Preface

The enjoyment of one’s tools is an essential ingredient of successful work. Donald E. Knuth

Since beginning the survival guide books in 1995 they have grown in all kinds of directions. My original aim was to capture my notes for the varied and many common tasks I found myself doing, utilinsing the tools and packages of GNU/Linux. I structured the book as one page nuggets of information. That is, each section within a chapter was targeted for a single printed page, and focused on a single task. This was the origin of my OnePageR Desktop Survival Guides. It seems to have worked well over the years, from your feedback, and from this material two books have been published.

This open access book remains a continual work in progress and is updated regularly, even today after all these years — a life long learning. All readers are invited to send corrections, comments, suggestions, and updates to me at . Your feedback is most welcome and will be acknowledged within the book.

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