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Old 07-28-2004, 04:07 PM   #241
hp46168
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Cool Geesh, they're kind of lame compared to some others...


I have to say,

recently

Installing Suse 9.1 on my laptop in traffic. (Okay, so I started the install in traffic, but finished it at home.)

Making an ISO image in the command line from a CD I have made. Still haven't figured out how to do that in Windows, guess now it doesn't matter.

Installing ConsoleOne for Linux! W00t! Now I can change the lusers passwords without rebooting into windows.

Other linux installs I have done.

Toshiba Satelite 105CS. I downloaded the 5 debian floppies, and got it installed, then decided to re-install it for some reason but in that process I took it apart and damaged the floppy drive. Bummer. The battery was dead anyway.

Micron XP-RedHat 7.3 or 8.0 it worked well, but couldn't get the Novell client from sourceforge to work on it. The only client that'd work was the portguese one. And I had to re-compile the kernel just to get ncpfs support.

thankfully, that laptop and it's 5 minute battery are gone now.

Suse 9.0 on my Dell Latitude C840. worked ok, but I got the upgrade fever buzz, hence why I downloaded Suse Pro 9.1 from ISOs and re-installed. Now, there are no Linux issues at all on the machine, I just need to get Internet exploder to work in wine and the proprietary HelpDesk app. Oh yeah, I also need to hook up the Palm Pilots next on Windows...

Installed RedHat 9.0 on 16 machines. Actually, it was a dual-boot win98 and Redhat linux situation.

the machines were compaq deskpro p2 333 mhz machines with 64 megabytes of RAM.

the class had to be teaching the GUI linus (why?)

Half of them had no working CD drives.

Only 3GB hard drives to play with.

I split the drives down the middle, found out that wouldn't work, created a 1 GB windows partition, and the rest for RedHat 9.0

Specified a home desktop, but customized and removed internationalization, cd recording software, etc. to get RedHat to fit.

Needless to say, after ghostcasting the entire lab, it wouldn't boot.

found out that I had to run a linux rescue operation on each machine.

I never made the linux rescue disk, so I had to swap out about 8 different hard drives to finish the lab.

I hope to become as proficient in Linux as I am in windows, maybe next time try Linux From Scratch.

Sorry if this all seems pretty lame to others.
 
Old 07-29-2004, 03:45 AM   #242
saravkrish
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Wrote a program in C to use my T610 as a remote for my PC, wrote an Encrypted filesystem, etc.

Links for those-
1. http://www.geocities.com/saravkrish/
2. http://sweb.uky.edu/~skkann2/

-Sarav
 
Old 07-29-2004, 06:51 AM   #243
mhollstein
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Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
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the coolest thing:

my son's eyes (15 yrs old) after he installed linux and noticed that he can do things faster than with win+mouse - just by typing some cryptic words at the shell prompt.

if you have a son then you are familiar with the everyday contest at school where the kids boast with ultimate graphic cards and mips and other harware stuff.
but now *he* is the guru: he knows how to do some "batch programming"! whew!

for him it is a game. but I think this new game makes more sense than killing monsters.
 
Old 07-31-2004, 02:02 PM   #244
koy
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*Play ut2k4 better/faster than on windows
*Finding out that consoles are more usefull than I actually thought
*Deleing my windows partition
 
Old 08-05-2004, 01:31 PM   #245
azwr
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Distribution: Gentoo, Knoppix HD Install (Debian)
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here's another newbie success story that probably doesn't seem that intense to anyone else ... but i was proud of myself

i have successfully completed installing gentoo (had to do stage3), and now have kde, alsa, openoffice, and my ndiswrapper for wireless up and running without a problem. only took a couple of tries, and the only other linux installation experience i had was a hard drive install of knoppix. just compiling some more ebuilds now. this is fun
 
Old 08-08-2004, 10:26 PM   #246
tjracer66
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getting mac osx to run in pear pc
 
Old 08-09-2004, 12:01 PM   #247
doublejoon
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Installing Linux was the coolest thing for me.......freedom
 
Old 08-09-2004, 12:28 PM   #248
nuka_t
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Location: Kalifornia
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seleting some text and pasting it somewhere else by pressing the mms.

using a winamp skin on xmms

playing TurboRisk through wine.

surfin' the web while installing mepis on the same machine

changing the icons in KDE, damn it felt so good to have them all change with a click of the mouse instead of spending circa 3 hoursreshcking shell32.dll, then rebuilding the icon cache and then finding out there were MORE dlls to reshack before all the system icons changed

compiling a program from code was pretty cool the first time i did it.

using apt-get update and apt-get upgrade and then going into the control center and actually seeing kde update from 3.2.2 to 3.2.3. only in linux.
 
