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Old 07-08-2004, 02:24 AM   #1
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Wink want help for linux project

i dont know if this the right place to ask.But i didnt find a help section anywhere.
i am doing my undergraduate (sophomore).last sem i went through operating systems course.Then i started to learn about linux.but i didn't pay much attention to the underlying architecture.

now suddenly this sem i have to do a design project based on linux.
its objective is that the project should help increase the usage of linux (spread).
any applications which are ported from windows is also acceptable,if it is not implemented still in linux.

really need help.please suggest an area of linux where i could base my project.

hope u nice guyz help me...
Old 07-08-2004, 04:09 AM   #2
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maybe make game? (after all, the more games the better, as thats really the only thing linux distros need more of)

other then entertainment, i cant really think of anything thats useful (hmm, maybe a game maze game where the walls change colors, and the maze makes/changes itself by listening to the sound driver (like a interactive visualization)
Old 07-08-2004, 04:29 AM   #3
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Need to know a bit more

I would be more than happy to help point you in the directions that will help spread the use of linux but what are your skillsets for programming languages. I work with linux all day long for small business's as a consultant so i do know what will help linux spread.

There are a few things you probably already know.

1. the people who are going to get the work done to get it there is the missing part

2. the beautiful part is its happening though all on its own, 24 hours a day.

3. its so damn close to winning over small business's all across the spectrum and the world but its happening outside the USA first and in the USA last, after all we are not sending billions oversea's but everyone else is

4. its missing a few things, but once it wins in business (which it will in the next 3 to 5 years) the home is easy. business's are the key.

Geeks are mostly the only ones going to run linux at home at first. But once the average Joe is using it at work, they will not be able to put up with all the windows issues they have at home and have a linux system that works perfectly at work and keep windows running at home. Once it gets into business's though, everyone there will slowly get converted. I have seen it before.

Open Source allows every programmer to play leapfrog with each other, Proprietary software keeps it a very private small game of leapfrog. If your ready to be help it make a leap i would be happy to help you.

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Old 07-08-2004, 10:47 AM   #4
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thanks Sciyro,i have thought first about games.but wine & winex solves that problem to a great extent.
but u r idea on interactive visualisation sounds good..thanx

linuxdojo,i feel very greatful for u r helping hand.My programming skills are:
c and java are my strong points.
i also know perl and a little bit of vb.
more than anything else i have a storng determination.if i wanna learn anything,i cannot sleep till i learn that.
even i m not skillful enough,suggest me to learn anything.i will.moreover i have a lot of interest in learning and developing linux.but i lack the guidance.
waiting for u r guidance..
Old 07-13-2004, 04:11 AM   #5
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Thumbs up ok, bizx glad to help out

Perl is probably the most useful language where your contributions would be felt, how up to it are you in perl? (i am thinking of a couple of LAMP applications specific to business's)

I can't think of as many programs for C and right now not every linux systems even has java fully configured and installed but if that is where you would rather make your contribution i would be happy to talk to others to find out what would help out the most. also, since i didn't mention it in the last message. I'm also a member of a Linux Consultants Group here in the Silicon Valley so I'm able to ask this of many others in the same capacity as myself.

I personally would focus on Web Enabled Applications, think of of this way, One installation on One System in a company provides everyone with all its features and their only requirement is a web browser. That satisfy's your requirements that it has to help with the spread of Linux.

BTW, i would love to know what school your going to, i like your teacher already! I also set the reply this time, i didn't catch the fact you replied so fast.
Old 07-13-2004, 09:17 AM   #6
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An idea that I have been considering that might be doable as a semester project:
Create a tool that indexes the local (on system) documentation. Develop a list of keywords, then create a tool that walks through all man page, info page, html, and text file documents on the local system; then creates a document with hotlinks to the local documents for the keyword list.

This would be like apropos on steroids.

Many new users spend a lot of time searching the internet for information that is already available on their systems - but they just don't know where to look for it.

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Old 07-14-2004, 01:08 AM   #7
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soo good to see u r post linuxdojo.i waited for it for a long time
now in perl i learnt the language but wrote only simple programs.however i am quite confident because i m confident in c.i always see perl as simplified c has the power of c and gr8 simplicity.

ya no problem in perl.
i wanna establish long term relationship with u(as a guide).very exited to know that u r linux consultant in silicon valley.please mail me to

ya i too wanna do a web application project.that way it will help linux spread in a great way

thanx idaho,for u r idea.i think i will write such an application in perl to improve my perl skills but i wanna do a big thing for my project.nice idea thanx
Old 07-14-2004, 01:11 AM   #8
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sorry to tell u i am from india.doing my undergraduate from DA-IICT in ict(information and communication tech).

my professor studied in berkely


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