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Linux® For Dummies®, 8th Edition by Richard Blum, Dee-Ann LeBlanc

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Authors’ Acknowledgments

Dee-Ann, as usual, has lots of people to thank. First off, she thanks the folks without whom the earlier editions of this book would have never existed. For one, there’s John “maddog” Hall for giving her the opportunity to take over this book’s evolution. He was too busy leading Compaq’s UNIX Software Group, acting as Executive Director for Linux International, and sitting on the board of advisors for Sair Linux/GNU certification to continue handling this project. There’s also the editors and staff at Wiley Publishing, Inc. Without them and their guidance, this book would not exist or continue to improve over time. Thanks as well go to Richard Blum for stepping up to the plate when Dee-Ann realized that she had completely overdone it this time.

Most of all, she’d like to thank the readers who contacted her with their questions, suggestions, and concerns. She apologizes to anyone who got lost in the great deluges of e-mail and didn’t get an answer, but please trust that, at the very least, when she dug out your e-mail from the pile three months later, she filed it away as one more thing to consider in the next edition. It’s reader participation that keeps books like this improving over the years, and it’s her goal to continue refining Linux For Dummies to keep it the best desktop Linux book available.

Rich would like to thank Dee-Ann for giving him the opportunity to tag along on this edition. Also, many thanks to the great people at Wiley Publishing for ...

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