[sf-lug] Linux show demos (was: Linux podcasts)
Kristian Erik Hermansen
kristian.hermansen at gmail.com
Mon Feb 25 18:21:46 PST 2008
> One of the other obvious themes you might want to stress is
> network-oriented operations. (Sit and think: What is _different_ about
> Linux? One of the obvious difference is LAN/WAN capability from top to
> bottom.) E.g., borrow someone's OS X box and run it headless in the
> corner, running VNC server, and then include among the X11 applications
> running on your big, splashy Linux monitor a VNC client displaying some
> remotely running MacOS X application that would be conventionally
> considered utterly impossible on Linux.
That's an awesome idea! But, who needs VNC when OS X has
Xforwarding?!!? We could just forward the windows via SSH, right?
That would be cool to see something like Final Cut Studio or Adobe
Creative Suite 3 running :-) I am not a graphic designer and don't
own the software though. Does anyone here have licenses?
> And/or have some multiuser graphical games running, usable by multiple
> people on multiple terminals simultaneously. Back in the day, we would
> use multiuser Doom for this. I'm not a gamer, though, so you'll have to
> figure the current analogue for yourself. Battle for Wesnoth? Dunno.
I think Counter-Strike is still pretty popular. I used to run it
under wine. In fact, I found a bug in Half Life back in 2005 while
doing so :-)
We could run CS on Linux for phun...
> What else is different about Linux? Support for every CPU platform on
> the face of the planet, and installations from tiny to gargantuan. How
> about having a tiny, quiet MP3 streaming server running running Firefly
> (see: http://linuxmafia.com/faq/Apps/AV/itunes.html)? Maybe someone
> wants to borrow my Cobalt Qube for that. ;->
Another thing that was a hit at out University was Linux running on an
XBOX. I no longer own one. Would someone be willing to bring some
game systems in that can run Linux? You might already need to have
them modified with a chip :-( Unless we can soft-exploit them ;-P
> How about a client-server setup of MythTV stocked with episodes of
> Doctor Who and Torchwood?
Good idea. Has anyone played with LinuxMCE too?
Kristian Erik Hermansen
"It has been just so in all my inventions. The first step is an
intuition--and comes with a burst, then difficulties arise. This thing
gives out and then that--'Bugs'--as such little faults and
difficulties are called--show themselves and months of anxious
watching, study and labor are requisite before commercial success--or
failure--is certainly reached" -- Thomas Edison in a letter to
Theodore Puskas on November 18, 1878
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