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PCLinuxOS Family Member Spotlight: arjaybe

As told to YouCanToo

What is your name/username?
My name is Jim Bowering, username arjaybe.

How old are you?
I'm 67 years old.

Are you married, single?
I've been married for 41 years to Carolyn.

How about Kids, Grandkids (names and ages)?
I have one son, Kevin, 31 years old, and one granddaughter, Sanura, 1 year old.

Do you have pets, what is your favorite?
No more pets. Too much chance that they'll outlive me.

Are you retired, still working and if working, what do you do?
I'm retired from gainful employment. Now I concentrate on writing books.

Where do you call home? What is it like? IE: weather, scenery
I live in the southern Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada. It's known as a pocket desert, featuring lakes and mountains. (see photos) With irrigation, the agriculture is predominantly orchards and vineyards.


Where did you go to school and what is your education level?
I graduated from the local high school and completed only one year of college. I did mostly short training for specific occupations - weather, air traffic, vessel traffic.

What kind of things you like doing? hobbies, travel, fishing, camping?
I like writing, maintaining my website, and keeping current with scientific knowledge. In season, I like to ride my motorcycle.

Why and when did you start using Linux?
I first tried Linux in 1999, and switched to it full-time in 2001. I was using OS/2 since 1991, and it was failing to keep up.

What specific equipment do currently use with PCLOS?
I'm currently running a Zotac small form factor computer. I like that it's small, quiet and energy efficient.

What would you like to see happen within PCLOS that would make it a better place. What are your feelings?
I think PCLinuxOS is doing fine. It's a good OS with a good community and forum. Not to mention the magazine.

PCLinuxOS Family Member Spotlight is an exclusive, monthly column by YouCanToo, featuring a PCLinuxOS forum member. 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 youcantoo, parnote or Meemaw in the PCLinuxOS forum expressing your interest.

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