I would like to thank the many BSD and open source users who so willingly shared their experiences, ideas, and support. You serve as a constant reminder that BSD is more than an operating system it is a community.
I would also like to thank all of my students and the readers of the FreeBSD Basics column. Your questions and feedback fuel my curiosity; may this book return that favor.
Thanks to David Lents and Rob Flickenger for reviews and advice. Special thanks to Jacek Artymiak for his invaluable input from the OpenBSD and NetBSD perspectives. And finally, special thanks to chromatic. A writer couldn't have asked for a better editor.