I would like to thank my family and those who mentored me throughout my career.
I would like to thank the staff at Wiley, particularly Debra Williams Cauley, who helped get this book started and whose participation during the writing of this book was instrumental in its completion. I would also like to thank Maryann and the technical editors whose tough first reviews and great insight helped develop the book into a far greater work. All others at the Wrox team who helped make this book a better product through their input or editing are greatly appreciated.
Finally, I would like to thank all the developers of the Unix systems and their derivatives. Their tireless pursuit of excellence has given us one of the most elegant and stable operating systems available today.