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Old 04-02-2004, 03:27 PM   #1
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Fun In Linux


I have been using linux full time for a few days now and I have finished the long process of getting things how I like them. I am now wondering what there is to do on linux that is fun and new and can't be done on windoes. This is an open question as I am open to any ideas.

I was also wondering if there are any downloads that include several free linux games in one RPM

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Old 04-02-2004, 03:39 PM   #2
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Linuxgames.com Thats about all I can suggest. There isn't too many good games for linux, thats why you'll see most people keep a dual-boot and just call windows wintendo since all we use it for is games.
 
Old 04-02-2004, 04:05 PM   #3
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Playing with Bash scripts is fun, if you have any nerd blood in you.

There are piles and piles of open source applications of various types that you can download and try out...you might find an application on Sourceforge or Freshmeat which you never knew about, and get you interested in things like graphics and music creation.

There are a few decent science programs with which you can explore the wonders of the universe.

There are LOTS of development tools available, if you have any interest in learning to create your own applications or expand existing apps.

I don't think there's a lot that can't also be done with other operating systems, but free tools seem to be generally more plentiful for Linux.
 
Old 04-02-2004, 04:11 PM   #4
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I have been impressed with the free tools so far I am just curious if there are any wonderful specific applications that will give me somthing to do. I'm quite bored you see :-). Im gonna look into some of the sound programs out there. One real shame is that there isnt any programs that compete with frontpage out there. NVU and composer arent the same. They will keep me going back to windows sadly. (I know its off topic i just wanted to mention it)
 
Old 04-02-2004, 04:44 PM   #5
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If you're interested in sound applications, here are some specific ones you may consider:
Ardour is sort of an all-in-one sound studio. It requires the JACK audio connection kit .
Sweep is a sound editor similar to SoundForge.
Hydrogen is a nice drum sequencer. It's not quite at the level of Fruityloops IMO, but it's still pretty sweet.
And here is a list of many more multimedia applications
 
Old 04-03-2004, 03:57 AM   #6
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Cheers
 
Old 04-03-2004, 03:59 AM   #7
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You might also consider posting around the forum answering people's questions :-)

Or taking up web design :-)

Or helping format source binaries into .rpm files - endless need of people to do that for alot of projects
 
Old 04-03-2004, 05:53 AM   #8
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for webpages ... try quanta or bluefish
 
  


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