Linux user since RedHat 5.2
First became associated with computers in 1968 immediately following military duty when I hired with a Silicon Valley firm as a QC Tech working with half inch computer tape products used with IBM 360/370, Burroughs, CDC, etc mainframe computers. Experience ranged from QC/QA Technician to Recording Performance, Field and Sr Quality Engineering responsibilities while concurrently enrolled in college working toward an AS Degree. Hired on with a small 5.25 floppy startup company early 80's as Recording Perfomance Test Lab Manager later promoted to QA Manger reporting to CEO/CFO.
First PC was a 1991 486DX/25 used many years to build upon QuickBasic and VB6 programing skills. Now self employed am currently on a self motivated crash program to learn Win32 C and Unix Posix API/Signaling and starting to get a feel for it. Attempting to contribute to winehq-devel, with their kind help, to implement more API calls to enable CrossOver Wine to become more capable of running Win32 under Linux.
We're rebels. We're misfits. But mostly, we're software liberators. And we're very, very good at what we do. We have to be. Lots of developers work with open source, but only a tiny fraction of those are good enough to get software that was designed for one platform to work on another one. We invented CrossOver software - a unique approach to cross-platform compatibility that does not require dual-boot or another OS license. We launched PortJump to help app and game developers broaden their market beyond Windows® users. And we launched ExecMode to help organizations solve really ugly technical challenges.