Old 08-10-2004, 03:16 PM   #249
thegnu
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Talking More cool things...

1. Configuring a desktop environment on my personal PC that is waaaaaay cooler than anything in Win/Mac. (using pekwm, pypanel and gdesklets)

2. Making a PKGBUILD for a file and compiling and installing it with pacman in Archlinux.

oh... and:

3.
Quote:
Installing Linux was the coolest thing for me.......freedom
Yeah, that.

Last edited by thegnu; 08-10-2004 at 03:17 PM.
 
Old 08-10-2004, 06:34 PM   #250
agee220
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I work in medical center and we had only 2 general use computers for 5 users. They were/are in almost constant use leaving several people waiting long periods of time for access. New computers are supposed to be in the budget, in a "maybe someday" sort of way. I went to a local college's surplus property office and got a Dell p2 350 with 17 in monitor with 128 mg ram, key board and mouse for 60 bucks. they tested it before I took it. As a side note, this is a great way to get older equipment, I got a Toshiba P3 600 laptop at a different college also at a very reasonable price (under 400 with 256mg ram and many goodies including case). They sold me an Apple Laser printer for $15 (not a missprint). I took it to work, set it up in my office and loaded up Fedora 2. Had a little trouble getting the box to talk to the printer but found the problem in the bios settings. So now I had a word processor that I could use any time I wanted.
I talked to the computer guru to get access to the Multiport DSL modem. He told me that there wouldn't be a problem with me hooking into the net, but corporate policy demanded a virus checker. He understood that I probably wouldn't need it with linux but policy is policy. I'll have to download F-prot.
I got a call tonight at home and he was setting up the old box with internet access. I'm the only user in the whole system (very large medical organization) with a linux box. Today my office, tomorrow the world. Nyah Levi
 
Old 08-11-2004, 08:07 AM   #251
DemoniX
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Talking

The Coolest thing I've done?
Well the first I
./configure
make
make install
Trust me when you first learnt it that was so impowering
Keep On Gaming
DemoniX
 
Old 08-11-2004, 09:00 AM   #252
hp46168
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Quote:
Originally posted by agee220
I work in medical center and we had only 2 general use computers for 5 users. They were/are in almost constant use leaving several people waiting long periods of time for access. New computers are supposed to be in the budget, in a "maybe someday" sort of way. I went to a local college's surplus property office and got a Dell p2 350 with 17 in monitor with 128 mg ram, key board and mouse for 60 bucks. they tested it before I took it. As a side note, this is a great way to get older equipment, I got a Toshiba P3 600 laptop at a different college also at a very reasonable price (under 400 with 256mg ram and many goodies including case). They sold me an Apple Laser printer for $15 (not a missprint). I took it to work, set it up in my office and loaded up Fedora 2. Had a little trouble getting the box to talk to the printer but found the problem in the bios settings. So now I had a word processor that I could use any time I wanted.
I talked to the computer guru to get access to the Multiport DSL modem. He told me that there wouldn't be a problem with me hooking into the net, but corporate policy demanded a virus checker. He understood that I probably wouldn't need it with linux but policy is policy. I'll have to download F-prot.
I got a call tonight at home and he was setting up the old box with internet access. I'm the only user in the whole system (very large medical organization) with a linux box. Today my office, tomorrow the world. Nyah Levi
Besides F-Prot, you might investigate clamav. It's open source, and free.
 
Old 08-11-2004, 01:19 PM   #253
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Said goodbye to Windows.
 
Old 08-20-2004, 10:53 AM   #254
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watching it install for the 50th time without screwing up,
that was really cool ...
 
Old 08-21-2004, 01:54 PM   #255
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1st was getting rid of m$ window$
2nd Was getting prokyon3 to work so i could easily manage all my 6000+ mp3's
3rd Was getting mplayer to work as a plug in for mozilla
4th Was setting it up as a Samba server
5th currently installing (yes at this very moment) on my laptop so i can play around with NFS

Linux is putting fun back into computing because i sometimes just really feel like i have to learn all over again.

 
  


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