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What to download?

Ok. It is the 15th. As usual, I'm <wink>forced</wink> to use up my monthly bandwidth. I can use upto 200 MB today, before the next month begins.

Now, being an OS nut, over the months, I've got myself all of them. Well almost! Slackware 9.1, OpenBeOS, the Mac System 7.5, Darwin for x86, 4 Linux 'Live CDs', among many other 'tiny' OSes e.g. Menuet, etc.

Music is not a big deal. I'm more a radio listener. WinXP Service Pack 2 is still in beta. I've got the latest SharpDevelop build plus of couse the free SDK from Microsoft for .NET.

Any new SDKs or Apps or OS enhancements that are available, free and legal, so that I can put my 200 MB to good use?

On second thoughts, I don't seem to have Plan9 with me. Maybe that...

KayJay
Saturday, May 15, 2004

Jeez...download some porn.

Regular Poster
Saturday, May 15, 2004

Tough life... :)

Alex
Saturday, May 15, 2004

LOL! No thank you! I'd rather stick to having sex than watch it.

KayJay
Saturday, May 15, 2004

Some poeple think this is the best firewall OS:
http://www.Openbsd.org

ANd some people think this is the best server:
http://www.Freebsd.org

Tom H
Saturday, May 15, 2004

Got that as well. FreeBSD. Plus 2 "firewalls-in-a-floppy" Linux ditros plus one I built, following instructions verbatim, of course, from LFS.

KayJay
Saturday, May 15, 2004

Do you have a source of obsolete PCs? Lots of places practically give them away, you could make your own supercomputer:

http://openmosix.sourceforge.net/

Something like this should keep you busy for a while:

http://www.llnl.gov/linux/thunder/

Tom H
Saturday, May 15, 2004

Interesting. Will try them out. While I don't have a dozen PCs to play around with I've got 2 with decent sized hard disks plus comfortable RAM and twoOStwo as the VM framework. I may get Bochs as well. Plus I've got my production machines 2nd and 3rd partitions to use.

Anyone remember the Grid Computing Project's name that made headlines a few months ago? The one where the framework was released to the public? I really would love to see Software use 4 processors and 512 + 128 +64 + 32 + 96 MBs of RAM across a network.

KayJay
Saturday, May 15, 2004

Ah! Globus

http://www.platform.com/products/Globus/

KayJay
Saturday, May 15, 2004

I set up one last fall with some old PPro200's I got from work. It had four processor nodes and a controller. I convinced myself it was running everything in parallel; but then I didn't have anything useful to do with it. Especially since one modern machine was faster than the four old ones :^(

Tom H
Saturday, May 15, 2004

That is true Tom, very true. But still...!

Anyways, this time, I'm downloading SkyOS.

KayJay
Saturday, May 15, 2004

What about some emulators for Amiga, ATARI ST...

GinG
Saturday, May 15, 2004

Emulators for Amiga, I do have as well :-) WinUAE. But since I've *never* been exposed to an Amiga, I was not too comfortable in using it. Plus, my gaming preference is limited to the pack of 52 and perhaps, maybe, if at all, I still dabble with Prince of Persia. But I do spend a lot of time on my floppy based Mig-29 simulator.

KayJay
Saturday, May 15, 2004

----"No thank you! I'd rather stick to having sex than watch it. "----

Can't you use the bandiwidth for uploading? Webcams are cheap and there's nothing on TV here.

Stephen Jones
Saturday, May 15, 2004

----"No thank you! I'd rather stick to having sex than watch it. "----

Are these really mutally exclusive activities?

Almost Anonymous
Saturday, May 15, 2004

LOL! Not likely!

And yes, they are mutually exclusive. I am not going to give her the chance to compare me with anyone!

KayJay
Saturday, May 15, 2004

I've developed the habit of downloading videos, having a flatrate myself. While I still haven't found a site that hosts independent movies (or even short movies) there are lots of interesting alternatives.

My current favorites:
http://www.redvsblue.com/ -- red vs. blue, machinima animation using the halo engine. very funny dialogues.
http://www.fenslerfilm.com/?sec=video -- "public service announcement", GI Joe animations with new voiceovers. nice.

search for: machinima, video download.

oh, and start downloading movie trailers.

Or: find radio stations with audio streams, there are some really interesting ones around the globe. e.g. http://freefm.lauschangriff.org/ -- a small German independent radio station.

Or: start exploring the bbc website -- http://www.bbc.co.uk/
lots of video and audio streams and interesting information on all sorts of topics; one of the rare cases of mainstream media with good and thorough journalism on even subcultural topics, e.g. experimental/electronic music: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/experimental/

Martin
Sunday, May 16, 2004

Radio Paradise has a good mix.

You might try atom.com films for short flix.  I don't know if they let you download or if it's only streaming.

Eponymous
Monday, May 17, 2004

Thanks for those links, folks. Much appreciate it. Will check them out.

KayJay
Monday, May 17, 2004

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