Gary Newell Writer Aberdeenshire, U.K. Education Famborough College of Technology Expertise Linux and Unix Accounting Software Databases SQL Server Introduction Linux and UNIX expert.Relational database developer.SQL server administrator.Accounting software writer. Experience Gary Newell is a former Lifewire writer. He wrote primarily on Linux and UNIX operating systems. Newell has more than 20 years of computing experience and has developed software for operating systems including Windows, Unix, and Linux. After leaving college in 1995, Newell joined IBM where he developed Unit Trust and Dealing Systems for mainframes and Unix platforms.In 1998, Newell joined Systems Union as a software developer where he spent eight years writing accounting software for Windows and Unix before he discovered Linux.As a self-confessed distro-hopper, Newell has worked with more than 30 different flavors of Linux. In 2012, Newell started the blog "Everyday Linux User." Newell has written guest articles for a number of leading Linux blogs and has appeared as a guest on the "Everyday Linux Podcast."Newell uses Linux on a daily basis and keeps up to date with all the latest desktop Linux news. Education Newell attended Farnborough College of Technology in Aberdeenshire, U.K., where he completed courses in computing and European business and earned his bachelor's degree in technology. After college, Newell attended training courses and received certification for Unix foundation and shell scripting, SQL Server database administration, SQL server development, Oracle PL/SQL development, and C++. Lifewire and Dotdash Meredith Lifewire, a Dotdash Meredith brand, is a Top 10 technology information website, as rated by Comscore, a leading internet measurement company. We provide trusted, clear, and actionable answers to your most pressing technology questions vetted by certified experts, as well as trustworthy product recommendations so you can make the most informed purchasing decisions. Learn more about us and our editorial process.