by Ramchu as told to Smileeb
How old are you?
60 years old
Married, single or what?
Married 17 years.
I have two children: a boy and a girl, and two step sons.
Retired or working and for how long and at what?
I am self employed in the HVAC industry for the past 10 yrs. Before that I was a welder in the coal mining industry for nearly 30 years.
What is the area you live in like? Weather, Quietness, Scenery.
I live in the United States in southern Illinois. The weather here is hot, muggy summers and moderately cold winters. It is a rural community and my nearest neighbor is a 1/4 mile from me. The town that I call home only has 7000 residents, so it is a quiet community and is located just outside of the Shawnee National Forest.
What is your education level?
I have a two-year college degree in AgriBusiness.
Do you like to travel, go camping?
I am not really big on traveling long distances, but I do enjoy boating, camping and 4-wheeler riding in the winter.
What caused you to try Linux and join this forum?
We got our first computer around 2000, and of course it was running Windows. As I became more familiar with the workings of computers, I started exploring other options. I started reading articles that kept referring to Linux. I first installed Ubuntu, joined their forum and was met with a lot of rudeness for being a noob to Linux, so I went back to Windows.
One day in 2008, I saw a reference to PCLinuxOS (I don't remember where), so I downloaded it and went to the forum and read how to install it as a dual boot. I did the installation, and about a month later joined the forum. I found this to be a really friendly bunch of people that were eager to help, and here we are today.
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