Hello everyone,

My name is Roni M. Oliva
I am from the island of Guam. I spent 12 years in the U.S. Army as a research and development tech where I saw the wonders of bring together several weapons system with my friends at White Sands Missile Range in the mid 60'.

I became in Electronics Engineering and began taking courses at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM.

I left the military in 1974, but I was never to far from what I enjoyed doing and that was working and repairing electronic equipment. Computers were new and that it was not until the time that Radio Shack released its TRS80 that I got into computing.

Shortly after that I purchased an IBM (white box) PC and began exploring. Didn't take long for me to dump MS DOS and began looking for a more robust OS. Unix from what I was reading would be my choice of OS, but the cost was prohibitive. And then came along LINUX. It took me over a week downloading kernel, and other apps to make my little system operable.

Many headaches but I stuck it out.

Now I have a system that is very close to what I had envisioned years ago. Powerful and yet easy to work with.

At 68 years of age I have not given up the usefulness of this wonderful tool and now in the process of honing my programming skills to see how I might contribute to this most worth of causes.

My hobbies are golfing, reading, writing, and keeping up with the development of Linux for the world.

Most everything that I have running on my Linux box is open source. I very seldom resort to any games, or MS Windows application. I have all that I want and need to be productive on a daily basis.

My wife is also using Linux and I am so happy about this as I never showed her what she needed to do to get productive.

Oh yeah my degress are in Electronic Engineering Technology, Business Management, and Marketing.

Welcome to DaniWeb, Roni.

Nice to see someone who had more patience than me with regards to sticking it out with linux :twisted:

Hello Roni, nice to meet you :)

Welcome to the forum. Glad to see you here.