Charles Edge has authored the latest edition to the Take Control library, and it is an important one. Take Control of OS X Server helps you tackle the task of setting up your own home server. Charles talks about the advantage of a home server for email, calendaring, contacts, media and more. Security is on everyone’s minds these days; Charles talks about how to approach the subject responsibly and why your own server might just make you more secureâ€¦if you do it right. From picking your hardware (you might be able to use a Mac that you just have laying around) to opening the right ports, Charles helps you understand the benefits and responsibilities of running your own server.
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Charles Edge has written 9 books and over 3,000 blog posts on technology, with a focus on large-scale systems and server management. When he started writing this book, he was the chief technology officer of 318, a national consultancy and managed services provider with a focus on Apple’s platforms. Midway through this project, became a product manager for JAMF Software. When not playing with computers at work, he can be found at home tinkering with computers for fun. His personal blog is krypted.com and you can follow him on Twitter.