The following people contributed their writing, code, and inspiration
to Linux Desktop Hacks:
Thomas Adam [Hack #9] has been
using Linux since 1996. He has used a range of distributions but
currently runs Debian. He is an active member of an online magazine,
the Linux Gazette, for which he has written
several articles. He also is a member of The Answer Gang.
Jim Aspinwall [Hack #99] is the
coauthor and author of four books about computers and networking. His
writing spans not only books but feature articles and how-to columns
for a handful of PC magazines and web sites, including
Computer User, PC World,
and CNET.com. His hack can also be found in his
book PC Hacks (O'Reilly).
Adrian Bradshaw [Hack #57] is a
network engineer and open source enthusiast.
David Brickner[Hacks [Hack #69] and
[Hack #87]] is an editor at
O'Reilly Media, Inc., where he works on Linux and
system administration books. He is the author of Test
Driving Linux (O'Reilly).
John Cheng [Hack #65] is an
enthusiastic teenage Linux user. John has toyed with Linux and
FreeBSD for years, and enjoys it.
Paul Cooper [Hack #31] is the
Assistant Director of OpenAdvantage, the first independently funded
vendor-neutral Open Source solutions center in the United Kingdom.
Paul researches new (and old) OSS technologies in order to help
people find the best OSS tools to use in their organizations.
Alan Donovan [Hack #97] is a
researcher in the field of programming languages and program
analysis. He holds degrees from the University of Cambridge and MIT,
in whose Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory he
currently works. His hack can also be found in iPod and
iTunes Hacks (O'Reilly).
Rob Flickenger [Hacks [Hack #75]
and [Hack #82]] has been hacking as
long as he can remember. He recently served as sysadmin for the
O'Reilly Network, and is currently working on
promoting community wireless networking through efforts like NoCat
SeattleWireless (http://seattlewireless.net/). His hacks can
be found in his O'Reilly books Linux
Server Hacks and Wireless Hacks,
Adam Garside [Hack #58] wanted to
be a stuffy philosophy professor but discovered Unix in 1993. He
currently maintains perimeter infrastructure and gateway services at
Central Piedmont Community College using Debian GNU/Linux
exclusively. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his wife
Sherri and two crazy cats.
Emma Jane Hogbin [Hack #96] is a
Toronto-based documentation junkie. She teaches standards-compliant
web development at Humber College, and gives public lectures on
writing documentation through The Linux Documentation Project. She
likes her Scotch peaty, her books hand-bound, and her rabbits angora.
To find out more, visit http://www.emmajane.net.
Stuart Langridge [Hack #95] has
several interests, including writing code for the Web, Python, Linux,
the usability of applications, and driving a Fiat Coupe. You can read
his thoughts on these and many, many other things at his web site,
Jon Masters [Hack #92] hacks on
Linux for real-time scientific instrumentation and is the author of a
monthly Embedded Linux column in Linux User &
Developer magazine. He began his first degree in computer
science at the age of 13. Jon is a keen musician and also enjoys
cycling, countryside walks, and geocaching.
Adam McMaster [Hack #45] is
currently a full-time student, studying A-levels at Brooke Weston CTC
in the UK. In his spare time he enjoys learning about operating
systems, programming, and web design, as well as other aspects of
David Murphy [[Hack #49] and
[Hack #59]] is an open source fan, and supporter of
Fedora and Mono.
Kyle Rankin [Hack #2] is a system
administrator who enjoys troubleshooting, problem solving, and system
recovery. He has been using Linux in many different forms for over
six years, and has used live CDs to demo Linux and troubleshoot
machinesfrom DemoLinux to the LinuxCare bootable toolbox to
Knoppix. His hack can also be found in his book Knoppix
Jonathan Riddell [Hack #43] is a
freelance computer programmer working on PHP-based web sites. As a
KDE developer he maintains Umbrello UML Modeller and organizes the
exhibition stands for KDE in Britain. He is a former Scottish
champion of white-water canoe racing and is currently organizing the
World Gathering of Quakers.
Ron Wellsted [Hack #68] has been in the computer industry for
more than 25 years, working on Unix since 1983 and Linux since 1995.
George Wright [Hack #74] is a
student living in London, hoping to study computer science at
university when he's old enough. In his spare time
he's a developer on the KDE Project and occasionally
works on embedded Linux systems.