MySQL will conduct a session in Bangalore and Delhi during the OSIW (Open
Source India Week) where they want feedback on the topics the attendees will
be interested in knowing more about. Following are a few topics that came
forth when we were cooking the programme with MySQL's David Axmark and Brian
1. Zero hassles transition from MS Access/Oracle to MySQL
2. How to do Stored Procedures, Triggers & Views in MySQL
3. How to write storage engines for MySQL
Those are some of the things that our DBA wants to know more about. Obviously,
there should be many more topics that you all want covered or wanna discuss.
Please throw your ideas, we'll put all of 'em in the melting pot, and hand it
over to the Brian so that he can design the final programme.
Here are some useful softwares you can use.
The Smart Boot Manager is a floppy image that can be burned into a
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due to the old BIOS. The beauty of this utility is that it lists
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This is an open source RSS reader that can be installed in your system
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reading. Simply download the tar.gz package and run it directly. Do your
Hello fellow gnus,
I'm Suhit Kelkar, freelance journalist currently working with the research
group PUKAR, and avid gnu enthusiast. (I use Mandriva 2008 now, and for the
past three years have relied on free software for my writing work. I'm now
pushing for it in my office.)
Here's wishing you freedom in the new year.
I look forward to catching up with you in the linuxers meeting. May I know
the time of the next one, please, so I may make your acquaintance?
As 2007 was drawing to a close, I got a chance to visit the OLPC
deployment in Khairat, India. This deployment is supported by
Reliance, one of the largest industrial groups in India. I have
uploaded photos from the visit and added a small description to each
photo. These are at:
I look forward to your comments, feedback, brickbats etc...
I am planning to sell Linux CDs/DVDs on an on-demand download basis. CDs --
Rs.20 and DVDs -- Rs.40.
I already have a few Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Edubuntu CDs that I wish to give away
freely. I shall charge Rs.10 flat rate throughout Mumbai for every 3
Payment and contact details shall be mailed to interested parties. :)
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: "Chetan S" <cshring(a)gmail.com>
> Great news indeed.
> Just a question : Have all the features including wifi been enabled too ?
Yes. It has a mesh network and the students use it to chat among
themselves, share photos etc.
> I admire this laptop for its robustness and the wonderful idea of
> making students fix its problems.
> Can you detail the support level offered in this case ? Am sure there
> is only marginal one ( a good thing ) as Negroponte rightly expects
> students to fix the problems and learn while doing that.
There is a team from Reliance that is supporting the OLPCs. Amit who
is a Linux admin for Reliance and a few others regularly visit the
site and fix the OLPCs.
> What customizations have been made in this case considering they have
> been given to Indian students ? Or is it the original stuff.
None. It has the Sugar interface that is based on Fedora that is
customises specially for children. This was built by the OLPC team and
Red Hat along with others. One OLPC is now in the Pune center of Red
Hat where some of the localization will happen.
Interestingly, the students are Marathi medium students and not all of
them use English fluently but they use the OLPC features quite well.
A few Linuxchix.org.in members are meeting up in Mumbai on Saturday,
January 5, 2008 at Cafe Coffee Day, Dadar.
Meeting is open for everyone interested to join Linuxchix India.
More details have been put up on the wiki.
On Friday 04 January 2008 13:31, Venkatesh Hariharan wrote:
> As 2007 was drawing to a close, I got a chance to visit the OLPC
> deployment in Khairat, India. This deployment is supported by
> Reliance, one of the largest industrial groups in India. I have
> uploaded photos from the visit and added a small description to
> each photo. These are at:
Are they available in India? like the G1G1 schme in US and Eu.
> I look forward to your comments, feedback, brickbats etc...
> The Problem: The payment section of the site doesnt work in firefox and
> works fine in internet explorer.
I am a Tata Indicom subscriber from Kolkata. I use one of their 2Mbps
plans. Recently I renewed the connection by making an online payment
using a credit card and it worked fine. I am sure I used Firefox to do
that, and can not remember any problems.
Can you please elaborate on the exact problem? I will keep an eye open
for it the next I make an online payment. ;-)