After playing around with Ubuntu 9.04 Linux using the Live-CD, I got my bicycle out. I gave my bike a one over and decided to purchase new pedals. The ones that came with the bike were plastic. They served me well for two years, but when it rains, my feet slip off.
So I went to my favourite bike shop Wooden Wheels (where I bought my bike and gear), to pick up a new set of metal pedals with a good grip. Unfortunately I arrived 5 minutes after they closed. So I made a trip across town to Performance Bicycle to see if they were open. I was able to get the pedals I wanted, for the same price I saw at Wooden Wheels.
I purchased a set of Forté ATB Comp Pedals. Installation was easy, a no-brainer as long as yo can operate a wrench, and I was off enjoying the late afternoon an a bike ride. Here are some pictures of my bike and the pedals I bought. For $21.99, they were a great bargain.
The family and I went to the mall today looking for Easter outfits. We found some great bargins on shoes, and outfits for everyone. We waved to the Easter Bunny, and ran around all the stores. I went into the Apple Store, checked out an iPhone and accidentally dropped it. It was OK. Good plastics. It was cool to try it out, but I like my LG phone and other service provider.
I’ve been using different Linux distros over the past nine years. I come to like several of them. My top two are Ubuntu 8.10 and openSUSE 11.1. And I am looking forward to upgrading to Ubuntu 9.04 in April. A good friend of mine installed the beta this weekend, and he noticed a big difference with the entire process. In under one minute he can boot the PC, enter in his user name and password, connect to his home wireless, and be ready for any PC related task. Nice…any chance to reduce the boot time is always a bonus.
I am looking forward to Evolution being able to import PST files without going through third party software. I want to migrate my away from Windows XP and become 95% Linux. The other 5% of the time is for work related stuff, and for providing IT Support on the side.
There are other features coming Ubuntu 9.04, and you can read about them by clicking on the Ubuntu Countdown picture.