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Learn that bash is the best thing since sliced bread and can do anything!
Automate many, many tasks with a shell script (thank you forum, O'Reilly, Sams, Linux Format, QUE)
Establish a home web-server with PHP and MySQL 5 on an old eBay SGI workstation serving dynamic sites.
Built a web-radio of all my music.
Create video tutorials.
Manipulate images instantly with awesome power using only command. Very cool!
Found powerful tools that easily replace anything I once used in M$.
Run a small cluster with 3 PCs and an xbox.
Changed my life direction to support the Free Open Source Community.
Given back! - Contribute to and assist the Community that you enjoy using!
first of all... installed slackware 10.2 on the laptop get "ALL" the hardware to worrkk which was reallly a painn in the *ss... upgraded to GCC 4.0.1 ... learned C++ i think thats enoughh for a person whos been using linux for less than 6 monthss thx to LQ !
PS : can playy dvds, mp3 files, .avi files, .wmv files
saved my friends *ss with auditor live CD,
Umm coolest? So probably programming perl to do some cool editing of industry software outputs, some other network things and a few helpful analysis scripts for science. Other than that looking at a possible in Nerual Networks useing "R". Umm anything cool though?
Ok well good time to find something to do.
Use my linux laptop at my private school full of rich, computer illeterate bastards who waste a shitload of money on macs and do not understand that the only thing it's really good for is graphics. I duel boot windows on my laptop, I use windows for games because im too cheep to use whinex and windows was already installed on my laptop. Windows still shines in some gaming. Macs are for graphics. Mac is more evil than windows. If you don't believe, go to some rich kids, try and start a conversation about computers and survive hearing "Greater minds use Mac" or "I think different."
The coolest thing I've done up to date is configure wireless internet.......I know that this is a piece of cake for most of you guys, but I have just started becoming a full time linuxee.......next stop, Samba !
recompiled the kernel and it WORKED! Added a new disk and formatted it. Format = mke2fs I didn't know that until recently. I had not had to format other than original builds until now.
Written shell scripts to keep an eye on system performance. Very simple but does the job.
haha easily when I took my Slack laptop to my school 2 years ago.
I plugged it into the network who was running w2000 server edition... haha piece of cake, just sit there in the cafeteria and download all kinds of cool things on their optical broadband at 100 mb/s...