LinuxPlanet: Guide Gets Readers Away From Windows Gotchas

Why did you decide to write Peter van der Linden’s
Guide to Linux

“The genesis of the book was when my elderly uncle called to ask
me for help. His Windows PC got hacked and taken over. He didn’t
understand what had happened or why. When I looked into it, I found
that the flow of Windows insecurities over the last few years has
now turned into a raging torrent. It just sweeps away anyone
unwary. It’s a sizeable amount of work keeping up with the patches
for the Windows ‘virus of the week…'”