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Ubuntu® Linux® Bible: Featuring Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, Third Edition by William von Hagen

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Acknowledgments

Nothing I have ever written would have been possible without the love, support, and infinite patience of Dorothy Fisher, my wife and best friend. Dorth believed in me from day one, removed several thousand commas from my earliest writing, and has accepted "I can't do that now—come back in 15 minutes or 6 hours" as an excuse more times than anyone should ever be expected to. I am similarly lucky to have great friends like Jeff "Sunshine" Kaminski, Gregg Kostelich, Dr. Joe O'Lear, Jim Morgan, Larry Rippel, and Kim Walter in my life. I heard once that a good friend will come and bail you out of jail, but a true friend will be sitting in jail with you saying, "Man! That was fun!" Luckily, we haven't had to test that, but I'm sure we'd all look great in orange.

I would also like to thank Carol Long, Tom Dinse, and others at Wiley who enabled me to do a new edition of this book and supported me during its creation. Similarly, Tim Boronczyk did a great job as the technical editor for this edition of the book, catching old errors that remained undetected and new ones that I introduced, as well as making some great suggestions. All errors are mine alone, but this would be a much weaker book without all of your contributions. I quite literally wouldn't have been able to do it without you.

Finally, this book wouldn't exist without Linus Torvalds; Mark Shuttleworth; the Ubuntu folk in general; the Debian, GNOME, and KDE Projects; Richard Stallman; the FSF; and the millions of ...

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