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About Chris Maxton
Chris Maxton is a technical writer, primarily in the IT field. He loves to work with and write about Linux.
Having used computers, DOS and Microsoft Windows first in 1993 and Linux back in 1997, Chris Maxton is an IT veteran and a power user. Next to extensive home use experience, Chris has also gained valuable insight in a number of related fields like for example web design, coding basics and cross-platform development, online marketing and search engine optimization, computer networks and single board computers like Raspberries, Bananas and Odroids. Other experiences include freelancing, self-employment, call center work, sales and customer service.
According to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Chris Maxton's personality type is the rare INTP. Logicians are analysts and tech-savvy by nature. They are dedicated to understanding the inner workings of things of interest. Based on this knowledge, Logicians can offer easy to understand explanations on according matters.
Also, Chris Maxton has been living with dogs for more than 20 years. He enjoys spending his free time with his friendly and intelligent retriever, Casanova. And Chris also enjoys riding motorcycles.
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I had seniors switch from Windows to Linux within only a few minutes without ever looking back. Within only a few minutes they used Linux as if they always did.
All it takes, is your basic Windows knowledge.
The catch is, that average users are not supposed to install operating systems. Technicians are supposed to do that. They just know a few things average users don't know. Yet! Linux has become a lot more beginner-friendly over the past 2 decades. But due to this lack of knowledge, users still struggle. This is where this book comes into play.
The goal of this book is to get you up and running with Linux as fast and as easy as possible.
It will provide only the need-to-know basics to get you there, without overwhelming you with technical details. The book is going to explain a few hardware basics and the basic boot process. It's going to suggest a beginner-friendly Linux distribution and guide you through the whole process.
On top of it the book is going to drop a few helpful hints. Like for example, how to install Linux next to Windows and use both, where to find help and basic troubleshooting approach.
You'll be surprised how easy it is.