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PCLinuxOS Family Member Spotlight: Ramchu

by Ramchu as told to Smileeb

How old are you?
60 years old

Married, single or what?
Married 17 years.

Children, grandchildren?
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.

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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