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PCLinuxOS Family Member Spotlight: The Chief

As Told To Smileeb

This month we have The Chief

How old are you?
I was 75 in June 2015.

Married, single or what?
Married since November 1959.

Children, grandchildren?
2 daughters, 3 granddaughters, 2 grandsons

Retired or working and for how long and at what.
Retired from U.S. Navy as a Senior Chief Aviation Fire Control Technician in 1980, retired from L-3 communications as a Software Engineer in 1999, went back on the payroll in 2004 and retired again in 2006 (thus doubling my pension).

What is the area you live in like. Weather, Quietness, Scenery.
I live in the southeast U.S. (Georgia). We definitely have 4 seasons, but none are usually very severe. Worst is the high humidity in the summer.

Are you handy with your hands and have any hobbies.
I have had many hobbies over the years - model airplanes, slot cars, for example, but now I'm down to only three: my truck, photography and target shooting.

What is your education level?
I am a 10th grade dropout, with a GED and 2 years of college (Auburn University) and 1 year of night classes (Georgia State University) - no degree.

Do you like to travel, go camping?
Travel: yes, camping: no. But at my age and with a semi-invalid wife, don't get to do much traveling.

What caused you to try Linux and join this forum?
I had some slight familiarity with Linux from my work as a Software Engineer. Once I retired, I decided to explore the possibilities and soon stumbled upon PCLinuxOS. It was like a breath of fresh air, and I was hooked.

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PCLinuxOS Family Member Spotlight is an exclusive, monthly column by smileeb, featuring PCLinuxOS forum members. This column will allow "the rest of us" to get to know our forum family members better, and will give those featured an opportunity to share their PCLinuxOS story with the rest of the world.

If you would like to be featured in PCLinuxOS Family Member Spotlight, please send a private message to smileeb in the PCLinuxOS forum expressing your interest.

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