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RH 9, RH 7.2, Mandrake 9.1, SuSE 9.0 (also SMSQ--Sinclair QL--via emulator, and Win[doh!]ze 98). Now I get to play with them all, whenever I can make time. Need to get them all to operate on a common partition. May require a FAT32 partition.
Partitions mostly by Partition Magic 8.0/Win, true, but some use of SuSE install partitioner.
Some problems remain, including parts of SuSE browsing and RH mounting. But should be fixable. Regularly prowl the web, do email, more only in Linux. Many No-[Win]Doh!z evenings lately.
Making windows alot more like linux for those times when you have to use it (blackbox for windows to get the linux feel, cygwin for lots of basic linux commands, eConsole for a transparent console)
gDesklets looks cool although i carn't get it to compile
For my next project i plan to make a linux-live cd from a lite installation of slackware (made in bochs or vmware) with a openmosix kernel and some simple scripting to create a cluster simply by inserting a cd into each comp. A script should then attempt to ping 192.168.1.1 if its found the .2 then .3 untill it finds a free number where it sets itself up as a node (or server if there is no .1), (I've seen clusterknoppix but it doesn't seem to be exactly what i want). Might be a bit complicated for me but it should be an interesting learning experience.
Also planning to switch windows from being my biggest partition (100gb with linux as 20gb) to linux being the biggest, problem is moving all my mp3z and anime across =P
i don't know if this is mentioned before, but using emacs in shell mode is the coolest thing imaginable by me.Once I did this in my college, and after some time I turned and saw two juniors(girls!!!) with their jaws in the floor...
I always wanted to do a database of my (cd) music collection. tried hand entering data, got bored. many cds.
I also wanted to rip my cds in to a hard dr music directory so i could listen to tunes thru some headphones while i was 'puting. sort of an mp3/ogg
sharing for myself and family.
using grip, digitaldj, and mysql, i am ripping and cataloging at the same time.
i hope to top this ecstasy with future higher order linux usage.
Compiling 2 files at the same time (make -j2), while buring an audio cd..
When the burn process was 50% complete, I just realised I had an emerge running (emerge is a gentoo source install tool) My load was about 3.4, and I was burning the disk at 12x. ..without a single drop in the buffer.
I guess all files were cached from disk already (because I have 1G of ram, which is completely used for disk cache), I was really stunned when I discovered this.