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Darren Kelly was the production editor for Understanding the Linux Kernel, Third Edition. Sharon Lundsford was the copyeditor and Julie Campbell was the proofreader. Mary Brady and Claire Cloutier provided quality control. Jansen Fernald and Loranah Dimant provided production assistance. Amy Parker provided production services.
Edie Freedman designed the cover of this book, based on a series design by herself and Hanna Dyer. The cover image of a man with a bubble is a 19th-century engraving from the Dover Pictorial Archive. Karen Montgomery produced the cover layout with QuarkXPress 4.1 using Adobe's ITC Garamond font.
David Futato designed the interior layout. The chapter opening image is from the Dover Pictorial Archive. This book was converted to FrameMaker 5.5.6 by Keith Fahlgren with a format conversion tool created by Erik Ray, Jason McIntosh, Neil Walls, and Mike Sierra that uses Perl and XML technologies. The text font is Linotype Birka; the heading font is Adobe Myriad Condensed; and the code font is LucasFont's TheSans Mono Condensed. The illustrations that appear in the book were produced by Robert Romano, Jessamyn Read, and Lesley Borash using Macromedia FreeHand 9 and Adobe Photoshop 6.