Nicholas Congleton Follow LinkedIn Twitter Writer Education William Patterson University Expertise Linux Video Games Android Streaming media Introduction Freelance digital content writer since 2015 with articles and blogs appearing in PCMech, Make Tech Easier, and Infosec Institute, and many othersFreelance Web Developer from 2014-2018, and a former Linux System AdminB.A. in English from William Paterson University Experience Nick Congleton is a professional technology writer and blogger who works with companies in the industry to improve their content and build an online following. He is also a free software enthusiast and a long time Linux user.Nick started down his path by pure happenstance. While in college studying English in the hopes of becoming a published author, he encountered a problem that's plagued broke students for decades: not enough money for required software. As he searched for a creative solution, he stumbled into the world of free software and found himself hooked. He suddenly, and somewhat chaotically, made the switch to Linux, and it didn't take long before he was teaching himself to program.After graduation, Nick pursued a career in tech and leveraged his skills with the open source operating system to land a few gigs in the industry. He soon realized how much he missed writing and decided to combine technology and writing into a career he hadn't previously considered tech blogging.Nick has been published in several publications including: Linuxconfig.org, Make Tech Easier, PCMech, and InfoSec Institute.My GearMy daily driver computer is actually an ASUS Chromebook that I flashed custom BIOS on to run Debian stable. It’s nothing fancy, but it gets the job done. I also have a desktop which I custom built with an AMD Ryzen 8 core/16 thread CPU and a pile of RAM for testing and virtual machines. It’s running Debian too. My phone is an old Nexus 5X running the latest LineageOS release. I tend to keep things as simple as I can, so the rest of my network consists of a router running DD-WRT, a Raspberry Pi NAS, and a series of Roku devices and Raspberry Pi media centers for streaming. Education Nick graduated from William Paterson University with a B.A. in English. A Message from Nicholas Congleton I write for Lifewire because I believe that using technology the right way can help simplify people's lives. 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.