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Old 03-02-2004, 09:38 PM   #166
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: india
Distribution: slack
Posts: 34

Rep: Reputation: 15

played war3 on wine
cant get the mouse cursor right
Old 03-03-2004, 09:42 AM   #167
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Oklahoma, USA
Distribution: gentoo
Posts: 73

Rep: Reputation: 15
running RH 8 on a pentium 166 running at 180MHz with an old trident video card... it performs better than it would with M$ winblows 98
Old 03-03-2004, 06:36 PM   #168
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Registered: Feb 2004
Location: New Zealand
Distribution: libranet-2.8.1, xandros-2.0, fedoracore2, slackware-10.1, sme server-6.5 beta
Posts: 2

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hmmm the coolest thing i've done in linux, shivers.....

running win2kpro and mandrake 9.1 in tandem thanks to VMware Workstation 4
just to see if i could do it...

got gift up and running with clients Gnutella, apollon, giFToxic, giFTcurs, OpenFT, and FastTrack now downloading is a breeze ;p

got LimeWireLinux up and running also...

compiled my own network driver for nforce2 chipset etc...

only 3 weeks with linux, and a total newbie but im loving it, the challenge is what drives me

don't kno why i waited so long...

Thanks (Linus Torvalds) and the linux community, linux is now OS of choice, I smashed windows as a kid, now i'll smash windows as a man lol.....
Old 03-05-2004, 10:20 PM   #169
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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
Posts: 3,225

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learning to program c++ with a REAL c++ compiler, SSHing to my computer at home to do the programs for class instead of the at school ... through their firewall to boot!!!....

setting up an OLD joystick to play a gameboy emulator
adding a serail port to my computer to attach a WYSE terminal
being 100% microsoft free in my room
using a 20x4 serial lcd as a clock
using a shell script and an mp3 player as an alarm clock
Old 03-06-2004, 04:18 PM   #170
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Chicago, IL
Distribution: Slackware 10
Posts: 72

Rep: Reputation: 15
Making simple shell scripts, I made a basic frontend for DooM and I was satisfied. I realize that's not a great accomplishment in the world of computing, but I'm happy I made something simple and useful
Old 03-08-2004, 06:40 AM   #171
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Denmark
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 136

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Getting Jedi Outcast run with wine. And nearly twice as fast (and without any bug yet) as on Windows...

Performed critical system upgrades without rebooting.

Said goodbye to BSOD. Nearly missing it.
Old 03-08-2004, 04:38 PM   #172
Registered: Sep 2002
Location: IN, USA
Distribution: Debian, Endian FW
Posts: 368

Rep: Reputation: 30
Setting up a opensource (read free) Linux replacement for MS Exchange! OpenGroupware looks pretty promising.
Old 03-08-2004, 05:01 PM   #173
Registered: Jul 2003
Distribution: Gentoo Linux
Posts: 64

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This is going to sound really lame. Seriously. Ah well. I've finally learned how to do multitasking in the console. It;s realy neat to me, especailly since I came from a DOS/Windows background and I've never been able to multitask in a pure console.
Old 03-09-2004, 11:34 PM   #174
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Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Colombia
Distribution: Ubuntu / Kubuntu
Posts: 27

Rep: Reputation: 15
My high point till now:

working with kde3.1 using
limewirelinux for p2p,
amsn for msn
and my desktop is looking so nice and friendly saying to me everytime i start SuSE: im no going to crash......

after trying wine on kazza, mldonkey, etc...

im free from M$

now im trying to run AutoCad with wine...

tell u later about that


PS: And learning to use fstab...

Last edited by cwaidelich; 03-09-2004 at 11:35 PM.
Old 03-11-2004, 02:31 PM   #175
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Alpha Quadrant, sol system, earth, asia, Israel.
Distribution: Computer I : Slackware 9.1 ; Computer II : Windows XP
Posts: 144

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Programming a shell script that will automaticly download porn via mldonkey

I'm just kidding (though it's one of my best ideas so far)

The automatic curse generator is something I'm proud of. And putting a stardate calendar on my WindowMaker dosktop is pretty neat either.

But the coolest of all was of course, telling my friends!
"I have a Linux machine with kernel 2.6 on!"
"I can run apache nativly!"
"I can play all sorts of nice games!"
"My desktop is prettier than yours!"
Old 03-11-2004, 04:33 PM   #176
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Slovenija
Distribution: Mandriva LE 2005
Posts: 54

Rep: Reputation: 15

I erased Windows from my machine at work to demonstrate that for the office needs Linux is as good or better. I've been useing Mandrake Linux without any trouble for last six months. I use Novel client to connect to the LAN and Lotus Notes to access databases and as a mail client. And I don't know much about computers. After all, I'm just a lawyer.

Last edited by MATJA_KAE_92; 03-12-2004 at 07:38 AM.
Old 03-12-2004, 05:47 AM   #177
Registered: Mar 2004
Distribution: FreeBSD 5.3-STABLE, Slackware 10-CURRENT, Debian Sarge
Posts: 51

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Originally posted by snocked
Don't laugh - configure X
heh, I just finally did that today...I was totally lost.
Old 03-12-2004, 10:15 PM   #178
LQ Newbie
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Montreal QC CA
Distribution: Slackware 10
Posts: 28

Rep: Reputation: 15
coolest thing:
- learning vi.
Use vi to program and those commands will stay in your head!

- currently learning awk/gawk

saddest part:
- still need windows for a few games (battlefield1942) and applications (sony minidisc's applications win only :/ )

and the coolest of them all: still learning miscellaneous stuffs on linux everyday!

Last edited by kev^; 03-12-2004 at 10:17 PM.
Old 03-14-2004, 04:34 PM   #179
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: South Africa
Distribution: Ubuntu (Feisty)
Posts: 280

Rep: Reputation: 30
I just made a shell script that takes the pid of devfsd, then restarts it so my ipod is detected, then mounts the ipod, launches gtkpod, waits till gtkpod is finished and then unmounts and ejects the ipod
Now I can just have it in the dock on my desk, and click on the script to start writing
Old 03-14-2004, 07:38 PM   #180
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Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Egypt
Distribution: Arch
Posts: 1,528

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upgrading kde to 3.2 package by package as i have a modem , and being able to understand what the errors mean

and upgrading the kernel and removing some of the services that start at boot time that i dont need .

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