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Old 01-11-2004, 09:58 AM   #151
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running an appletalk server on a caseless p100
Old 01-15-2004, 03:26 PM   #152
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Location: Minnesota, USA
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Samba PDC instead of Win2k Server

Used Samba 3 as a PDC to provide file sharing services on a business network, instead of using Win2k Server.

Next up, replacing Win2k on the workstations.
Old 01-18-2004, 11:15 AM   #153
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distcc over 10 computers.... that was pretty cool.
Old 01-23-2004, 09:15 AM   #154
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Distribution: RH (7.2, 8.x), Mdrk 9.1, SuSE 9.0
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6 OS's (4 linux)

RH 9, RH 7.2, Mandrake 9.1, SuSE 9.0 (also SMSQ--Sinclair QL--via emulator, and Win[doh!]ze 98). Now I get to play with them all, whenever I can make time. Need to get them all to operate on a common partition. May require a FAT32 partition.

Partitions mostly by Partition Magic 8.0/Win, true, but some use of SuSE install partitioner.

Some problems remain, including parts of SuSE browsing and RH mounting. But should be fixable. Regularly prowl the web, do email, more only in Linux. Many No-[Win]Doh!z evenings lately.

All on one old Dell 733MHz.

Old 01-24-2004, 09:37 AM   #155
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streamripping 10 stations while serving them to my Xbox and kPlaylist.

Makes for one hell of a jukebox for a lazy-sac-o-... (like me).
Old 01-25-2004, 09:47 PM   #156
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For the first time of my life, allowing me to do that with a smile :

>format C:

although it is not made in linux, but probably the coolest thing induced by Linux..

Serisously though, it's good to get ridden of Windows once and for all. Games made me reluctant - mainly Hitman2 and War3 -, but well, we got ET no ?

Old 01-28-2004, 11:06 PM   #157
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Location: Australia
Distribution: Gentoo
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cat /dev/urandom > /dev/dsp
nethack prawns

setting up a gateware/webserver/samba

Making windows alot more like linux for those times when you have to use it (blackbox for windows to get the linux feel, cygwin for lots of basic linux commands, eConsole for a transparent console)

gDesklets looks cool although i carn't get it to compile

For my next project i plan to make a linux-live cd from a lite installation of slackware (made in bochs or vmware) with a openmosix kernel and some simple scripting to create a cluster simply by inserting a cd into each comp. A script should then attempt to ping if its found the .2 then .3 untill it finds a free number where it sets itself up as a node (or server if there is no .1), (I've seen clusterknoppix but it doesn't seem to be exactly what i want). Might be a bit complicated for me but it should be an interesting learning experience.

Also planning to switch windows from being my biggest partition (100gb with linux as 20gb) to linux being the biggest, problem is moving all my mp3z and anime across =P

Perhapse a linux from scratch might be an idea for learning how linux works.

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Old 01-28-2004, 11:21 PM   #158
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web/ftp server with php and weblog/journal software, without a doubt. i never would have done any of that with windows. viva OSS! viva gnu/linux!
Old 01-29-2004, 09:06 PM   #159
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Originally posted by Hegemon

nethack prawns
Humm...what the heck is that?

I love nethack..never heard that particular term before tho
Old 01-29-2004, 11:19 PM   #160
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/dev/urandom > /dev/dsp = 'cover your ears'

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Old 01-30-2004, 07:38 AM   #161
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i don't know if this is mentioned before, but using emacs in shell mode is the coolest thing imaginable by me.Once I did this in my college, and after some time I turned and saw two juniors(girls!!!) with their jaws in the floor...
Old 01-30-2004, 02:56 PM   #162
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I always wanted to do a database of my (cd) music collection. tried hand entering data, got bored. many cds.
I also wanted to rip my cds in to a hard dr music directory so i could listen to tunes thru some headphones while i was 'puting. sort of an mp3/ogg
sharing for myself and family.
using grip, digitaldj, and mysql, i am ripping and cataloging at the same time.
i hope to top this ecstasy with future higher order linux usage.
Old 02-01-2004, 03:50 PM   #163
Registered: Apr 2003
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Compiling 2 files at the same time (make -j2), while buring an audio cd..

When the burn process was 50% complete, I just realised I had an emerge running (emerge is a gentoo source install tool) My load was about 3.4, and I was burning the disk at 12x. ..without a single drop in the buffer.

I guess all files were cached from disk already (because I have 1G of ram, which is completely used for disk cache), I was really stunned when I discovered this.

Last edited by yapp; 02-01-2004 at 03:52 PM.
Old 02-04-2004, 05:33 AM   #164
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making plans for world domination....
What are we gonna do tomorrow night Brain?
Oh, wait, you are in Canada, dunno if you have seen Animaniacs up there..

The coolest thing I can recall, is serving my own website, playing my favorite 3D game, and watching TV on my PC at the same time.

Recompiling my kernel for the first time was fun too, especially when it booted up and worked and was so much faster.

Fixing a hosed hard-drive and recovering files that I thought I had lost forever was DEFINITELY cool. Windows thought the drive was blank!
Old 02-06-2004, 01:19 AM   #165
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xine. i love xine, give me any media type now, and it will play. it will play smooth, far smoother than it did in that OTHER OS...

windows media streams faster in xine that it ever did in Windows Media Player, its unbelieveable

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