IT and Tech and Life Experience
I am in my 6th decade of life and am still learning. I not only have broad experience in end-user computing, I have some IT experience also. I will explore the IT experience first, then get into some of my Life outside of IT and Technology things.
IT and Tech Experience
I have used most major Office Suites that run on PCs. I most often use OpenOffice and WordPerfect Office and am learning Microsoft Office 2010.
I am familiar with and very skilled with building business presentations. I have used PowerPoint, Impress (OOo and thus StarOffice component, VERY NICE), and Corel's presentation maker.
I have a very good familiarity with quite a few graphics and digital photography software products also, and most often used Paint Shop Pro, Adobe Photoshop Elements and Corel Draw Suite 11 through X6(and sometimes The GIMP) for this kind of work.
I understand how to implement business accounting and time management into a PC business system. For Time management I have used several software packages over the years, and am currently stretching AnyTime Deluxe!
I use Dreamweaver for website development, and learned Dreamweaver 4 first and now have Dreamweaver CS5.5 and also have Dreamweaver CS6. I am also taking classes online in HTML5 and CSS3 and other web development related topics.
Operating Systems Experience
- DOS, both PC-DOS and MS-DOS. All versions from Version 3.0 of MS-DOS upward, and PC-DOS 3.2 and upwards through 7.0. Also some Caldera DOS versions, and other older DOS versions;
- Linux Mandrake, RedHat Linux, Fedora Linux, SuSE Linux, Gentoo, each in several releases. Also Knoppix and other live Linux CDs;
- macOS Sierra.
- Windows starting with Windows 3.0, ending with Windows 10 so far, and every version for workstations or desktops between those versions as well;
- Xenix, and Unix Systems 3, 4, and 5;
I first worked with a computer in 1968. This was not a modern computer, it booted using a perforated paper tape reader. Since that time, I have used 4 bit, 8 bit, 16 bit, , 32 bit and 64 bit machines. I have built i486, i586, i686, i786 and i886 machines. I am a COMPTia certified A+ Computer Technician, and have a BBA with a concentration in Computer Based Information Systems. I was a self-taught OEM, and am now retired.
I also understand the ins and outs of digital photography, and use a Nikon 16 MP camera and an Olympus 8 MP camera, and am familiar with several kinds of graphics and digital photography editing and morphing and web-tuning software to put pictures into forms that can be implaced in web sites, as well as having a very high-quality digital photo capable printer available.