Bio - Peter Andersen
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Bio - Peter Andersen

Peter is a fourth generation New Zealander, with both his mothers and fathers folks having arrived in New Zealand in the 1870's. He's retired and lives in Lower Hutt with his wife, two cats and assorted computers. Peter was educated in Taranaki and the Wairarapa, and is a Wairarapa College old boy. He represented his college in chess.

His work history has been in the timber , banking and real estate industries, and he's now enjoying retirement. He has been interested in computers for over thirty years, with his first computer being in the pre Microsoft personal computer days (a knock off copy of the TRS80 computer called a Dick Smith System 80).


He used computers running on Microsoft operating systems for many years, but several years ago converted all his computers to run on the Linux open source operating system. He is a strong advocate for free open source software. He has a wide range of interests, and looks to run workshops encompassing those areas. Besides tutoring he is Chairman for the SeniorNet Hutt City Committee.



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To restart a computer. This is standard advice when a Microsoft Windows computer badly misbehaves. Normally, this is done by using the 'Restart' option on the Windows Start menu, or by pressing control/alt/delete keys simultaneously.

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