Tom Weeks and I wrote
a book called
Troubleshooting Biblethat was designed to
be a follow-up to books such as the Linux
Bible and Red
Hat Fedora and Enterprise Linux 4 Bible . The idea for the book
came up shortly after Red Hat discontinued the Red Hat Linux line. With
the new Fedora Core Linux distribution lacking the kind of support that
Red Hat Linux had, the idea was to help people be able to troubleshoot
problems with Fedora themselves.
The concept was to go well beyond how to get a dysfunctional modem
working (although we cover that too). We wanted to help more advanced
systems administrators and integrators to be able to manage deployment,
security, and updates of Fedora systems if they wanted to continue to
use Fedora as they did Red Hat Linux. Part way through the process of
writing the book, we broadened the coverage to include descriptions of
Debian and SuSE as well.
I felt very fortunate to be able to put together the team we did to
write the Linux Troubleshooting Bible.
Tom Weeks, the coauthor and contributor to Linux Toys II, trains
administrators who maintain thousands of Red Hat systems at Rackspace Managed Hosting. Jesse
Keating, who was heading up the Fedora Legacy program at the time and
has since gone to work for Red Hat Inc., wrote chapters on keeping your
Linux software secure and up to date. Our technical editor, Francois
Caen, is an experienced Linux system administrator who operates his own
Linux-based Web hosting service, Spidermaker.com.
Since all four of us happened to be in the same room together at
LinuxFest Northwest a couple of years ago, we got a picture of us all
together (from left to right, Tom, Jesse, Francois, and Chris).