New in 1.2: The section `How does my computer store things in memory?'. New in 1.3: The sections `What happens when you log in?' and `File ownership, permissions and security'. New in 1.4: Be more precise about what kernel does vs. what init does.
If you're reading this in order to learn how to hack, you should also read the How To Become A Hacker FAQ. It has links to some other useful resources.
New versions of the Unix and Internet Fundamentals HOWTO will be periodically posted to comp.os.linux.help and news:comp.os.linux.announce and news.answers. They will also be uploaded to various Linux WWW and FTP sites, including the LDP home page.
You can view the latest version of this on the World Wide Web via the URL http://metalab.unc.edu/LDP/HOWTO/Unix-Internet-Fundamentals-HOWTO.html.
If you have questions or comments about this document, please feel free to mail Eric S. Raymond, at firstname.lastname@example.org. I welcome any suggestions or criticisms. I especially welcome hyperlinks to more detailed explanations of individual concepts. If you find a mistake with this document, please let me know so I can correct it in the next version. Thanks.