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Old 04-19-2004, 05:39 PM   #196
Registered: Apr 2004
Distribution: Slackware 9.1, Fedora Core 2
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Managed to install it AFTER backing up. Shame I didn't do that from the start . Well, that's about it so far .
Old 04-20-2004, 06:12 PM   #197
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: India
Distribution: Debian Sid, Lenny
Posts: 55

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Even Running Linux is Cool !
Everything is Cool !

The Coolest is to watch movies...

Kartik !
Old 04-20-2004, 06:33 PM   #198
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Registered: Mar 2004
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Distribution: OS X 10.6.7
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Originally posted by kartik_mistry
Even Running Linux is Cool !
Everything is Cool !

The Coolest is to watch movies...

Kartik !
The coolest for me is my everyday use of it, no windows trashing my hard drive so...running it is just cool.
Old 04-23-2004, 10:28 PM   #199
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Pakistan
Distribution: OpenSuse 10.2, Slackware 11, Solaris 10
Posts: 415

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The coolest thing I have done with Linux was that I learned C++ and python
Under windows, every C++ compiler be it MS or from Borland was so different, I think our gcc beats them all
Old 04-29-2004, 06:00 AM   #200
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Mumbai, India
Distribution: Arch, Archbang, Ubuntu 8.04,
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For a non techie and an accountant like me
Doing anything new in Linux is really cool.

I have been learning linux everyday and there seem to be unlimited possibilities

Its been 4 years since i first got introduced to Linux.

in the beginning it was the fascination that it is free.

Also there was the astonishment that Linux could be run with one floppy in RAM.

Initially I was put off by the console based usage as I was a predominantly

Windows user.
But the power of Linux and the learning and the basic thought of knowing what and how each program/process does and why it does the same pulled me back and I am deep into it

It is addictive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Old 04-29-2004, 11:12 AM   #201
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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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attaching an OLD two button flightstick two the sound card's gameport and getting it working with nothing more than a recompile of the kernel to supprot joysticks
using a character LCD as a spectrum analyzer for XMMS
Old 05-10-2004, 01:24 AM   #202
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Santiago, Chile
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 282

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The coolest thing I am doing right now on linux is that I am running SuSE as usual, but at the same time I am installing Gentoo from stage 1, it's like running 2 operating systems at the same time
Old 05-11-2004, 05:11 AM   #203
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Location: istanbul
Distribution: debian - redhat - others
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i have linux. so there are no foolish wizards which stop me! linux give me the freedom. it always allows me change everything. i think the coolest thing is having a linux system. i really feel freedom.
Old 05-11-2004, 02:59 PM   #204
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Runcorn, England
Distribution: Ubuntu Dapper Drake Tester
Posts: 34

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I've done nothing exactly cool but i've got to grips with the OS and finally realised theres more to life than microsoft.
Old 05-13-2004, 10:13 PM   #205
Registered: May 2004
Posts: 245

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hows about runnning knoppix with no hardrive attached to the system downloading an iso of debian sarge then burning it with k3b
Old 05-15-2004, 03:00 AM   #206
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Colorado, US
Distribution: Debian "Sarge"
Posts: 228

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To configure a WORKING custom kernel (2.6.5 ) with support for ALL my hardware and iptables !!!

Right now I am running my kernel #32. LOL....

That was after 12 Debian installs.

I just discovered yesterday all the nifty stuff 'webmin' can help me do !!! (Gandalf_Grey_; webmin would have saved you lots of trouble, not as cool as you solution though.)
Old 05-16-2004, 06:35 AM   #207
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Registered: May 2004
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 15

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Cogs, Q3, RtCW and CS all installed and running perfectly would be my gaming achievement, other than that the hardest one i acomplished would be updating the kernel and installing the nvidia drivers....that one took me a few months to get right.
Old 05-19-2004, 01:12 AM   #208
Registered: Apr 2004
Distribution: Slackware 10.1 Knoppix 3.4, Damn Small Linux 0.8.0
Posts: 49

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Smile The coolest thing....

The coolest thing I've done in linux was to get my flash drive/MP3 player to work on linux mandrake 9.2 and on SuSE 9.1.
Some other cool things were:

I got access to my dad's windoze pc on the network and being able to use his printer using SAMBA.

I'm currently working on a big school report and presentation on world religions using Open Office.

Installing WINE and playing Starcraft on it.
Old 05-19-2004, 02:00 PM   #209
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Austria
Distribution: NetBSD 2.0, DragonFlyBSD 1.0
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installed Slackware 9.1 and still running it is the coolest thing i have ever made with GNU/Linux.

and, i managed to get a working connection to the net
Old 05-21-2004, 01:10 AM   #210
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rm -rf /windows

I think mine was setting up Mutt/procmail/exim/fetchmail

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