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Old 09-24-2003, 06:33 AM   #76
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hhaha Dont laugh, configure NIS,NFS,SAMBA.....
 
Old 09-24-2003, 07:39 AM   #77
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Quote:
Originally posted by renseban
hhaha Dont laugh, configure NIS,NFS,SAMBA.....
haha

...no just kidding.


I think most people (including me) only learn really new things if they have a reason for it to do so. (and start investigating) I haven't done anything cool with samba yet for example... except making simple guest shares.
 
Old 09-25-2003, 04:39 AM   #78
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getting my wireless lan usb card to work i guess, or maybe getting to read a ntfs partition on an xp comp elsewhere in my network
but by far the coolest thing was getting the whole family to use linux, now the whole house is windows free
 
Old 09-27-2003, 04:16 AM   #79
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Can't decide wether it's playing mpeg/avi movies on an old AMD K-6 system with an nvidia GEforce 2 using TV out to a large screen TV or. . .

Playing GTA Vice City with a PSX gamepad adapted to the USB port running under winex3.1 . . .

or maybe it was importing my Quicken accounts into Gnucash and syncing my Handspring Visor palm device using j-pilot.

Then there's TV playing/recording, CD burning, mp3 playing . . .

All depends on what you consider cool. But maybe the coolest thing is not having to rely on using M$ Windoze any more while there are so many viruses floating around out there that can't touch my linux machine no matter how may swen-infected bogus emails I read!

And most of this success I owe to the wonderfully helpfull really cool people right here on linuxquestions.org!
 
Old 09-27-2003, 12:26 PM   #80
hegel
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What I have got working with LInux,A word,painful.
 
Old 09-27-2003, 09:11 PM   #81
frieza
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Quote:
Originally posted by renseban
hhaha Dont laugh, configure NIS,NFS,SAMBA.....
not laughing here, i only know basic nfs, no samba or nis, so more power to you

ps. aalib rules!
 
Old 09-30-2003, 11:13 PM   #82
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-Being able to access all the files on my windows partition from the linux side after win XP had an unfortunate run in with some windows hater/destroyer's app.

-slowly squeezing the life/size out of my windows partition... and never looking back.

-coming out from behind the iron curtain of microsoft and f*c*i*n* loving it! (despite being a newbie and having all sorts of problems)

-wanting to thank the person that destroyed my windows system.

Now I think that's a cool turn of events
 
Old 10-04-2003, 06:41 PM   #83
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maybe a little lame, to some of you,
but, ive been using web servers for 10 years...

NOW, i AM the web server, and the dns server, and
soon to be mail server....

is that cool ????
Well, i think it is !!! ;-)
 
Old 10-04-2003, 10:36 PM   #84
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the dns server part is cool
 
Old 10-04-2003, 11:04 PM   #85
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Two weeks ago, I took a trip back to my parents' home in Ontario for my brother's wedding (for you non-Canadians, the distance from British Columbia to Ontario is approximately 5000 km and 3 time zones). My wife stayed home in Vancouver because she was applying for jobs.

I called her every day while I was in Ontario. During one call, she told me that an application form was in Microsoft Word *.doc format, and OpenOffice screwed up the formatting. I had my Slackware notebook, and used my parents' DSL connection to ssh into my Knoppix workstation at home.

Following the directions at www.frankscorner.org, I installed Wine and Microsoft Word 97 over ssh, in real time, while I had my wife on the phone. It worked perfectly, and my wife was able to get the job application form out.

ssh and gnu/linux rules.
 
Old 10-04-2003, 11:31 PM   #86
frieza
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Quote:
Originally posted by lenlutz
maybe a little lame, to some of you,
but, ive been using web servers for 10 years...

NOW, i AM the web server, and the dns server, and
soon to be mail server....

is that cool ????
Well, i think it is !!! ;-)
unshakling yourself from having to rely on others is always cool, good job man
 
Old 10-06-2003, 10:42 PM   #87
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My coolest thing....

Installing Mandrake 9.1 with no disruptions, having a internet automatically, updates in a minute... Windows took me two days, a new monitor, graphics card, formatted drive (3 times) to finally get mandrake for $20 and get rid of Winblose forever

 
Old 10-07-2003, 04:53 AM   #88
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Well, I don't know C/C++ at all cause I'm not a programmer, but I debugged the config scripts for Real Slick Screensaver so they will compile and install on my Box.........I'm learning Java and Perl now but Python may be next then C/C++ .......not sure yet......
 
Old 10-07-2003, 03:03 PM   #89
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The coolest (in order from top):
1. Running a perfect router-/firewall-/dns-/print-/web-/ftp-/mysql-/proxy-/antivir- -server on an ancient 486 ISA 120 MB HDD
2. Installing six different linuxes and a lot of their distros (redhad 5.2 - 9; Mandrake 8.1, SuSe 6.3 - 7, Knoppix 3, Debian/GNU, FREESCO 0.2.7 - 0.3.2
3. Running four OSes on my PC at the same time booting from Grub (Windows 98, Windows XP, BeOS, and of course RedHat 9
4. Running VMware to start windows XP under linux
5. Connect to various windows networks trough Samba (it works every time).
6. Just being able to work with linux is cool enough...
 
Old 10-07-2003, 05:53 PM   #90
frieza
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Originally posted by junior.37
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6. Just being able to work with linux is cool enough... [/B]
amen to that pal.. welcom to lq
 
  


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