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    What are some cool things to do in Linux?

    What are some cool things to do in/with Linux [Ubuntu specifically]

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    Re: What are some cool things to do in Linux?

    Though not specific to Ubuntu, do you know xgl?
    http://flvs.daum.net/flvPlayer.swf?vid=dTq5Kq5T1r0$
    Last edited by snowboard975; February 10th, 2007 at 08:21 PM.

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    Re: What are some cool things to do in Linux?

    Well for starters there is a rather large assortment of games which can be played. I myself fancy bzflag , i know its old school but hey ..its fun. Also as above mentioned XGL, beryl and all the new 3d / graphics stuff out there. Ubuntu has a lenghty list of available music editing software if youre into such.

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    Re: What are some cool things to do in Linux?

    I mean stuff to do like customizing, learning about the system, etc.

    Some popular programs for various categories would help also.
    I have Beryl installed and running.. but I don't use the 3D cube very often..
    I do like how the windows can shade as an alternate to minimizing.. very efficient.

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    Re: What are some cool things to do in Linux?

    Bouncing data around with shell I/O redireciton.

    http://www.linuxcommand.org/lts0060.php
    Previously known as 23meg

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    Re: What are some cool things to do in Linux?

    you could buy a wirelles internet card and try to make it work. i heard those things are hell to install.
    also you could buy an ATI Radeon 9200 Pro and try to make beryl work with it. but you probably want something that doesn't involve buying. you can go to the help sections and answer posts or stick around the cafe and just give your opinion on stuff. it gets pretty interesting around these places.

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    Re: What are some cool things to do in Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by 23meg View Post
    Bouncing data around with shell I/O redireciton.

    http://www.linuxcommand.org/lts0060.php
    I second that

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    Re: What are some cool things to do in Linux?

    not ubuntu specific, but install emacs (sudo apt-get install emacs)

    then hold shift press esc, and enter xdoctor hit enter and chat chat away....with eliza.

    lol if swear eliza tells you to watch your language.
    Last edited by spockrock; February 10th, 2007 at 09:57 PM.

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    Re: What are some cool things to do in Linux?

    use the commandline only.

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    Re: What are some cool things to do in Linux?

    learn how to write shell scripts to automate tasks
    learn how to program (I recommend Python to start with)
    try another DE (xfce, kde, fluxbox, etc.)
    install beryl (and avant window navigator) and make all your Vista- and OS X-using friends sick with envy.
    browse the web from the terminal (sudo apt-get install elinks)
    "Whoever said sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain." - K. Jackson
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