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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-22-2012, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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New to the cruiser lifestyle!

Hey all. Just thought I'd say hello from Canada! I'm a former crotch rocket rider/racer in my younger days, then moved into sport touring with my trusty ol' 1985 FJ 1100. I'm 43 now and my wife and I just bought a brand new 2010 V-Star 1100 Silverado (yes the '10 and '11 model years are available in Canada )
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Welcome. I have many fond memories riding through Canada.
The country is made for cruising. Enjoy your new ride.

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Welcome to the forum. So, Tuxracer, eh? Does that mean what I think it does? What's your distro?

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Welcome to the forum. So, Tuxracer, eh? Does that mean what I think it does? What's your distro?
I wish I could choose just one lol... I tend to prefer Debian based distros, but I love Slackware when I am in the mood to tinker and really understand how everything works. Over the years I have used many, started with Mandrake (now Mandriva), RedHat, Suse, and they are all a little different. Keeps me from getting bored Which do you prefer?
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Welcome. I have many fond memories riding through Canada.
The country is made for cruising. Enjoy your new ride.
Thank you Jack! We look forward to exploring the countryside
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Welcome! Should really get some pictures of the bike up.

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I wish I could choose just one lol... I tend to prefer Debian based distros, but I love Slackware when I am in the mood to tinker and really understand how everything works. Over the years I have used many, started with Mandrake (now Mandriva), RedHat, Suse, and they are all a little different. Keeps me from getting bored Which do you prefer?
Started on Red Hat, then tried Debian after that. I've tried Slackware, and I like having that much control, but anymore, I just don't feel like being an admin on my home PC anymore. Too much work.

Now I'm using Ubuntu because it's user-friendly (which my girlfriend likes) and well supported and for the most part I don't have to think too hard. It has its frustrating aspects, but overall it's workable.

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Welcome to the 4M.
I'll be out on the porch smoking a butt. Let me know when you start talking about bikes.



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I'll be out on the porch smoking a butt. Let me know when you start talking about bikes.
Apologies, Strat. I'll keep my geek flag at half-mast from now on.

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