The Missing Credits

About the Author

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Preston Gralla (author) is the author of 40 books that have been translated into 20 languages, including Droid X: The Missing Manual, Droid 2: The Missing Manual, Big Book of Windows Hacks, Windows Vista in a Nutshell, How the Internet Works, and How Wireless Works. He is a contributing editor to Computerworld, a founder and editor-in-chief of Case Study Forum, and was a founding editor and then editorial director of PC/Computing, executive editor for CNet/ZDNet, and the founding managing editor of PC Week.

He has written about technology for many national newspapers and magazines, including USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Dallas Morning News (for whom he wrote a technology column), PC World, and numerous others. As a widely recognized technology expert, he has made many television and radio appearances, including on the CBS Early Show, MSNBC, ABC World News Now, and National Public Radio. Under his editorship, PC/Computing was a finalist for General Excellence in the National Magazine Awards. He has also won the “Best Feature in a Computing Publication” award from the Computer Press Association.

Gralla is also the recipient of a 2010–2011 Fiction Fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his wife (his two children have flown the coop). He welcomes feedback about his books by email at .

About the Creative Team

Nan Barber (editor) has worked with the Missing Manual series since its inception—long enough to remember booting up her computer from a floppy disk. Email: .

Holly Bauer (production editor) lives in Ye O lde Cambridge, MA. S he’s a production editor by day and an avid home book, DIYer, and mid-century modern furniture enthusiast by evening/weekend. Email: .

Nancy A. Guenther (indexer) indexed this book on behalf of Potomac Indexing, LLC, an international indexing partnership at www.potomacindexing.com. She has been a full-time freelance indexer since 1983, specializing in computer software, A merican studies, and business. Her website is guenther.bizland.com.

Rachel Leach (proofreader) is a librarian and freelancer specializing in fiction, history, and IT. S he offers editorial, project management, and research services through her website, www.squidinkediting.com.

Acknowledgements

Many thanks go to my editor, Nan Barber, who not only patiently shepherded this book through the lengthy writing and publishing process, but provided valuable feedback and sharpened my prose. Thanks also go to Brian Sawyer, for making the introduction that ultimately led to this book.

I’d also like to thank all the other folks at O’Reilly who worked on this book, especially Holly Bauer for bringing the beautiful finished product to fruition, Rachel Leach for excising errors, and Nancy Guenther for writing the index.

Preston Gralla

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