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Old 11-27-2004, 01:36 PM   #1
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What's Next?


Thanks to many members in this forum, i've so far managed to upgrade the kernel, install ndiswrapper to get the wireless card working, and installed some applications...

Am now quite settled into Linux, generally doing web browsing with firefox, using openoffice, IM with GAIM, and even some programming with eclipse.

Any suggestions on what i can do or learn or experiment on next? (though it will be limited by the fact tat i'm running a PIII 700 processor... :P)


Thanks and Regards,

Edwin
 
Old 11-27-2004, 02:22 PM   #2
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How 'bout laying your hands on another distro and setting up dual / multi booting?
 
Old 11-27-2004, 02:27 PM   #3
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How 'bout laying your hands on another distro and setting up dual / multi booting?
And then poke yourself in the eye with a sharp stick.

Learn samba maybe.
Learn all you can about networking.
Learn about firewalls and security.

And then poke yourself in the eye with a sharp stick again.
 
Old 11-27-2004, 02:53 PM   #4
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Set up your own apache server from. Host a website and promote Linux!
 
Old 11-27-2004, 06:21 PM   #5
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Build and install Linux From Scratch. Then get someone else to poke you in both eyes with two pointy sticks
 
Old 11-27-2004, 06:45 PM   #6
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hmmm,

Looks like LFS might be a nice idea to spend some time on.
 
Old 11-27-2004, 10:21 PM   #7
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Build and install Linux From Scratch. Then get someone else to poke you in both eyes with two pointy sticks
LOL

you could always try your hand at the endlessly-time-consuming hobby of theme making and eye candy tweaking. backgrounds, karamba, gkrellm, gdesklets, etc., etc. (better to do this before you get into all that eye-poking business )
 
Old 11-28-2004, 03:27 AM   #8
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Thanks for all the suggestions!

Think i'll probbably try to set up samba as well as a firewall... Linux From Scratch looks interesting though...

But what's the joke about poking your eyes?


Thanks and Regards,

Edwin
 
Old 11-28-2004, 07:02 AM   #9
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Thanks for all the suggestions!

Think i'll probbably try to set up samba as well as a firewall... Linux From Scratch looks interesting though...

But what's the joke about poking your eyes?


Thanks and Regards,

Edwin
The poking of the eyes can sometimes be a more pleasant experience than doing some of the aforementioned things. Hell, I can't even get mozplugger, Dancer, or linuxdc++ to work.
 
Old 11-28-2004, 11:03 AM   #10
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The poking of the eyes can sometimes be a more pleasant experience than doing some of the aforementioned things.
Exactly. I sometimes get involved in trying to get something to work in Linux and after days of googling and frustration, I think it would be easier to just poke myself in the eye with a sharp stick.

My problem is usually with simply comprehending some of the stuff I read when trying to accomplish whatever the task is.
 
  


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