It is with deep sadness that PC Advisor recently learned of the untimely death of Julian Moss, who lost a long and bravely fought battle with cancer on Friday October 24 2014, at the age of only 61.
For many years Julian was a valued and hugely popular contributor to PC Advisor. Regular readers will remember him principally as the editor of the Helproom and Helpline sections of the magazine. In this role he offered expert advice to literally hundreds of PC users, solving real-world computing problems with his customary expertise, brevity and wit. No technical problem ever fazed Julian, and he was never anything other than helpful and polite in his dealings with PC Advisor readers.
Julian was a prolific writer and software developer. In addition to his role with PC Advisor he held editorial posts with several UK computer magazines, mainly as a technical reviews writer. He also designed- and operated many websites. Latterly his work could be found principally on his own Tech Pro website, on which he offered reader tips and marketed his own software.
After his diagnosis with a brain tumour in 2011, Julian started the One Foot in the Grave blog detailing his experiences during his battle with the disease.
Outside of his technology interests Julian was an enthusiastic fell walker who moved to the Lake District to further his passion. He was also a keen amateur radio ham.
Julian leaves behind Olga, his wife. He will be missed by everyone associated with PC Advisor.
Julian Moss. 1953 - 2014