I'm Learning Linux, Fast.

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  1. coronet

    coronet Do Andriods Dream of Electric Sheep?

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    Now I can compile, make and install packages! I can do things in the terminal that took me months to figure out in DOS, and I'm loving that it's easy enough to do when you don't want to do the nerdiness. And it cleans up real nicely; people are always asking how I get my Windows box so nice on the desktop threads :mamoru:

    It's for sure an experience that every geek must seriously try. Fun, flexible, and so much cool stuff!

    After I get my Mac box, I don't think I will be going back to Windows. I will be using my mac for all the Adobe software and video production... but I think that's it.
     
  2. Peyomp

    Peyomp New Member

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    Running Linux is still available free on the web, right? Its actually worth a buy.
     
  3. DSMTuning

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    i've used linux off and on for around 6-8 years now but never took the initiative to actually learn it until recently.... now im using it on my laptop more than windows i have my windows gaming machine and as of today i will have a linux desktop for whatever else... its pretty cool how you can find software for it now, whatever you want to do its out there... btw for everyone that is thinking about trying linux the easiest way to start is to download live cd distros and find the one that everything works already on... i am using slax right now on my laptop and i installed all the packages from my slackware cds :)
     
  4. DSMTuning

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    i think the thing i like about linux the most is learning to use it since not everyone knows how to use it... its just as good as windows if not better for everything except gaming
     
  5. DSMTuning

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    weaksauce








    j/k
     
  6. DSMTuning

    DSMTuning New Member

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    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    tmpfs 17G 5.2G 12G 31% /
    /dev/hda1 40G 29G 11G 74% /mnt/hda1
    /dev/hda5 17G 5.2G 12G 31% /mnt/hda5

    this is just my laptop lol
     
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    /dev/hda1 2.0G 1.3G 635M 67% /
    /dev/hda3 6.9G 2.7G 3.9G 41% /usr/local
    10.3.39.109:/vol/boot/spunky/bashfuly
    1.1T 1.1T 56G 96% /home/.bashfuly
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    10.3.39.109:/vol/boot/spunky/bashoh
    1.1T 1.1T 56G 96% /home/.bashoh
    10.3.39.173:/vol/boot/spunky/caramel
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    10.3.39.109:/vol/boot/spunky/caramelo
    1.1T 1.1T 56G 96% /home/.caramelo
    10.3.39.109:/vol/boot/spunky/debonhair
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    10.3.39.109:/vol/boot/spunky/emma
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    10.3.39.109:/vol/boot/spunky/geewiz
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    [beverly]$

    Dreamhost FTW
     
  8. DSMTuning

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    uptime
    06:03:39 up 27 days, 14:16, 9 users, load average: 6.21, 6.91, 5.66
     
  9. coronet

    coronet Do Andriods Dream of Electric Sheep?

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    [email protected]:~$ ddate
    Today is Prickle-Prickle, the 9th day of Chaos in the YOLD 3172
     
  10. DSMTuning

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    lol wtf is ddate ive never seen that before
     
  11. Aimless

    Aimless Resident drunkey

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    NAME
    ddate - converts Gregorian dates to Discordian dates

    SYNOPSIS
    ddate [+format] [date]

    DESCRIPTION
    ddate prints the date in Discordian date format.

    If called with no arguments, ddate will get the current system date, convert this to the Discordian date format and print this on the standard output. Alternatively, a Gregorian date may be specified on the command line, in the form of a numerical day, month and year.

    If a format string is specified, the Discordian date will be printed in a format specified by the string. This mechanism works similarly to the format string mechanism of date(1), only almost completely differently. The fields are:

    %A
    Full name of the day of the week (i.e., Sweetmorn)
    %a
    Abbreviated name of the day of the week (i.e., SM)
    %B
    Full name of the season (i.e., Chaos)
    %b
    Abbreviated name of the season (i.e., Chs)
    %d
    Ordinal number of day in season (i.e., 23)
    %e
    Cardinal number of day in season (i.e., 23rd)
    %H
    Name of current Holyday, if any
    %N
    Magic code to prevent rest of format from being printed unless today is a Holyday.
    %n
    Newline
    %t
    Tab
    %X
    Number of days remaining until X-Day. (Not valid if the SubGenius options are not compiled in.)
    %{
    %}
    Used to enclose the part of the string which is to be replaced with the words "St. Tib's Day" if the current day is St. Tib's Day.
    %.
    Try it and see.

    EXAMPLES

    % ddate

    Sweetmorn, Bureaucracy 42, 3161 YOLD

    % ddate +'Today is %{%A, the %e of %B%}, %Y. %N%nCelebrate %H'

    Today is Sweetmorn, the 42nd of Bureaucracy, 3161.

    % ddate +"It's %{%A, the %e of %B%}, %Y. %N%nCelebrate %H" 26 9 1995

    It's Prickle-Prickle, the 50th of Bureaucracy, 3161.

    Celebrate Bureflux

    % ddate +"Today's %{%A, the %e of %B%}, %Y. %N%nCelebrate %H" 29 2 1996

    Today's St. Tib's Day, 3162.

    BUGS

    ddate(1) will produce undefined behaviour if asked to produce the date for St. Tib's day and its format string does not contain the St. Tib's Day delimiters %{ and %}.

    NOTE

    After `X-Day' passed without incident, the Church of the SubGenius declared that it had got the year upside down - X-Day is actually in 8661 AD rather than 1998 AD. Thus, the True X-Day is Cfn 40, 9827.

