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Old 03-27-2006, 08:18 PM   #361
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Hertford
Distribution: Mint | Sabayon
Posts: 151

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Learn that bash is the best thing since sliced bread and can do anything!
Automate many, many tasks with a shell script (thank you forum, O'Reilly, Sams, Linux Format, QUE)
Establish a home web-server with PHP and MySQL 5 on an old eBay SGI workstation serving dynamic sites.
Built a web-radio of all my music.
Create video tutorials.
Manipulate images instantly with awesome power using only command. Very cool!
Found powerful tools that easily replace anything I once used in M$.
Run a small cluster with 3 PCs and an xbox.
Changed my life direction to support the Free Open Source Community.
Given back! - Contribute to and assist the Community that you enjoy using!

KDE, GLX2, Enlightenment, MPlayer, Sweep, Image Magick and more! Thank you!
Old 03-28-2006, 12:48 AM   #362
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Registered: Mar 2006
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I worked for a GSM network operator ...
The coolest thing I have ever done is ...

Setup a sms competition competition for charity.
  • Including connections to smsc's
  • sending the sms to the subscribers
  • receiving their replies

We managed to raise about ZAR 1 000 000 (about 160000 USD)

All with Linux and Perl ...
Old 03-29-2006, 01:58 AM   #363
Registered: Jan 2006
Distribution: arch, CentOS
Posts: 83

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first of all... installed slackware 10.2 on the laptop get "ALL" the hardware to worrkk which was reallly a painn in the *ss... upgraded to GCC 4.0.1 ... learned C++ i think thats enoughh for a person whos been using linux for less than 6 monthss thx to LQ !

PS : can playy dvds, mp3 files, .avi files, .wmv files
saved my friends *ss with auditor live CD,

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Old 03-29-2006, 08:40 AM   #364
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Bellevue, WA
Distribution: Arch w/ XFCE
Posts: 834

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holy smack - this thread's still alive? hahaha ... rad!
Old 03-31-2006, 01:38 PM   #365
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Ohio, USA
Distribution: Ubuntu 6.04
Posts: 117

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Originally Posted by orange400
holy smack - this thread's still alive? hahaha ... rad!
H AH A yea i was thinking the same thing.

MythTV was really cool, but i found out that I don't watch that much tv, but very easy to produce a PVR.

I run a webserver, and just all the Open source Web-Scripts are sweet, kind of like a kid in a candy shop.

Learning how to set up an IDE currently, want to learn some programming, Eclipse is nice.

Also working on an Email Server. With virus and spam filtering.

Keep learning guys!
Old 03-31-2006, 01:42 PM   #366
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Hertford
Distribution: Mint | Sabayon
Posts: 151

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Do keep learning guys, and as your skills increase perhaps you might have some input on my post Grasshoppers to Gurus, a syllabus idea for Linux studies.
Old 03-31-2006, 06:50 PM   #367
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: London, UK
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.10, ubuntu 11.04, suse 9.2, OSX
Posts: 259

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Umm coolest? So probably programming perl to do some cool editing of industry software outputs, some other network things and a few helpful analysis scripts for science. Other than that looking at a possible in Nerual Networks useing "R". Umm anything cool though?
Ok well good time to find something to do.
Old 04-05-2006, 08:40 PM   #368
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Registered: Feb 2006
Distribution: SuSE
Posts: 25

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Haven't done this yet but....

Use my linux laptop at my private school full of rich, computer illeterate bastards who waste a shitload of money on macs and do not understand that the only thing it's really good for is graphics. I duel boot windows on my laptop, I use windows for games because im too cheep to use whinex and windows was already installed on my laptop. Windows still shines in some gaming. Macs are for graphics. Mac is more evil than windows. If you don't believe, go to some rich kids, try and start a conversation about computers and survive hearing "Greater minds use Mac" or "I think different."

/rant God damn I hate puberty.
Old 04-06-2006, 02:48 AM   #369
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Registered: Apr 2006
Posts: 2

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Smile wireless internet

The coolest thing I've done up to date is configure wireless internet.......I know that this is a piece of cake for most of you guys, but I have just started becoming a full time stop, Samba !
Old 04-06-2006, 12:18 PM   #370
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: Liverpool, Chester, U.K.
Distribution: Red Hat 8, Mandriva 2007 Free, Fedora 2,3,6
Posts: 35

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having 2 days experience, switching runlevel and installing nVidia drivers without a reboot, good thing i took the plunge away from microsoft
Old 04-06-2006, 02:19 PM   #371
Registered: Mar 2006
Location: Ohio, USA
Distribution: Red Hat, Fedora, Knoppix,
Posts: 545

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recompiled the kernel and it WORKED! Added a new disk and formatted it. Format = mke2fs I didn't know that until recently. I had not had to format other than original builds until now.
Written shell scripts to keep an eye on system performance. Very simple but does the job.
Old 04-06-2006, 06:55 PM   #372
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Registered: Feb 2002
Location: harvard, il
Distribution: Ubuntu 11.4,DD-WRT micro plus ssh,lfs-6.6,Fedora 15,Fedora 16
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setting up a webcam for surveilance using a headless debian box with v4l and vlc... the project isn't complete yet, but it's coming along pretty well.
Old 04-08-2006, 12:57 AM   #373
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Registered: May 2005
Location: /home/earth/usa/south-carolina/charleston
Distribution: Vector 5 SOHO & Puppy 2.0
Posts: 6

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Editing and putting together my band's CD, using such goodies as Audacity. It's a work in progress.
Old 04-13-2006, 04:17 PM   #374
Registered: Mar 2005
Location: bangalore
Posts: 100

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coolest Thing?!
I could control the bandwidth usage of each of the systems in my network to 8kbps using Linux QOS.
Now, Planning for the most intrating thing --> LFS-Linux From Scratch
Old 04-14-2006, 04:20 PM   #375
Registered: May 2004
Location: Sweden, Stockholm
Distribution: Slackware 10.1
Posts: 142

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haha easily when I took my Slack laptop to my school 2 years ago.
I plugged it into the network who was running w2000 server edition... haha piece of cake, just sit there in the cafeteria and download all kinds of cool things on their optical broadband at 100 mb/s...

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