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Old 10-15-2003, 05:29 AM   #1
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Distribution: RH9, Knoppix 3.3, SuSE 9 Pro
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Talking Daddy likey.

So a few years ago, i tried Mandrake. Fiddled around, pointed and clicked. Not much success, obviously! So i gave up on it and left it for the geeks.

A few monthes back, i was offered some hardware cheap. Combined with spare parts i already had on hand, i realized i could built myself a nice like dual PII 450 for less than $100. But what the hell could i do with it? about a Linux MP3 server for my LAN?

With that in mind, i was determined to get Samba (whatever that was) to run and dish out tunes for my Windows boxes.

Fast forward to present day:
  • RH9 is my desktop now. i only use Windows for gaming. Anytime i sit down with IE, i'm always hitting Ctrl+T and trying to open new tabs.
  • i've got Samba running tight and smooth. Movies, music..nearly all personal files are served from the 240gb RH9 rig.
  • i've got OpenGL running.
  • i've got Seti cron'd and crunching.
  • i'm running Knoppix and DSL on every computer i can get my hands on, just to see how well they configure themselves.
  • i'm learning more and more about Linux in general and operating from a shell as i fiddle with Gentoo on another spare PC. (Compiling Xfree as we speak.)

There's not enough hours in the day!

Old 10-15-2003, 06:04 AM   #2
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Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Mississippi USA
Distribution: Gentoo
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I do the ctrl T at my brothers all the time. It don't work. Sorry windoze. Wouldn't know good stuff if it saw it. Makes sense. Windoze can't read Linux partitions. Explained that huh?

I like Linux because it works well. May be harder to setup sometimes but if it works it usually works from then on. None of that crashing crap.

I got to fix the "p" key on my keyboard. Won't help my typing much but it will keep me from having to beat the #$%@ out of the key.

shutdown -h now Got to work on the keyboard. Crap, there it goes again.

Later, no p's please.


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