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Old 03-21-2003, 12:12 AM   #1
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What's the coolest thing you've done in Linux?

I haven't done anything very cool yet, how bout you?
Old 03-21-2003, 01:22 AM   #2
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i think this post will be moved to general forum

coolest thing
learning "googling"
learning "emacs"
Old 03-21-2003, 04:08 AM   #3
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vim and learning C programming ..... and getting Mplayer working.
Old 03-21-2003, 04:30 AM   #4
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Old 03-21-2003, 05:37 AM   #5
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Don't laugh - configure X
Old 03-21-2003, 06:27 AM   #6
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playing warcraft iii on winex.
Old 03-21-2003, 07:04 AM   #7
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watching dvd's is pretty cool

last night installed eclipse - which i thought was pretty neat.

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Old 03-21-2003, 08:20 AM   #8
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record and playback tv, stream live tv (so I can pause it). all with mplayer and all at the console.

Drive halfway across the country with a notebook, gps reciever, wireless phone and GPSdrive mapping software. Downloading detailed maps on the fly is just _too_ cool, albeit a little slow at 9600bps.

Built a netbootable workstation out of a MicroITX board. No local drives at all, just PXE booting from the server and running blackbox.

Mail, web, and webmail servers.

I just love building software RAID arrays. I know there's a 12-step program for it, but I don't have a problem.

Offsite backup. Gotta love it.

...and it looks like i'll be poking around with eclipse soon. looks interesting, mac.
Old 03-21-2003, 10:02 AM   #9
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war3 on winex ?

do u have tutorials on it?
Old 03-21-2003, 02:47 PM   #10
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Installed Linux on a Laptops at work and we use it as a ntop network probe at remote locations of the state.

neenee - Don't you have to pay for wineX?
Old 03-21-2003, 02:59 PM   #11
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Xmame on my laptop and desktop....

Going on a nostalgic arcade playing frenzy and giggling madly because THIS time, I have unlimitted quarters to play with and I can try em all

(I'd like to publicly thank my fiancee for patiently putting up with my silly *ss that whole weekend).

The NEXT coolest thing will be watching DVDs if I can ever get all the problems worked out.

Edit 2003-03-31: DVD playback now works on my laptop!!! Woohoo!! I still have some problems with the Xvideo function but Mdk 9.1 and Xfree 4.3.0 have increased performance enough that I can use the slow x11 driver and its good!

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Old 03-21-2003, 04:22 PM   #12
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Originally posted by doublefailure
war3 on winex ?

do u have tutorials on it?
you do not need a tutorial just install winex and run setup with it that simple

my coolesting
writing c code
playing games faster than windowz
Old 03-21-2003, 04:43 PM   #13
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By far the coolest thing is getting Linux to run on a really old piece of hardware. Especially since they've long since lost their Windows software that came with it.
Old 03-21-2003, 05:27 PM   #14
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Guess the coolest thing I've done is set up a LAMP webserver and started serving my website from my home. Is that cool? Getting all traces of M$ off my box was cool...
Old 03-21-2003, 05:56 PM   #15
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coolest thing i've done with my linux??

making plans for world domination....


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