The Linux Doctor
Making house calls to solve your Linux needs
Are you a Windows user who wants more out of your computing experience and
has been curious about Linux but don't know who to trust to offer support?
Do you already have Linux on your PC but need some additional
Are you a novice Linux user who needs some technical assistance from time to
If you have answered “yes” to any of these questions, then I'd like to help.
I am a Linux professional who will come to your house or business to
troubleshoot, install or upgrade Linux on your desktop or laptop with the honesty, respect and expertise you
What exactly is Linux?
Linux is an Operating System (i.e., the software which runs your PC) which
is a free alternative to Microsoft's
Windows and Apple's OS X as well as being the basis for OS X and the
powerful Android platform. While Windows continues to be the most widely
used desktop and laptop Operating System, it is
widely believed that Linux is better written, runs faster/more
efficiently, and more security conscious (see article "
More Than 90% of Linux Systems Have Never Been Infected) and can save you a lot of money over
commercially available software. For years Linux has been very popular among
computer hobbyists and computer professionals, but over time it has
attracted a much more main-stream audience as it has become increasingly easy
to use. Lastly, you can try out Linux on any PC without
disturbing what is already installed and if you decide to use Linux
long-term you can install it alongside Windows giving you the option to boot
whichever OS you wish.
This YouTube video
also serves as a great introduction to the world of Linux.
Who am I?
My name is John and I have professionally managed corporate,
"mission-critical" Linux and UNIX computers since 1993, have served as an independent Linux
consultant for numerous projects, and have maintained and used Red
Hat/Fedora Linux (and other distributions of Linux) since mid-1996.
If you wish to see more, you can see my complete career history, education,
and recommendations I have received at my public LinkedIn profile here.
Why should you hire me?
- I have excellent references, years of experience, good tutoring
skills and have always been known as a very hard working individual. Most
importantly, I will treat you with respect,
honesty and fairness.
- Initially, I will come to your home or business. Afterward, I may offer
the option of working on your PC remotely, depending on the nature of the
problem and your needs.
- Users of all levels of
technical expertise are welcome.
If you are a current Windows user, why should you consider
- Most experts agree that Linux is more secure, more robust, less
prone to virus attacks, and requires less resources (meaning you can use an
older, less powerful, less expensive computer).
- Linux is now quite novice-friendly. Most Linux applications
(web-browser, email reader, etc) are very similar to Windows applications
and generally have an intuitive feel to them. Also, most of the day-to-day
system maintenance is handled by well thought out, intuitive GUI's (i.e.,
Graphical User Interface).
- I can put Linux on your machine without having to delete Windows,
giving you the option to run Linux or Windows as you see fit.
- Not only will I install Linux on your machine (with all the latest
updates) but I will also spend a couple of hours tutoring you, as well as
download a number of useful Linux-related bookmarks into your web-browser.
How do you contact me?
The best way to contact me is to email me at = > firstname.lastname@example.org
- 5 ways Linux
changed our lives and we didnt even know it - Andriod
Awesome Things Powered By Linux - omg
Invention Network, the Linux-based patent non-aggression community,
exceeds 3,000 licensees - 6/19/19 ZDNet
Ditches Microsoft to Take Back Control with Open Source Software - 6/13/19 omg!ubuntu!
a Linux-powered car world - 1/4/19 ZDNet
Ways Linux Is Taking Over the World - 4/6/18
finally happened. Today, all 500 of the world's top 500 supercomputers
are running Linux. - ZDNet 11/14/17
source professionals are more in demand than ever - ZDNet 8/23/17
owns supercomputing - ZDNet 6/23/17
the Largest Companies in the World Count on Linux Servers - Linux
Corporate Solutions Brings Open Source Technology to Enhanced Investor
Relations Website Platform - Nasadaq 10/19/16
outsold Macs for the first time in the US - The
is the largest software development project on the planet: Greg
Kroah-Hartman - CIO.com 5/12/16
Linux Is Everywhere - Softpedia 4/8/16
How Linux Hiring Compares with the Rest of Tech - Linux.com 2/26/14
job market heats up - ZDNet 2/19/14
Pros Saw Larger Bonuses, Higher Salaries in 2013 - Linux.com 2/13/14
Demand Rising for Linux and Open Source Skills - ostatic.com 10/4/13
the space station and beyond with Linux - zdnet.com 5/6/13
threatened as smartphones and tablets rise, Gartner warns - theguardian.com 4/4/13
Enterprise Linux Growth Outpaces Windows - Linux.Com 3/27/13
Skills Still in High Demand in the Job Market - ostatic.com 3/25/13
You Don't Know Linux, You Better Learn Fast - Linux.com 2/20/13
Hat Will Thrive Over The Next Decade - Seeking
Played a Crucial Role in Discovery of 'Higgs boson' - Ubuntu
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Gets Open Source, Publishes on
GitHub - TechCrunh.com 4/9/12
Hat Rubs Its Billion-Dollar Year In Bill Gates' Face - Yahoo!
Continues to Grow in the Enterprise - Is Anyone Surprised? - InternetNews.Com 1/19/12
Linux crushes Windows like a bug: Supercomputers - ZDNet 11/14/11
Microsoft 'like kicking a puppy,' says Linux Foundation chief - NetworkWorld 4/5/11
- 50 Places Linux is Running That You
Might Not Expect - Focus 3/26/10
Security: Linux House vs Microsoft House - Blog.Eracc.com 10/23/09
- Open Source Makes Big
Gains at the London Stock Exchange - Computerworld
- On Bugs, Viruses, Malware and
Linux - ecommercetimes.com 8/10/09
- The Triumph of
Linux As a Supercomputing OS - pingdom.com 6/24/09
- The world's fastest
computers are Linux computers - Linux
- New York Stock Exchange Runs Trades
On Red Hat Linux - InformationWeek.com 5/14/08
- RHEL now certified at EAL4+
- james-morris.livejournal.com 6/16/07
- Why Switch To Linux? - The
Linux Box 4/10/05
- 10 Reasons To Switch To
Linux - Tux Magazine 3/9/05
- Linux Diffcult to Crack
- Vuenet 1/17/05
- 30,000+ PCs Taken Over Each Day
- BBC News 9/20/04
- Rewards of Open Source Software
- Linux World 8/28/04
- How Will Companies Make Money Off
Open-Source (such as Linux)? - Linux Today
- Linux Secure Enough for Department
of Defense - Linux Today 8/25/04
Articles For Linux Novices