Educator, education technology specialist,  entrepreneur, open source advocate. M.A. in Educational Psychology, MSED in Educational Leadership, Linux system administrator, CCNA, virtualization using Virtual Box. Follow me at @Don_Watkins .

Authored Content

Women programming

After a long year of putting plans on hold, declining COVID case numbers in the United States are bringing back community-based programming courses.
Digital images of a computer desktop

By going all-in on Linux, teacher Robert Maynord ensured his school was ready for remote learning—even before it needed to be.
USB drive

Create a multiboot USB drive with Ventoy, and you'll never be without your favorite Linux distros.
Working from home at a laptop

Free Geek is a nonprofit organization that helps decrease the digital divide by providing Linux computers to people and groups in need.
Writing Hand

Don't throw your old, slow MacBook into the recycling bin; extend its life with Linux Mint.

Contributed Content

Locks on a bridge in Paris

Keep your data and accounts safe by using a secure open source password manager to store unique, complex passwords.
Education is essential to being a sysadmin, developer, or any type of IT professional

Learn how to incorporate open source principles and technology into the classroom.
Person in a field of dandelions

Top authors on have new levels of access, support, and exclusive opportunities.
Summer reading list

13 books to inform and entertain you during the long, lazy days of summer.