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Old 04-30-2009, 12:44 AM   #556
t550cdt
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coolest thing I've done so far is watch W2K die by DSL frugal install...now my laptop sits there unused cause I dont have the knowledge to get DSL fully configured...bummer
 
Old 05-06-2009, 11:47 AM   #557
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I was able to login successfully ... Yaaaaaaaaaaay !!!


Debian

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Old 05-06-2009, 12:24 PM   #558
pileofrogs
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Collest thing I've done with linux? Get an awesome job. I have a BA in psych, which is up there in the 'you want fries with that' sector. But I had this hobby, slackware with 30 floppies and so on. Now I've been working this same awesome job for 10 years! Thank you Linus!

-Pileofrogs
 
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Old 05-26-2009, 07:50 PM   #559
jtmcgee
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The coolest thing I did was turn my grandmothers ANCIENT, extremely slow, ME computer into a blazing fast Ubunutu 9.04 Server. Another cool thing was to print to my printer from Starbucks via CUPS.
 
Old 05-30-2009, 12:10 AM   #560
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I just did something really cool. I had a list of links to IMDB movie pages on my hard drive (what's coming out that I'm interest in, what I've missed in the past 3-4 months, that sort of thing) that I wanted changed to the titles of the movies for easier viewing. So using a combination of wget, grep, and sed I wrote a simple command line to write the titles into a new file.

Definitely one of the coolest things I've done since I started using Linux a few years ago.
 
Old 06-03-2009, 11:20 AM   #561
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if ill manage convincing my father moving to linux (:
but after having a really hard time getting him used to firefox i seriously doubt that
 
Old 06-05-2009, 09:16 PM   #562
portamenteff
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Talking coolest thing done in linux

probably for it it was hand compiling a custom kernel from source. I was very proud.
 
Old 06-05-2009, 09:19 PM   #563
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KDHofAvalon View Post
I just did something really cool. I had a list of links to IMDB movie pages on my hard drive (what's coming out that I'm interest in, what I've missed in the past 3-4 months, that sort of thing) that I wanted changed to the titles of the movies for easier viewing. So using a combination of wget, grep, and sed I wrote a simple command line to write the titles into a new file.

Definitely one of the coolest things I've done since I started using Linux a few years ago.
grep and sed are powerful tools.
 
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Old 07-02-2009, 02:01 PM   #564
frieza
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extracting and eval()ing php code hidden in png images ^^ with steganography

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Old 10-25-2009, 10:49 AM   #565
vikas027
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The coolest thing I have done on Linux is rm -rf /*
 
Old 10-25-2009, 02:43 PM   #566
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The coolest thing I have done on Linux is rm -rf /*
Destructive, but cool!
 
Old 10-26-2009, 01:04 PM   #567
archtoad6
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I fixed that :-J
 
Old 10-27-2009, 12:27 AM   #568
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Coolest thing? Hmm....

Well, I've got internet mostly working (obviously; I'm posting this from Ubuntu ), the only problem is that if I restart or log out, I have to reset the router to get online.

I've also set up a Slackware 13 VM in VirtualBox that I can ssh into, and I can ssh to the host from the VM

I've got Compiz Fusion/3D acceleration working. That was pretty easy, though...just a matter of downloading the proprietary driver from NVIDIA's website, shutting down X ("killall Xorg" or sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop), then executing the .run file from the command line.



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The coolest thing I have done on Linux is rm -rf /*
Hopefully you either had a valid backup or you executed that in a virtual machine...

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Old 11-02-2009, 01:49 PM   #569
jamwaffles
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Not much but... get two screens on my one box

Admittedly not very cool, but VERY useful

I couldnt think of anything else XD

James
 
Old 11-02-2009, 01:50 PM   #570
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Originally Posted by KDHofAvalon View Post
I just did something really cool. I had a list of links to IMDB movie pages on my hard drive (what's coming out that I'm interest in, what I've missed in the past 3-4 months, that sort of thing) that I wanted changed to the titles of the movies for easier viewing. So using a combination of wget, grep, and sed I wrote a simple command line to write the titles into a new file.

Definitely one of the coolest things I've done since I started using Linux a few years ago.
now that sounds cool

James
 
  


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