Chappar wing Photos. first in the series.

January 14, 2007 at 9:32 am | Posted in arbit, chappar, nitk | 1 Comment

These are some pics from the illustrious chappar wing from 7th block. Amod asked me for a web collection/display for public appreciation. :-), So here goes,

1.This one is titled, Tronix super-heroes- Maggu Man and Nerd Boy, ( Though the exact order is yet to be decided). It captures the tronixites in their pre-exam frenzy( apart from other things of-course).

For the record, the names of the jumping-jacks have been changed for conditions of anonymity.
They are Sagar( To the left) and Vinayak( to the right)… Brilliant right!

Some more are to be published in this series of chappar-wing photos. Visit regularly.

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Linux Vs Microsoft , The battle continues

January 12, 2007 at 9:49 pm | Posted in Ethics, Linux, Microsoft, Visions | 1 Comment

These are some of my views on the cold war between the two major OS’s of the world , Windows and Linux ( All Flavors included).

  1. Linux is trading its capability to get a share of Windows popularity( Not out of choice obviously). ( There are many new security concerns on linux too,which weren’t there before).
  2. Windows has realised this, and it is now adding features to keep its stronghold in the market

Moral of the Story:- Competition breeds development.

Further Developments/progress possible:-
1.Linux will increase penetration,
Microsoft will reduce costs.

2. Linux will increase publicity.
Microsoft will increase quality.

3. Linux will standardize development.( An organized method of Open -Source)
Microsoft has already started open source, de-centralized initiatives.

Concerns about Linux:
Many of the developments( GUI and tools wise) on LINUX are being inspired by similar ones at windows. Creating similar alternatives on LINUX to existing problems that windows applications face is not advisable.Also it is not a good sign for LINUX.Open-Source should also take on original ideas.

Taking some-one else’s commercial idea, and making it free ( Not as in Free- Beer) is not the Copy Left Policy of GNU-GPL. It has much far-reaching ethical concepts than that. Ethics+original ideas= FREE Software.

And , Linux developers being on the same Boat as FSF, or GNU movement, should adhere to these core ideals, else the whole purpose is lost.

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