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Freedom of expression should prevail

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I am quiet dismayed by the fact  that Linux Kernel Mailing List is now intruded by big brother companies and they want it to be kind of moderated. The author here http://www.internetnews.com/blog/skerner/is-it-time-to-restore-civility-to-linux-development.html says he supports it. THE HELL.

First companies like Intel and Nvidia must understand ‘The Hacker Culture’. A hacker is a free person (who thinks he is THE GOD), change his feelings and he might not be as creative as he would be. Yes in mailing lists of open-source software around the world, there are abusive words, hard for newbies to take it in, that’s how it was, and that’s how it will be, and that’s how creative minds works. No secrets, just blunt honesty. If a company or person cannot tolerate it, may it be out of it. None begged them to develop Linux Kernel.

If Intel thinks it has truly got smart people than those who develop the Linux, it must put out its own OS! Thereby proving people who are introverts can build a better OS. Simple.

OR

Hello Intel, if you want a brahmin sugar coated talk, tell your employees to goto a Marketing guys mailing list dominated by MBA’s.

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Doug is dead

When I told the news to my colleague sitting near me, who is also an engineer, he got angry and said not to disturb him while he is at work. Possibly he might not been disturbed if I had told him what dress Namitha is wearing for her next film shoot.

 

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Windows Eliminated

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I was reading about Meteorjs in a book when I came upon the piece of text shown above (image). Just note that this book explains how to install it in Mac and Linux but not in Windows. Well, I am happy about it. The age has gone when big corporations like Microsoft wanted to eliminate free software and a new age has dawned where free software world want to eliminate off proprietary software.

Windows sucks, especially Windows 8 when it comes for development. I was forced to use Windows 8 at a location and people said it was safer, which shocked me, any way I gave a try, but found that most software (especially from the free world) won’t simply get installed on it!  Even installation of Vagrant (a portable development tool)  failed for some reason.

I hope there will be no more releases of Windows any more. Sometimes it truly destroys things. I wonder how can companies that pioneer the use of Windows can really develop on free software platforms?

 

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When Unity Sucked

Well, Ubuntu 13.04 was installed on my office system. It had unity and all was working great, till this happened

unity looks ugly

unity looks ugly

And then the wall paper changed like this

wall paper corruption

wall paper corruption

Well, I did report a bug in Ubuntu https://bugs.launchpad.net/unity/+bug/1177744, but there isn’t any response as it would have been before, when Ubuntu listened to the community. Dismayed, I have installed GNOME on Ubuntu.

Looks like I have to change distros across all the computers I use, and ditch Ubuntu for turning blind eye to community. Its so sad, they bubbled up due to us, but now they ignore the hackers and others who contributed to it.

I think we must watch the bubble collapse and they will know the value of us.

 
 

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Why everyone should learn to code

So what are you waiting for? Get ur kids a computer today!!

 

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Skype on Ubuntu GNU/Linux sucks

I had to attend various meetings. Stupid Webtoday’s policy mandates us to stay for about 14 hours in the office and hence I have almost time for nothing. So I installed Skype on my laptop to have those meetings. The first meeting got away smoothly, then I had another Webtoday meeting which should be ultimately dull and boring and skype helped me a lot! LOL. It crashed so often that I had a good reason to quit out of the meeting.

Well Skype on Ubuntu GNU/Linux 32 bit is quite good, but on 64-bit it truly sucks. Well what next? Skype is not the only stuff that offers free video chat,  we have this google which helps us have chat right from the browser. If nothing exists, then I will write a chat client of my own. Not so tough.

Any way I am lukin for a free software chat so that my chats won’t be tracked back door by a big company that wan’t to sell my personal data. If you know one just comment in this blog 😉 . Thanks for reading.

 
 

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