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Old 10-08-2006, 05:05 PM   #421
Registered: Jun 2005
Distribution: Fedora 18, Ubuntu 11.10, Ubuntu Server 11.10, DamnSmallLinux 3.4.4, FreeDOS 1.1, OpenBSD 5.0
Posts: 194

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Installed NetBSD on my parent's fridge (yes, there's a computer and a 14" Display on it).

Compiled own kernel, so ican use it with my Wacom Intuos3.

Got my Phillips webcam working *sigh*.

Used my Linux as Jukebox and Video-machine on my 21st Birthday, remotecontrol was my cellphone and the SSH client on it.

But I personally think, it is way more important what you plant to do NEXT!

For me this is installing a nice Linux Distro on my PDA...
Old 10-09-2006, 02:55 AM   #422
Registered: Nov 2005
Distribution: xubuntu, grml
Posts: 451

Rep: Reputation: 37
Watching bb was quite cool:
Old 10-19-2006, 12:28 AM   #423
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Registered: Oct 2002
Location: California
Distribution: Debian Testing
Posts: 24

Rep: Reputation: 15
Short version:
Set up a Debian box to remotely control my company's VHF marine band radio which is located 8 miles away on top of a mountain. For a grand total of $33 in parts, I'll take it, considering a standalone remote sells for about $600.

Software used:
perl (very little)
Old 10-19-2006, 02:13 AM   #424
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Registered: Jul 2004
Distribution: SuSE 9.1
Posts: 8

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Coolest thing I've done in Linux?

Setup an Asterisk VoIP Server from scratch (not a@h or trixbox) for our home office on a Hush Tech B1 (No Noise), c/w Digium TDM card, web interface, pstn termination (with a provider), a smokin' custom time based IVR, voice mail, fax handling, music on hold (random from my mp3 collection), and video conferencing.

Second coolest thing: Called home for free from a wifi hotspot while on another continent. :-)

(typo, grrr...)
Old 10-19-2006, 10:12 AM   #425
Registered: Jan 2005
Distribution: Arch
Posts: 120

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Originally Posted by fthomson
Second coolest thing: Called home for free from a wifi hotspot while on another continent. :-)

(typo, grrr...)
What did you use for that?
Old 12-07-2006, 09:05 PM   #426
Registered: Nov 2006
Location: Maine
Distribution: Debian, Ubuntu, Gentoo
Posts: 109

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My coolest thing? Dropping Micro$oft permanently off my laptop. I'm never going back. Linux is working perfectly for me.
Old 12-08-2006, 10:32 AM   #427
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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Playing ut2004 faster on *nix than windoze, enjoying 3d desktop, how could i live without it. Leaving Windoze YES
Old 12-15-2006, 12:36 AM   #428
Registered: Sep 2003
Distribution: Fedora
Posts: 47

Rep: Reputation: 15
Removing M$ from my PC
Old 12-18-2006, 04:44 AM   #429
Danny Lawson
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Registered: Dec 2006
Posts: 22

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Installed RHEL version 4 on my computer.
Actually my friend did it for me and I was watching it. Cool!
Old 12-24-2006, 07:11 PM   #430
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Registered: Dec 2006
Location: Australia
Distribution: Suse/Novell 10.1
Posts: 8

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The cooolest thing I've done in linux is getting the dvd and mp3 codecs working
Old 12-27-2006, 09:46 AM   #431
Registered: Apr 2006
Location: Washington
Distribution: Suse, CentOS, Ubuntu
Posts: 124

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This guy figured out how to put Linux on one of thoes little Romba vacuums.
Old 12-28-2006, 01:24 PM   #432
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Aurora, IL
Distribution: Slackware Current
Posts: 162

Rep: Reputation: 30
I have a new coolest thing to add. I ran Project Looking Glass on a P2 333Mhz w/ 192Mb of RAM and an NVidia 4000/MX (128Mb). To top it off on Slackware 11.
Old 12-29-2006, 12:22 AM   #433
Registered: Dec 2005
Posts: 46

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Hmm let's see. First off, I'm a Unix administrator for a fair sized company and we make ALOT of use of linux systems. We have them deployed as workstations, I also manage a linux cluster which we use to run large jobs and simulations on. I have set up similar but much smaller clusters of these muscle machines at two other sites, one in Cupertino and one in Waltham, MA. We have a blade server using VMware ESX server on it, which for anyone not in the know is based on linux. We have many of our windows services running on it, including our domain controllers, nameservers, etc.

I run Fedora Core 5 on my workstation at work, which I've installed vmware server on and have a copy of winxp running in a virtual machine to which I rdesktop into and have it up constantly so that I can use outlook and our helpdesk software which relies on IE. I would try to get these things running under wine but my workload keeps me from dabbling in wine too much but I have gotten things such as winamp to run under it.

For home, I set up a 3ghz P4 box with 1gig of ram to function as my file server and whatever else I think of. I put in a 250 gig harddrive and moved all of my data onto it and made it accessible via samba to the windows machines on the network. I have it rsyncing to a second hard drive. My goal is to make the second harddrive swappable in a tray so that I can swap in a third drive and have at least of them in a fireproof safe but I havent gotten that far yet. The machine does not boot up into a graphical interface, but I have Amarok installed and configured to pump audio into my stereo system. I use ssh and Xming from my windows laptop and I can control amarok from anywhere in my house. This was relatively simple to set up but then again I've been dealing with linux for over 7 years so maybe I'm just jaded.
Old 12-29-2006, 10:46 PM   #434
Registered: Feb 2005
Location: NYC
Distribution: Fedora 14
Posts: 195

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Coolest thing: Being able to download & play Tetris, which I haven't been able to play in Windows. And my friends can't download or play it because they don't have Linux.
Old 12-31-2006, 07:42 AM   #435
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and posting to a 3 year old thread about how good a piece of software is...never seen that in Redmond.

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