Linux - what to do

This is a discussion on Linux - what to do within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; I have linux installed and running nicely, but it's not connected to the internet. I develop using it. What should ...

  1. #1
    Satan valar_king's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    288

    Linux - what to do

    I have linux installed and running nicely, but it's not connected to the internet. I develop using it. What should I do with it now? Right now it's just taking up space. Can anyone suggest a time consuming fun thing to do with Linux?
    -Save the whales. Collect the whole set.

  2. #2
    It's full of stars adrianxw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    4,831
    Write a Windows emulator.
    Wave upon wave of demented avengers march cheerfully out of obscurity unto the dream.

  3. #3
    Evil Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    638
    Connect it to the internet?

  4. #4
    Just one more wrong move. -KEN-'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    3,230
    Uninstall it and try reinstalling it again. That should take up some time...

    Then maybe you could write the installation files to a CD and shoot skit with them.

  5. #5
    Microsoft. Who? MethodMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    1,198
    Play gnibbles, its under gnome I believe, thats a fun addictive game.

    Or you can do what imperito said, get on the net.
    -MethodMan-

    Your Move:Life is a game, Play it; Life is a challenge, Meet it; Life is an opportunity, capture it.

    Homepage: http://www.freewebs.com/andy_moog/home.html

  6. #6
    RoD
    RoD is offline
    Redundantly Redundant RoD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    6,331
    I've never had my nix on the net, maybe i should sometime.

  7. #7
    Evil Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    638
    Method, you want a game, you gotta play nethack.

  8. #8
    Satan valar_king's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    288
    Originally posted by Imperito
    Method, you want a game, you gotta play nethack.
    Yes, it's awesome!

    About getting it on the internet, it's upstairs in our house and we'd have to drill holes through the ceiling to get the wire up. Wireless would be a solution. But my parents refuse to hook me, a 14 year old, up to the internet in the privacy of my own room.
    Hmmph.
    -Save the whales. Collect the whole set.

  9. #9
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Posts
    385
    Setup a database (mysql, postgresql) and do some coding for database applications. Setup a webserver with Apache and PHP and create some webpages. Play some of the games in GNOME and KDE.
    Wandering aimlessly through C.....

    http://dbrink.phpwebhosting.com

  10. #10
    Banned frenchfry164's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Posts
    1,552
    valar_king: I feel your pain. I'm 14 and my parents feel the same way. They think I'm going to stay in my room all day and play with my fluffy animals or something. Well, I might look at SOME, but.......anyway, I can't do my hacking on my main comp in the living room except for when my parents are gone to work (they both work third shift, but my brother is usually on the computer when they are gone, sooo, I have to wait until fall when he goes to college to do some good hacking). Of course, this isn't destructive hacking, I ask permission first, so it's all legal. But try explaining that to my stupid parents. I just need to get an 802.11b and install it on my main comp. I'll just tell my parents it's for communicating with RC equipment. They are so stupid they'll see that it has antennas and believe me. Ever since I started programming I can tell them stuff like this and they'll believe me.

    Keep it clean.

  11. #11
    Registered User Vber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    807

    Yeah..

    Originally posted by damonbrinkley
    Setup a database (mysql, postgresql) and do some coding for database applications. Setup a webserver with Apache and PHP and create some webpages. Play some of the games in GNOME and KDE.
    You're right, this is the same what I have to tell to him.
    Hmm, try using mysql not just with php but with c/c++ this can be funny.

Popular pages Recent additions subscribe to a feed

Similar Threads

  1. Thinking of upgrading to linux...
    By Yarin in forum General Discussions
    Replies: 37
    Last Post: 07-24-2009, 11:40 AM
  2. Wireless Network Linux & C Testbed
    By james457 in forum Networking/Device Communication
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-11-2009, 11:03 AM
  3. Dabbling with Linux.
    By Hunter2 in forum Tech Board
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 04-21-2005, 04:17 PM
  4. installing linux for the first time
    By Micko in forum Tech Board
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 12-06-2004, 04:15 AM

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21