About Us

Hello.  My name is Johan Seyfferdt and I am the person behind the YouTube Channels, Linux Made Simple and Chrome OS Made Simple, and linuxmadesimple.info,  

I would like to share with you how everything started,  how things developed, and our future dreams!


I was borne in South Africa, my ancestors are mainly from Germany and the Netherlands and I grew up there.

In 2010, I moved to Russia to do humanitarian work.  I moved to the beautiful city of St Petersburg until 2018.

In 2013, I married my beautiful wife from Siberia.  After I got married I realized that I need part-time work and after a lot of searching, a friend of mine, offered me a job as a system administrator, which he did for 10 years and he was moving back to the USA and he wanted me to take over the work and offered to train me for 6 months (before he left).  I accepted the offer.

So when I started the work, I realized that about 75% of the computers run Ubuntu 12.04, with Gnome Classic, and that was the first time I truly experience Linux and I was supposed to support people, and maintain servers :)

Luckily everything went well, and in about a month or two all my personal computers ran Linux.  I fell in love with it.

Starting of Linux Made Simple (YouTube Channel)

In 2015, my Linux skills have been improving (been a system administrator) and my friend, mentioned above, encouraged me to start a YouTube channel to share my skills, so my first video was released on the 4th of December 2015.  I did not know what I am doing but I learned on the way, and I also used it for documentation for me.

While running Linux Made Simple, I continued to be a System administrator.  It was a wonderful time of learning and assisting others.

During this time, my friend who got me into Linux, send me two Chromebooks, so I started to look into Chromebooks as well.

During this time, I also started another YouTube channel, with voice-overs,  about Linux but it sadly didn't go somewhere.

Major changes in 2018

In 2018, we received an offer to become guest house managers, 30 minutes walk from Lake Baikal (back then in Siberia, now the far East).  We accepted the offer which should have been for 3 years, at least.

It was a tough time for me and my family.  It was literally in the middle of nowhere.  No cable internet, not even 4G, we got an antenna to pick up 3G internet and we were one of the few places that had internet, people came to use for internet.  I build a mesh network out of 5 access points to supply internet to the guess, all through a 3G connection and it actually worked!

After 2 months, we moved away from the guest house, things didn't work out.  And we moved to my wife's home city.

I decided to not look for a new job,  but to focus on my projects.  I started this very website, and brought all the commands to my website, as I had several issues of some commands were "shortened" and messed up people's computers and I spend many hours fixing it.

I started a weekly Linux roundup newsletter and I have already passed the 200th addition.  You can find them on my website.


In the middle of 2019,  I realized (after talking to my friend, mentioned above), I should start another YouTube channel about Chromebooks, as many wonderful people are using Chromebooks and I have knowledge that can help people getting the most out of their Chromebooks.

So I started to work through all the currently supported Chromebooks, wrote basic articles about each, about each basic specifications, small videos about them, and comparison lists and videos so that I will have basic knowledge about each Chromebook on the market.  
I am still maintaining the lists.

And in February 2019, I started to created Chromebooks tutorials, alongside my Linux channel and it has been amazing, assisting so many wonderful people, and being able to support my family.


As for now I plan just to continue to create content, offer free youtube comment support and email support, so that everyone can get the most out of their computers.

Johan Seyfferdt


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