navigate the command line, and explore many useful, time-tested Unix applications.

Building Cocoa Applications: A Step-by-Step Guide
By Simson Garfinkel & Michael K. Mahoney
Building Cocoa Applications takes a step-by-step approach to teaching developers how to build real graphics applications using Cocoa. The book starts by showing the basics of an application in one chapter and then layering additional functionality onto that application in subsequent chapters. By the end of the book, readers who have built applications as they have read will have a solid understanding of what it really means to develop complete and incrementally more complex Cocoa applications.

Mac OS X Pocket Reference: A User's Guide to Mac OS X
By Chuck Toporek
The Mac OS X Pocket Reference introduces users to Mac, Windows, and Unix and to the fundamental concepts of Mac OS X. The book starts out with a "Mac OS X Survival Guide," which shows Mac users what's changed from Mac OS 9, and also helps Windows and Unix converts get acclimated with their new OS. The "Mac OS X Pocket Reference" concludes with a 30+ page "Task and Setting" index, which answers questions that users might have when trying to configure their system.

To request review copies, contact Kathryn Barrett at or call (707) 827-7094.

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