O’Reilly has announced the release of “Mac OS X Panther in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition” (US$39.95), a revised version of the comprehensive guide to Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther). “Chuck Toporek, Chris Stone, and Jason McIntosh encourage power users and system administrators to roll up their sleeves and get dirty as the authors show them ‘what happens under Mac OS X’s hood (and how you might tinker with it).’ They give readers everything they need to know about this remarkable operating system, including practical tools and advice they can put to use every day–things like configuring an ideal system, managing files, scripting, running Java applications, and Apple X11 distribution.”