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Anything and everything having to do with technology, computers, science, and most of all... Linux! The documentation of my Linux endeavor.

Things to do...

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Well, my birthday is coming up soon... and I am hoping to get a new motherboard and processor! I am going with the ASRock 939Dual-SATA2 Socket 939 ULi M1695 ATX AMD Motherboard and an AMD Athlon 64 3700+ Socket 939. In addition, I will then finally be able to use the graphics card I bought a couple of months ago (PNY Verto GeForce 6200 AGP 8x). Nice eh? Well, I am really hoping I get that, because if I do... Xgl here I come! Other than that, I also have a lot planned for the rest of this year, regarding Linux. Here is some of the stuff I want to do:

1. Install SLED 10 (RC3) and set up Xgl!
-Well, its the version I downloaded when it was still free, but RC3 isn't bad... I'll have to see about updates and what not... maybe I'll just buy it.

2. Install Ubuntu Linux
-Setup Xgl! I am Xgl crazy now, and want to try it out for myself. So, I will install using this guide.
-See what cool stuff I can install using apt-get
-Experiment with setting up a server if I can get my hands on an old computer.

3. Once again, attempt an Gentoo install.
-I have heard a whole lot about Gentoo, and I am itching to give it ago. I tried installing it a few months back, but the installer was much to confusing. But now, I am armed with knowledge and the Gentoo Linux installation guide! Can't wait to see how this turns out!

4. Install Linux on my USB Flash Drive!
-I was thinking Knoppix or Slax... it is a 512MB Flash Drive. I'm thinking that if I install Knoppix on the USB Drive, I will have the ultimate Linux tool! If I ever get a 1 gig flash drive, I will try installing Ubuntu on it!

5. Start learning Python again... kinda had to let it go when going to SCGSAH over the summer. Still, I want to learn the language, and I have found some great resources and inspirations for programs!

6 ? Install Linux on my iPod. Man, that would be 1337, but I am not sure if I want to try it out, don't want to ruin my nice 2gig iPod Nano :D anybody have any experiences with this?

7. Learn more about shell scripting... I can already do quite a bit, but I want to learn more!!!

So, there you have it, my plans for the next year or so! Linux is just so cool, I am always eager to try new stuff... 1337 h4x0r status... here I come!!! Just kidding, but really, after I accomplish most of this stuff, I will once again have taken a huge leap in my Linux endeavor! When I complete one of the above, I will be sure to post about it... but that probably won't be for another month or so! Linux is awesome!
posted by linnerd40, Wednesday, August 23, 2006


so, linnerd, whats the actually point to installing an operating system on a flashdrive?

commented by Blogger Relientkrocks91, 8:40 PM  

Installing Linux on a flash drive gives much of the same versatility as a LiveCD, just on a flash drive it is also possible to save things. Plus, there is that added portablitly factor. Linux+Flashdrive= ultimate tool kit!

commented by Blogger linnerd40, 9:00 PM  

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