I would like to thank Wendy Rinaldi, my editor, David Lane, Emily Walters, Patty Mon, Bart Reed, Tricia Lawrence, Claire Yee, and the McGraw-Hill crew for the magic that they do. Hats off to the folks at Cenveo for carrying us across the finish line.

I would never have gone far on this journey without the genius/work of thousands of strangers who contribute to FOSS as well the groundwork of individuals like Linus Torvalds and Richard Stallman. Thank you! Many thanks to Daniel A. for that first RedHat CD, the Berkeley UNIX Crew, Gene Schultz, Buki Adeniji, and Steve Shah for his foundational work.

I would like to thank Elédùmarè for my many adventures. I thank my mom and dad, my uncles, aunts, brothers, sisters, cousins, and my ...

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