It doesn't matter if you are a home user or a business professional. Everybody has heard of Microsoft Windows and most people with a computer at home or in the office use it. While not everyone is aware of the developments in Windows that come with Microsoft's push for everyone to abandon Windows 7, 8 and 8.1, most people have encountered the frustration of relying upon Windows to provide a stable and secure computing environment. Many people have heard that there is another option, and more and more people are becoming interested in finding a better solution. That solution comes in the form of an Operating System called Linux.

Linux has been around for decades, but has been used traditionally by experts or by people who don't know they are using Linux software at all. For example all Android phones are built upon the Linux kernel, which is the core part of any computer's Operating System.  If you have a smart TV, an Android smartphone, a wireless network, an Amazon Echo, a Google Home, or almost any other hardware device that runs some kind of software, you already rely on Linux every day. Even if you use Windows you still rely upon it if you use almost any websites today. Facebook, Twitter, Skype ... most of the Internet is powered by Linux. Yes, that's right, even Microsoft relies upon Linux.  So much so in fact that they are starting to incorporate it into Windows 10.  Unfortunately, in the end, you can't just use Windows to gain the benefits of Linux because with Windows you don't own your computer, Microsoft decides for you, usually without even letting you know.

There is a myth that Linux is hard to use, but it isn't. That myth stems from the idea that using Linux and installing it and getting it working on a new computer are one and the same thing.  It is actually harder and more time consuming to install and configure Windows on a computer with no Operating System, but you likely don't want to do that either. Once you have Linux installed and configured on your system it is actually easier to use for most people, and you don't have to worry about almost all the viruses and other computer malware that plagues the Windows ecosystem. Finally, Microsoft no longer has access to all your website passwords, local files, and your Operating System the way they do with Windows 10.

It sounds great, but how do you get started? How do you decide if you should make the switch, and if you decide to switch how do you get to where you need to be? It's simple. You start by contacting me and we discuss things further. As an expert who has been relying upon Linux for his computing needs, and who has worked professionally for numerous companies as a Linux software developer and system administrator, I can help.

Feel free to contact me to discuss your needs and how I can help!