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Old 04-01-2003, 02:09 PM   #46
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Humm... Other than the obvious (removing all signs of windows), I would have to say having a primary system (graphics design, webdesign, school projects, audio editing) with an up-time of 192 days. Of course then the power went out. I knew they sold UPS systems for a reason.

Oh well...... I am now back at 42.
Old 04-02-2003, 07:06 PM   #47
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well for me it would be getting xmms and sound working next step is getting internet setup then off to new things...want to have a server one day. well c yall later.

Old 04-02-2003, 07:54 PM   #48
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hehehe getting it to install on my extremely outdated compaq only to find that my disk drive is not working
Old 09-07-2003, 12:35 PM   #49
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beowulf cluster
but i was helped
Old 09-07-2003, 12:47 PM   #50
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Forgot all about this thread. Moved to the Success Stories where it seems suitable instead of in just plain 'ol Linux - General. Have fun posting your stories.
Old 09-08-2003, 04:14 AM   #51
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Just using it makes me far cooler than any of my friends, especially when I can ramble off normal stuff like how to compile a simple tarball and they're like "Wow, you know how to compile a tarball!". heh.
I'm so cool.
Old 09-08-2003, 05:08 AM   #52
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Don't laugh but the coolest thing I ever did was to write the classic
`Hello world' program in 5 languages(C/CPP/PERL/Java/Python).
Just having only Linux makes me soooooo cool among my `not-so-geeky, I-don't-know-Linux' friends. Also, like someone said, compiling tarballs make me extra cool d00d.
Old 09-08-2003, 05:08 PM   #53
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Originally posted by indi
[ cron + mpeg123 ] to wake me up.

nice alarm clock - hehe
i do the same thing with shell scripts and mp3blaster,,,, not quite as elegant, but fun!
Old 09-09-2003, 07:07 AM   #54
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hmm let's see:

whoa. great topic funny to read all those things.

When I was just using linux, a friend of mine helped me with these things:
  • Compiling a kernel from ssh, running lilo and rebooting my machine
  • Re-configure and restart the sshd server from ssh itself, to enable X-forwarding.
He really showed me what cool things could be done with ssh, and the power of the linux shell. I think this introduction really inspired me to try other things:
  • wget -r -nd && upgadepkg *.tgz ; halt
    (while you're sleeping)
  • wget and install it when I was away
  • a wakeup call with mplayer and atd is definitely cool but I usually turn my machine off.
  • Being able to read my e-mail everywhere using squirllmail and IMAP internally.
  • Inserting a cd-rom, and blank disk in my computer, and burn the disk from ssh when I had a little more time (using dd and cdrecord)
  • Asking my sister to go to my room, and press that big grey button in front of my computer when I was at school

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Old 09-09-2003, 09:02 AM   #55
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oh yes, running X applications off my laptop on an old mac (in mac mode) using an X terminal (albeit the X term is only twm, but hey, who can argue with free, right?
Old 09-09-2003, 09:04 AM   #56
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p.s. the old mac has a 21" monitor at 640x480 also so one Xterm window is literaly the size of my entire laptop's screen
Old 09-12-2003, 04:17 PM   #57
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My coolest thing?.
Well.. been using linux for about a week but.. how about. Installing Mandrake perfectly. Getting my Inet to work, installing GFX drivers. Manifest'ing a house. Configuring Blackbox :P Getting Wine and WineX to work. Compiling appz and Mounting and etc..

Im also now 99.9% Micro$ucks Winblows free.. i still have my partition with my music and stuff on i need to get my stuff backuped of a friend
Old 09-17-2003, 10:52 PM   #58
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going headless on all but one of my servers
Old 09-18-2003, 12:54 PM   #59
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recompile my kernel to get everything to work, and (combined with some other tweaking) boot up faster than windows.

rescue some people who didn't get their computer to work after they got infected with MS worms using a slack-live cd

learning so much more about computers

I think I can go on for hours about this one but the second thing (the worm thing) seems to be the most rewarding one "Can a cd do that????" was funny
Old 09-19-2003, 06:26 PM   #60
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Cofee. I can't live without.

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