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Old 07-01-2004, 03:14 AM   #226
okmyx
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Installing linux on a ancient 68000 Macintosh.

It was console only as it only had 8Mb of ram and a 33Mhz processor.
 
Old 07-01-2004, 02:05 PM   #227
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firing up an ancient 486 and having it work right the first time...all the ancient cards too
 
Old 07-03-2004, 06:48 PM   #228
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Setting up my network with Samba, installing and configuring ePSXe and setting my network up so I can play my PSX games over the network.
 
Old 07-11-2004, 06:47 AM   #229
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Linux Fom Scratch...by far the most educational experience to date.
 
Old 07-11-2004, 04:25 PM   #230
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Using and configuring LDAP for authentication...then configuring Samba to use LDAP as it's user database. Kind of a pain to get up and running, but the end result is woth the work.
 
Old 07-11-2004, 05:09 PM   #231
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The coolest thing I've ever done is changing from a dual-boot Mandrake-10 Official/Windows98SE to a dual boot Mandrake-10 Official/Suse 9.1, ridding myself of Microsoft forever!
 
Old 07-12-2004, 06:45 AM   #232
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Coolest thing?
Learnt that you're not just limited by what's there, but by your imagination.
 
Old 07-12-2004, 01:38 PM   #233
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Installing debian..LOL
 
Old 07-21-2004, 07:38 AM   #234
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the coolest thing linux related: being asked by a case modder to compile embedded linux systems for his mods this is great!

greetz,
.-=~ iluvatar ~=-.
 
Old 07-24-2004, 06:01 PM   #235
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Smile Re: What's the coolest thing you've done in Linux?

Quote:
Originally posted by orange400
I haven't done anything very cool yet, how bout you?
hugh! i could write a book on that and perhaps i will...

but right now, my Linux is giving me a wonderful introduction to the world of Python!

that happened as a result of trying to get gDesklets installed properly.

check it out!

- perry
 
Old 07-24-2004, 06:04 PM   #236
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Quote:
Originally posted by kickeroelves
Linux Fom Scratch...by far the most educational experience to date.
now thats an experience i'm looking forward to, right after i pick up a new *used* system to play with...

- perry
 
Old 07-25-2004, 08:58 AM   #237
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1. Set up a useable Linux environment in Arch Linux
2. Started using Fluxbox
3. Got my Radeon 9800 working in X.org. w00t!
4. Installed a Mac OS X on an iMac without updating the firmware, rendering it useless until I installed PPC Debian.
 
Old 07-25-2004, 10:17 PM   #238
perry
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Quote:
Originally posted by thegnu
1. Set up a useable Linux environment in Arch Linux
2. Started using Fluxbox
3. Got my Radeon 9800 working in X.org. w00t!
4. Installed a Mac OS X on an iMac without updating the firmware, rendering it useless until I installed PPC Debian.
now that's one that i got to tell me Mac buddy whose is always turning up his nose everytime i mention how cool Linux is!!!!

he he he - thats a good one!

- perry
 
Old 07-28-2004, 12:21 AM   #239
2mcm
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Quote:
Originally posted by dukeinlondon
People look a bit sad as soon as I start with this kind of things.... You are lucky. None of my friends care in the least about computers
my too

either they use windows and dislike linux , use linux like windows , or *shudder* use BSD.
 
Old 07-28-2004, 02:12 PM   #240
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Quote:
Originally posted by perry
now that's one that i got to tell me Mac buddy whose is always turning up his nose everytime i mention how cool Linux is!!!!

he he he - thats a good one!

- perry
Yes, very good indeed. I've never had the chance to work with Macs and it's interesting that my first experience with Apple products happens to be a worse experience than I've ever had in Windows. I found it appalling that for all the hipper-and-better-than-thou posturing, they allowed me to install the OS without a passing mention of the requisite firmware update. They even have the firmware update on the Jaguar CD, so it's not like they didn't know about it.

Anyway, since my main computer is an Athlon running Arch Linux, I'm using the iMac to fool around with creating a user friendly, attractive, intuitive environment for the average person. It's coming along slowly, but it's pretty interesting. I've not made any great strides in that direction yet, but I will add it to my list of cool things I've done in Linux.

I echo everyone's sadness about not having friends who care about computers. Sometimes I'll be hanging out with people and I get really excited about sometime incredibly dweeby like the X server. And people don't care.
 
  


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