A special acknowledgment to the people at Red Hat, Inc., who, despite the massive shift in direction of their Red Hat Linux product line, have managed to (once again) produce a rock- solid Linux distribution. Fedora Core 3 continues their brave move to make the latest cutting- edge Linux technology available in a high-quality Linux distribution. We’re proud to include that complete Linux distribution with this book. Great job!
At Wiley, I’d like to thank Debra Williams Cauley, who has continued her heroic efforts to push the latest editions of this book out to the world. Thanks to Sara Shlaer for her editing and production work. Thanks to Margot Maley Hutchison and the others at Waterside Productions for bringing me this project.
I want to thank the very special team of people who contributed directly to improving the content of this book:
Andrew Kouklis, the book’s technical editor, spent an extraordinary amount of time combing through every detail of this book. Besides finding misplaced semicolons, he offered suggestions that led to improvements in descriptions of wireless networking, software installation, and other areas.
David Dalan helped check through and rewrite several chapters of this edition. His hard work made it possible to bring this book to market only a short time after the Fedora Core 3 software was released.
I’d also like to thank members of the Tacoma Linux User’s Group for being a great resource for discussions on Linux and (occasionally) non-Linux topics. On more than one occasion, the insights from its members have helped me fix or rewrite parts of this book.
Thanks, as always, to my dear family for helping me through this project. Now that our move to the Midwest and this edition are done, I hope to spend more time with Sheree and Seth (and Caleb when he’s in town) exploring our new area.
Finally, a special thanks to those of you who bought this and previous editions of Red Hat Linux Bible. Go out and become a force for Linux in your work, home, and community. If you feel like expanding your Linux horizons, try some of these other books I’ve written:
Linux Bible 2005 Edition by Christopher Negus — Contains 10 different bootable and installable Linux distributions on DVD and descriptions characterizing those and other popular and interesting Linux distributions.
Linux Troubleshooting Bible by Christopher Negus and Thomas Weeks — Goes beyond this book to help you safely deploy and troubleshoot Linux systems.
Linux Toys by Christopher Negus and Chuck Wolber — If you’re looking for something fun to do with Linux, this book contains 13 projects you can build with a PC and open source software.