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Introduce Yourself

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:43 pm
by ivan
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Welcome to the Visual Operating System forums. Please take a moment and introduce yourself to the Visopsys community.

Re: Introduce Yourself

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:52 pm
by ivan
First of all, I’ve been watching the forum and have seen that doesn’t exist a topic where the new users can be presented, and I created this.

Hello everyone!! My name is Ivan, a spanish IT geek who enjoys learning new technologies and using computer systems, especially developing applications and games.

For a few days, I have been testing some alternative open source operating systems like Haiku OS, Syllable, MenuetOS, KolibriOS or Visopsys. After testing them, I liked the Visopsys system and here I am. :)

Although still very basic and has only few features, it is amazing that only one person has developed all. I think it has great potential. Congratulations Andrew McLaughlin, you did a great job. And thanks for sharing with everyone. I'm sure I can learn a lot from you and other users of this forum.

I have some doubts and questions, but first I’m going to read all the topics on the forum to learn more about this great system. :clap:

Re: Introduce Yourself

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:35 pm
by ap0r
Hello Ivan! And Welcome!

My name is ap0r (duh) hahaha, and i'm a 23 year old guy that likes to tinker with computers. I own a small computer repair shop, and i also love airplanes and to fly. As of the time of this post, i have a Private Pilot's license, and i am building experience towards a Commercial Pilot license.

This pic is just a higher resolution version of my avatar. Yes that's an open window. No it's not dangerous.

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Re: Introduce Yourself

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:55 pm
by ivan
Hi ap0r, thank you. Flying a plane must give great sense of freedom, enjoy it and good luck with your commercial pilot license. I hope that you obtain soon. fly alone?

Re: Introduce Yourself

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:58 pm
by ap0r
It is the greatest thrill! And not happening soon, it's at least 2/3 years away depending on money :) I do fly solo or with friends ;)

Re: Introduce Yourself

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:59 pm
by andymc
ivan wrote:Although still very basic and has only few features, it is amazing that only one person has developed all. I think it has great potential. Congratulations Andrew McLaughlin, you did a great job. And thanks for sharing with everyone. I'm sure I can learn a lot from you and other users of this forum.
Thanks very much mate. I've had some help from the guys around here.

OK, I'll play. Here's some video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTP0MgZ4G4s

Re: Introduce Yourself

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:03 pm
by andymc
ap0r wrote:i also love airplanes and to fly. As of the time of this post, i have a Private Pilot's license, and i am building experience towards a Commercial Pilot license.
Do you have your own plane, ap0r?

I have a PPL as well, but I don't do it much since I moved to the UK 11 years ago. Too expensive. I keep thinking about buying a share of a plane and starting up again.

I learned to fly in Canada, and got my US license when I lived there, and I used to fly around the Boston area (Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, Cape Cod, places like that).

Re: Introduce Yourself

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:25 pm
by ap0r
Nice Andy! I rent a C-150 from my local flying club. It is expensive, but ownership is even more costly! The advantages of ownership start when you fly more than 300 hours/year... anything below that and you're wasting money on hangar, insurance, periodic maintenance etc (all your "not hourly" or fixed costs).

I have the great advantage of being single and no kids, so i can pour much more money into flying that i would otherwise. You gotta get back on the air man! Go get your medical and join your nearest aeroclub!

Keep the greasy side down and the shiny side up!

Re: Introduce Yourself

Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 1:32 pm
by ivan
andymc wrote: OK, I'll play. Here's some video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTP0MgZ4G4s
Cool song, It sounds great! and the most important, the videoclip girl it's so hot :lol:

Re: Introduce Yourself

Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:08 am
by andymc
ivan wrote:
andymc wrote: OK, I'll play. Here's some video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTP0MgZ4G4s
Cool song, It sounds great! and the most important, the videoclip girl it's so hot :lol:
Thanks again :P Yeah, Kate's a hottie. She seems like a really lovely person, too. She has long hair now and it looks great on her.