    AUTHOR
    Original program by Druel the Chaotic aka Jeremy Johnson ([email protected]) Major rewrite by Lee H:. O:. Smith, KYTP, aka Andrew Bulhak ([email protected]) Five tons of flax.
     
  12. coronet

    coronet Do Andriods Dream of Electric Sheep?

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    More on the date, it's called the Discordian calendar, used in Discordianism. It follows the gregorian year, however weeks are only 5 days long, and seasons (5) are used instead of normal 12 months. I use the date sometimes for just general :cool:ness

    I made a calendar that syncs up to Gregorian dates if you want to use it; I made only one season but no one had an intrest in it:

    http://www.bigrevmedia.com/coronets/chaos1.pdf
    http://www.bigrevmedia.com/coronets/chaos2.pdf
     
  13. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    tmpfs                 507M     0  507M   0% /dev/shm
    tmpfs                 507M   13M  494M   3% /lib/modules/2.6.12-10-386/volatile
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    /dev/hdb1             184G  114G   61G  66% /home/adam
     
  14. MrMan

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    I've used Linux and Unix in the past. It may be good for servers and all that, but I still don't prefer it as a desktop. I don't know about you guys, but my Windows is working just fine and I don't have any problems with it. Many Linux users always seem to bash Windows, makes me wonder if they really have any problems with Windows, or just happy that Linux is free and Windows is not.
     
  15. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    :werd: Lots better than windows.
     
  16. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    Linux (any form of unix, actually) is far more stable and reliable than windows. That's all there is to it. It's not an opinion, it's fact. Add to that the fact that windows doesn't let you do much of anything without rebooting, while linux almost never requires a reboot.

    I'm not saying that windows sucks or anything. Only that linux is much better.
     
  17. DSMTuning

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    definately more stable lol if i left my windows machine on for a month itd be running slow like a 386 :mamoru:
     
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    if it could make it a month i meant lol
     
  19. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    my linux box (celeron 300a OC to 450) > my amd 1800xp on windows

    for stability, and as a server, it's awesome.
     
  20. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    none                  125M     0  124M   0% /dev/shm
    
    i need to toss in a few 120's and setup remote profiles.

    Code:
    [[email protected] /]$ uptime
     12:18am  up 14 days,  6:56,  1 user,  load average: 0.04, 0.08, 0.02
    
     
  21. Peyomp

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    Sometimes linux sucks like if you have to configure something new for 12 hours.
     
  22. DSMTuning

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    lol i hear ya on that but when you know linux you wouldnt have that problem and im in no way saying that your an idiot because ive been doing the same thing for a while now... just trying to learn it all
     
  23. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    but once it is all set up, that 12 hours saves hundred of hours of possible problems that could occure from using something like windows :mamoru:
     
  24. MrMan

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    I think most people that say linux rules, probably is just saying what they read and not really experience it themselves. It's so easy to say that Windows is not stable, not reliable, not secured, etc...

    First, hackers love to target Windows, because their intention is 1. get more recognition by affecting more computers (since windows is #1 in number of users around the world), and 2. destroy Microsoft because they don't like big companies.

    Second, you leave your computer on for many days, it becomes slow, and ends up to a crawl, etc... again, let's blame Microsoft. It cannot be memory leaks of other softwares written by other programmers. It cannot be other software using all of the resources, without properly de-allocating them back. Nope, must be Microsoft.

    Here is an article in which Theo de Raadt, founder of OpenBSD lashes out at Linux. OpenBSD is one of the, if not, the most secured OS.

    http://www.forbes.com/intelligentinfrastructure/2005/06/16/linux-bsd-unix-cz_dl_0616theo.html

    "There's also a difference in motivation. "Linux people do what they do because they hate Microsoft. We do what we do because we love Unix," De Raadt says. The irony, however, is that while noisy Linux fanatics make a great deal out of their hatred for Microsoft, De Raadt says their beloved program is starting to look a lot like what Microsoft puts out. "They have the same rapid development cycle, which leads to crap," he says. "
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    Some more quotes below:

    "It's terrible," De Raadt says. "Everyone is using it, and they don't realize how bad it is. And the Linux people will just stick with it and add to it rather than stepping back and saying, 'This is garbage and we should fix it.'"

    "Sour grapes? Maybe. Linux is immensely more popular than all of the open source BSD versions.

    De Raadt says that's partly because Linux gets support from big hardware makers like Hewlett-Packard (nasdaq: HPQ - news - people ) and IBM (nyse: IBM - news - people ), which he says have turned Linux hackers into an unpaid workforce.

    "These companies used to have to pay to develop Unix. They had in-house engineers who wrote new features when customers wanted them. Now they just allow the user community to do their own little hacks and features, trying to get to the same functionality level, and they're just putting pennies into it," De Raadt says. "

    "I think our code quality is higher, just because that's really a big focus for us," De Raadt says. "Linux has never been about quality. There are so many parts of the system that are just these cheap little hacks, and it happens to run."
     
  25. Aimless

    Aimless Resident drunkey

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    I'm glad he doesn't generalize much :rolleyes:

    I'm sure everyone working on the Debian and Ubuntu projects are doing it because they hate Microsoft.

    There's some validity to what he says about there being little hacks in the linux OS and packages, but it really is an accomplishment to come off sounding more elitest than the members of the linux community.
     

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