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Old 01-08-2013, 02:02 PM   #16
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I play EveOnline, Diablo II, and Star Trek Online. I use sbopkg. Mplayer, SMplayer, Gmplayer. Listen to shoutcast. Write perl scripts to calculate profits in Eve. Order things with a credit card. Facebook/twiiter/IRC, BitchX. Run an apache server, Samba server, ftp server. Build wepages. Watch the youtube video you always wanted to see.

Oh yeah ad satisfy dependencies.

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Old 01-08-2013, 02:13 PM   #17
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You cannot run ful KDE over Putty and SSH, but you can install yourself an X server into Windows called Xming and user the X11 forwarding and basically launch X programs in the putty and the image will be transferred to your Windows desktop where you can use that program. To have full KDE experience, you need to sit behind Linux unfortunately.
Old 01-08-2013, 04:17 PM   #18
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You can forward a full desktop environment over X11/SSH to Xming as well (at least, I've done so with XFCE before) , though it might be a bit cumbersome. Its not something I've done many times so I can't recall exactly how off the top of my head, you don't use startx since that starts the xserver on the machine you are logged into, I think you might be able to do startkde or kdm or something.
Old 01-08-2013, 04:54 PM   #19
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I once wrote an article about how to run a X Window session on MS WIndows using XMing: - that might be of interest.

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Old 01-11-2013, 05:46 AM   #20
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sign.... I remember my first slack install .... Made the jump from the windoz98 world to slack... Now I play with everything linux, freebsd, windows (family tech support guy), and OSX.... what really got me into slackware was I could use it as a file server.. I was a college student, and i could remotely login to my computer at home and grab my assignments / save my homework directly to my fileserver. Plus once I played around with samba I learned how to map network drives, and share across my LAN. some of the best ways to learn is to find a purpose for your box and then just plug away until you reach your goal.
Old 01-11-2013, 07:55 AM   #21
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I used my desktop machine to learn linux by setting it up the way I wanted it to and always was very disappointed when everything was configured the way I wanted. The box became totally useless to me. Only way to keep it interesting was to wipe it and try it again a little differently this time.


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