Dennis E. Powell has been a writer and reporter forever, or so it seems. His first news photographs were published when he was in second grade. He has worked for a succession of newspapers in Missouri, Florida, and New York, and has been news editor and street reporter for WOR Radio in New York and radio network news editor for CBS. Dennis has been a freelance writer since 1987, and has been published in The Miami Herald (for which he received a Pulitzer Prize nomination in 1988), Yankee, Navy Times, Smithsonian Air & Space, Forbes F.Y.I., and a number of other magazines. He has extensively used Windows (which he doesn't like), OS/2 (which he loves, but so what?), and Linux (which he also loves). He is married to a lawyer and lives on a little horse farm in western Connecticut. Practical KDE is his first book for Que.