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13. Formalities

13.1. Copyright Information

This document is copyrighted (c) 2003 Niko Sauer and is distributed under the terms of the Linux Documentation Project (LDP) license, stated below.

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13.2. Disclaimer

No liability for the contents of this documents can be accepted. Use the concepts, examples and other content at your own risk. As this is a new document, there may be errors and inaccuracies, that may of course be damaging to your system. Proceed with caution, and although this is highly unlikely, the author do not take any responsibility for that.

All copyrights are held by their by their respective owners, unless specifically noted otherwise. Use of a term in this document should not be regarded as affecting the validity of any trademark or service mark.

Naming of particular products or brands should not be seen as endorsements.

You are strongly recommended to take a backup of your system before major installation and backups at regular intervals.

13.3. Credits

I wish to express my deep gratitude towards my sons Paul and Philip who in 1995 persuaded me to move to Linux. Philip gave me profound advice and insights which made this project a pleasant learning experience.

Emma Jane Hogbin, in her review, raised a number of important questions which served to improve this document immensely. My sincerest thanks to her.

13.4. Feedback

Users of this document are most welcome to email me with suggestions on the improvement of the presentation and possible additions to the scope of it.