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Take Control of Upgrading to Panther
May 30, 2004

Take Control of Upgrading to Panther

Start on the right foot with Mac OS X 10.3 Panther with this detailed guide from Joe Kissell! Joe’s expert guidance, developed over innumerable test installations, thoroughly explains the seven steps necessary before upgrading, which of three installation options is right for you, how to perform the actual upgrade, and the four tasks you must perform after the upgrade finishes. Also included are instructions if you’re extra paranoid or are upgrading from Mac OS 9. Worried that something might go wrong? Joe provides detailed troubleshooting tips for six possible problems and even instructions on how to downgrade to your previous system if necessary.

"Whether you are an experienced Mac geek or a newbie, this book will make the whole installation process a lot less nail-biting."
    —Jackie Chappell

More Info

Our 1.2 update is out! It’s free for existing owners of Take Control of Upgrading to Panther and includes updated details about the FireWire drive bug and ways to use FileVault better, plus still more advice on partitioning; help with restoring Palm synchronization and bundled software; and additional suggestions for preventing or repairing installation problems related to printing, AppleTalk, and X11. Extra details for geeks: Two new appendixes explain how to store files and folders outside your home folder, and with our new Trick-in-a-Click feature, it takes only a single click to build Joe’s clever folder action scripts!

Update Plans

August 2009 – We have no plans to update the 10.3 Panther edition of this book, but new editions for later versions of Apple’s Mac OS X operating system are available.

Posted by Glenn Fleishman

  1. Daylight Saving Time

    In 2007, a number of changes occurred to the timing of Daylight Saving Time, and Apple did issue a special Panther update to handle the change. You can learn more in a TidBITS article written by Andrew Lawrence.

    Posted by Glenn Fleishman (Permalink)

The Author

Take Control publisher Joe Kissell has written more than 60 books about technology, including many popular Take Control books. He also runs Interesting Thing of the Day and is a contributing editor of TidBITS and a senior contributor to Macworld.