| About the Author |
Jennifer Vesperman has been working with computers since the late 1980s. She began by learning to use Unix and Macintosh systems at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia. She is a programmer, system administrator, and technical writer. In the mid-1990s, she switched to using Minix on her personal machines, and in the late 1990s, she switched to Linux.
She has worked on projects both with and without version control and greatly prefers to have version control. CVS is her first choice for a version control system because she knows it well, it serves all the needs she's found so far, and it's very commonly used by colleagues and clients.
Jennifer currently works as a contractor for Cybersource, a programming, system administration, and training company in Melbourne, Australia. She also writes for the O'Reilly Network and is the current coordinator for LinuxChix (http://www.linuxchix.org), a Linux advocacy and support group for women.