Charles, with client in shock
Charles is solving the problem
Charles with a happy client

Trinchero Family Estates

Charles came in to fix a lot of problems, which he did. Now he keeps my department’s Macs running smoothly, which keeps productivity up. I don’t have to think about it. He just does it, and it makes my life so much easier!

Andrew Rice, Creative Director
Trinchero Family Estates

Gale Peck

As a graphic designer, I need to be able to have quick solutions to Mac questions as soon as they arise. A couple of years ago I was fortunate to discover Charles Lindauer of Lindauer Mac Consulting. He has become a valuable resource: my problems are solved promptly and pleasantly and I’m back at work with a minimum of down time. I’ve worked with other consultants, but his depth of knowledge and Apple certification makes him the go-to guy for all my Mac help.

Gale Peck, owner
Gale Peck Graphic Design and Creative Solutions

Elise Baril

Charles manages the 8 Macs that run my business, and was invaluable helping me understand what questions needed to be asked, and how they needed to be answered, in negotiations for an expensive web application I was interested in purchasing. The negotiations went very well, and we actually got a better deal than I’d hoped for.

I feel that I am in safe hands with Lindauer Mac Consulting. Charles is responsive, he saves me money, and he knows his stuff.

Elise Baril, owner
Baril Compliance Service

Caren Parnes

Charles is endlessly knowledgeable about both Macs and the iPhone (an added bonus!), and I have been really impressed that when I ask a question – no matter how obscure – if he doesn’t know it immediately, he will come back to me (usually the same day) with all sorts of information on it. He gives me the help to make informed decisions about purchases, suggests best practices for maintenance, and should the worst happen, he is available to fix most computer issues on short notice at my office (take that Mac Geniuses!

Caren Parnes, owner
Enterprising Graphics, Santa Rosa, CA

Steve Murphy

I want to thank Charles for his fast response to my cries of frustration with a new operating system I was having troubles with. A few key questions & suggestions on his part and I was able to fix some of the problems that day. The rest of the issues were solved shortly after he researched my printer problems and sent me the links to fix it.

I truly appreciate his level of knowledge on all things Mac. Charles is a great resource and help, whether you have a business or personal computer challenges, he’ll is always there to help.

Steve Murphey, Murphey Construction

Barbara Nova

Just wanted to drop a note to say thanks again for your great work – my little iBook is running fine!

Barbara Nova, Ph.D

Sir Speedy

Thank you for getting our Macs running optimally. We’re saving time and money now due to your quick fix and and advise on how to keep our machines in good running order. Schedule us for a tune-up in 6 months. It was well worth the cost of having you come to our shop and work on the Macs during working hours.

Bill Laurie, owner
Sir Speedy Printing, Santa Rosa CA

Steve Smith

I just wanted you to know how happy we are that you got us set up downstairs with good internet service. Now Judy has a strong signal on her laptop and I can get a strong signal on my ipad out in our sunroom, where I got no signal before. Also thanks for “cleaning up” both of our computers and our router. Feel free to use my comments in your promotion and I will be sure to recommend you.

Steve Smith

Keeps an old Mac running

My 4 year old Mac was acting up, so a friend suggested I call Charles, and what a godsend he was.  He came to my house at a mutually agreeable time, was prompt, efficient, worked quickly, and explained things to me as he was going along.  He made suggestions that I hadn’t considered or knew nothing about, and was always right on target.  He’s extremely experienced and knowledgeable and not condescending at all, just very, very helpful.  His excellent people skills helped moved the process along quickly and ease my anxieties. He was always quick to respond to phone or email inquiries from me. I’d recommend Charles to any Mac owner or someone considering purchasing one.

Lindauer Mac Consulting

Keeping your Macs intact

I’m Charles Lindauer, specializing in helping businesses using Macintosh and Apple technology become more profitable and free of tech-stress. I begin with an evaluation to help you understand your evolving technology needs. I help with purchase advise, installation, backup and maintenance. My mission is to help you make more money and sleep better at night.

I’ve been keeping clients productive and profitable for over 19 years, and will work with you to minimize costs and maximize productivity. I also provide troubleshooting, repair, training and purchase assistance to new and experienced Mac users.

Serving the Wine Country and Marin

Based in Rohnert Park, California, I serve Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties. Call if you’re outside the Wine country. I can work with you remotely, in person if need be, or refer you to a more appropriate resource.

When you have question, or a problem, I will come to your site or work remotely to assess your situation, evaluate the variables and deliver the results you require.

Experienced and new Mac users and Windows users curious about the Mac

The  LindauerMacs Blog provides information and links to help you learn as much as you are comfortable with. Become as productive as you can be! In addition, articles from respected business consultants will be added to the blog from time to time. We all need to grow our businesses and this is my contribution.

New Mac users or PC users who are curious can find information about the Macintosh, how to use it and more, on Apple’s Mac Basics page

This site is growing, so please check back. If you have questions or suggestions, or information to post, please contact me.


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First I’ll assess the problem, by gathering information from the client and verifying the problem. I’ll try quick fixes first. If the problem is more complex, I’ll run diagnostics, systematically isolate the fault, and research as necessary. Then I can solve the problem, verify that the repair is successful, and inform you of the problem and the solution. In many cases, I can solve the problem remotely.

Installation and Repair

I will set up your new Mac, install memory or storage upgrades, install new peripherals and do basic repairs.


I work primarily with businesses, helping them be more productive and profitable. I also work with individuals who need maintenance or troubleshooting, and with Windows users curious about Macs.

If you need to upgrade hardware or software or if you need a solution but are not sure how to achieve it… I can help you.

If you need to make a purchase, I’ll help you find the vendor who will give you the best combination of price, service and reliability for your situation.


I always try to leave a client knowing a little more about how to use their Mac more effectively. A bit of training and tutoring will increase productivity… saving a minute an hour can save 30+ hours a year! Can you use the extra time?

For an initial consultation:

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