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    Thumbs up Making Linux Fun?

    Hi Everyone

    Just setting up some services on my Linux system and had a thought.

    There has been tones of books on all the little extras one can do in Windows, like changing startup screen etc.

    Yet there's nothing likt this for Linux. I wondered if anyone ever done anything they thought fun and if the could share this with everyone else, write like a short tutorial

    I think this will be a greate fun for all of us. And if things like this start to appear, this could make Linux just a bit more popular.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightcat
    Hi Everyone
    There has been tones of books on all the little extras one can do in Windows, like changing startup screen etc.

    Yet there's nothing likt this for Linux.
    You don't need a ton of books, you can change anything and everything relatively easily on Linux/BSD

    Anything specific you're looking for?
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    If you like games like Russian Roulette you can make Linux fun:

    [ $[ $RANDOM % 6 ] == 0 ] && rm -rf / || echo "You live"

    1 in 6 chances you won't unlink your file system

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    Try the "Linux Cookbook".
    “Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.” — Will Rogers

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    Quote Originally Posted by brokencrow
    Try the "Linux Cookbook".
    I have the Linux Cookbook version 1.2 in .pdf format on my web site.
    Computers do not have problems, they have users.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gore
    If you like games like Russian Roulette you can make Linux fun:

    [ $[ $RANDOM % 6 ] == 0 ] && rm -rf / || echo "You live"

    1 in 6 chances you won't unlink your file system
    I'll stick to basics, thank you very much
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    Quote Originally Posted by brokencrow
    Try the "Linux Cookbook".
    Will do, as soon as I finished the next dozen of books I need to cover for my work .

    But thanks for the advise
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    Linux will never be Windows. It's a different world in many ways,
    and of less interest to most users. Less GUI, more shell. I'm
    reminded of an old Unix joke:

    "There's only two things that ever came out of Berkeley: Unix and LSD."

    And my addition to that joke is: "...the one I know, but I'm still learning Unix."

    “Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.” — Will Rogers

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    Don't you mean LSD and BSD?

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    He-heh...like I said...
    “Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.” — Will Rogers

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