Many thanks to all the people who shared their experiences. And
especially to the Belgian Linux users for hearing me out every day
and always being generous in their comments.
Also a special thought for Tabatha Marshall for doing a really
thorough revision, spell check and styling, and to Eugene Crosser
for spotting the errors that we two overlooked.
And thanks to all the readers who notified me about missing
topics and who helped to pick out the last errors, unclear
definitions and typos by going through the trouble of mailing me
all their remarks. These are also the people who help me keep this
guide up to date, like Filipus Klutiero who did a complete review
in 2005 and 2006 and helps me getting the guide into the Debian
docs collection, and Alexey Eremenko who sent me the foundation for
Finally, a big thank you for the volunteers who are currently
translating this document in French, Swedish, German, Farsi, Hindi
and more. It is a big work that should not be underestimated; I
admire your courage.