Author: David Both

I am a computer geek by hobby as well as profession. I have worked for IBM, MCI, Red Hat, the State of North Carolina, Cisco, and BB&T among others. I am now semi-retired and have my own company, Millennium Technology Consulting LLC through which I do speaking, training and consulting for Linux and Open Source Software.

The eBook version of The Linux Philosophy for SysAdmins on sale for $7

  The eBook version of my book is currently on sale for $7.00 at Apress from now through November 26, 2018. Click on the image at left or here to go directly to My book’s page at Apress where you…

Book availability update

My book The Linux Philosophy for SysAdmins is now available in hardcopy (softcover) at Amazon. Please note that for a couple days Amazon was fulfilling this via a third party storefront on Amazon. Amazon now has my book in stock…

Book hardcopy available on Amazon

My book The Linux Philosophy for SysAdmins is now available in hardcopy (softcover) at Amazon. Please note that Amazon is fulfilling this via a third party, Books etc._, a storefront on Amazon. I would appreciate your comments regarding your experience…

Meet the author(s) at ATO

On Monday, October 22, from 12:45 PM – 1:15 PM, my publisher, Apress, will hold a “meet the authors” session at All Things Open in Raleigh, NC. Several authors of popular Apress books, including myself, will be available for questions and discussion. We…

My Ohio LinuxFest presentation

I am scheduled to present my talk, “Be the Lazy SysAdmin,” at the Ohio LinuxFest Saturday, October 13 (tomorrow as I write this) at 10AM in the Franklin A room. Due to circumstances beyond my control I am unable to…

Yet another book contract

I have just signed with Apress for third book about Linux. With two books now in the pipeline it looks like I will be busy for a while. I do not have definitive dates when these books will be on…

New book in the works

This morning I signed a contract to write another book for Apress. This book will also be about Linux but it will be different from my first book, The Linux Philosophy for SysAdmins. I cannot divulge more about it at…

Your computer isn’t broken – it just needs Linux

Longevity – an interesting word. I use it here to help clarify some of the statements that I hear many people make. These statements are usually along the lines of, “Linux can extend the life of existing hardware,” or “Keep…

Linux turns 27 today

Linux is 27 years old today. Happy birthday Linux and thank you Linus Torvalds for giving us a real operating system to use on our computers. I have used Linux for over 20 years and I cannot imagine using anything else…

Speaking at Ohio LinuxFest

I will be speaking at Ohio LinuxFest this year which runs October 12-13 in Columbus, Ohio. My talk is titled, “Be the Lazy SysAdmin,” in which I discuss ways for SysAdmins to work smart not hard. The schedule has not been…