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I've run out of things to configure(the primary reason for me ever installing linux), and this time I'm so happy with my OS that I don't want to switch back to XP except for gaming.

I have Gnome just how I want it, Compiz has the perfect blend of functionality and eyecandy, I have my music player(Quod Libet) configured nice. TF2 is running, but its only stable for 20 minutes, I have dosbox installed so I can play Master of Orion when I feel the urge, I refuse to play the plethora of native Quake and UT clones. Wolf: ET works but it was a hassle joining servers in Windows, and in linux its just that much worse. I have my NTFS HDD mounting on startup so I can access my music and documents and conky looks sweet with my wallpaper.

Basically I'm so happy just using linux that I don't want to switch back. The problem is that I've run out of things to do. Sure I could browse the internet while listening to music, but I can only do that for so long.

Any ideas on how to relieve my boredom? I was thinking of adding a button that toggles compiz, so I can watch videos and play games, but I'm not sure how to do it.
    
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try to get CoD4 working haha - if you can solve that, i will never use windows again
    
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Do a backup... When you get really comfortable is when life kicks you in the ass.
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Try compiling programs instead of getting them from the repos. Try compiling your own kernel. Mess with xorg.conf and/or your graphic driver's config files. Try to write custom scripts that do cool but useless stuff.
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Do a backup... When you get really comfortable is when life kicks you in the ass.
Yea this is usually about when Ubuntu quits on me, but Mint just seems more stable.

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Try compiling programs instead of getting them from the repos. Try compiling your own kernel. Mess with xorg.conf and/or your graphic driver's config files. Try to write custom scripts that do cool but useless stuff.
Well messing with xorg.conf and my drivers is kind of a really bad idea when you're working with ATI drivers, because its easy to screw something up and infinitely harder to fix than it would be in Windows.

I am looking into scripting though, I experimented with it a bit getting my hdds to mount.

I was kind of thinking of something less mentally intensive than that though, since when I do like doing something like that I'll usually just work on CSC homework or spend an hour or two thinking of the best way to write my java game engine, eventually writing 10 lines of code and giving up when it doesn't compile
    
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Happy you are enjoying Linux man! Is it your first time? Have you installed WINE or some of the 3d games like Supertux?
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backup, install a virtual machine, then install another version in the VM, practice compiling a kernel and create your own distro.
 
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