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

I am an Open Source Software and GNU/Linux advocate, trainer, writer, and speaker. I have been working with Linux and Open Source Software since 1996 and with computers since 1969. I am a strong proponent of and evangelist for the “Linux Philosophy for System Administrators.”

I have written articles for magazines including, Linux Magazine, Linux Journal, and OS/2 Magazine back when there was such a thing. I currently write
prolifically for OpenSource.com. I particularly enjoy learning new things while researching my books and articles, building my own computers, and
helping my grandchildren build their computers.I have found some interesting and unusual ways of problem solving, including sitting on one mid-range computer on which I was working.

I have published five books with Apress, “The Linux Philosophy for SysAdmins,” and, “Using and Administering Linux: Zero to SysAdmin, a self-study training course in three volumes that was released in late 2019. My newest book, “Linux for Small Business Owners: Using Free and Open Source Software to Power Your Dreams,” with co-author Cyndi Bulka, yoga instructor, coach, and author, was published on July 3, 2022. All of my books are published by Apress.

I have written articles for magazines including, Linux Magazine, Linux Journal. My article “Complete Kickstart,” co-authored with a colleague at Cisco, was ranked 9th in the Linux Magazine Top Ten Best System Administration Articles list for 2008. I currently write prolifically for OpenSource.com and Enable SysAdmin.

I prefer to purchase the components and build my own computers from scratch to ensure that each new computer meets my exacting specifications. My primary workstation is an ASUS TUF X299 motherboard and an Intel i9 CPU with 16 cores (32 CPUs) and 64GB of RAM in a Cooler Master MasterFrame 700 frame.

I can be reached at LinuxGeek46@both.org, on Twitter @LinuxGeek46.