About the Author
Kyle Rankin is the vice president of engineering operations for Final, Inc.; the author of DevOps Troubleshooting, The Official Ubuntu Server Book, Knoppix Hacks, Knoppix Pocket Reference, Linux Multimedia Hacks, and Ubuntu Hacks; and a contributor to a number of other books. Rankin is an award-winning columnist for Linux Journal and has written for PC Magazine, TechTarget websites, and other publications. He speaks frequently on Open Source software, including a keynote at SCALE 11x and numerous other talks at SCALE, O'Reilly Security Conference, OSCON, CactusCon, Linux World Expo, Penguicon, and a number of Linux Users' Groups. In his free time Kyle does much of what he does at work-plays with Linux and computers in general. He's also interested in brewing, BBQing, playing the banjo, 3D printing, and far too many other hobbies.