Welcome to my personal blog where I write mostly about Linux and other open source software.

My name is David Both. I am an Open Source Software and GNU/Linux advocate, trainer, writer, and speaker. I have been working with Linux and Open Source Software for more than 20 years and have been working with computers for over 45 years. I am a strong proponent of and evangelist for the “Linux Philosophy for System Administrators.” I have been in the IT industry for over forty years.

I worked for IBM for 21 years and, while working as a Course Development Representative in Boca Raton, FL, in 1981, wrote the training course for the first IBM PC. I have taught RHCE classes for Red Hat and also worked at MCI Worldcom, Cisco, and the State of North Carolina. In most of the places I have worked since leaving IBM in 1995, I have taught classes on Linux ranging from Lunch’n’Learns to full five day courses. Helping others learn about Linux and open source software is one of my great pleasures.

I also have a web site dedicated to more technical information, http://www.linux-databook.info/. If you are looking for answers to technical questions about Linux, you are much more likely to find them there. If you don’t find what you need, send me your questions to the email address on my Contact page. I will respond with an answer if there is one and I can find it; I will also add that information to the DataBook web site so that others may use it as well.