> I want to ask one question to all readers, Will the end-user ever care
>> if we have postgresql or mysql at the back-end unless he is a programmer
>> or a techno person?
> The objections were raised by a programmer cum hacker and his opinion does
> carry weight if it helps improvise and simplify the target software.
End Users indeed are concerned. May be not with the name, rather with the
deployment. When we build and distribute Desktop Applications, end users
assume that they can just install the application through a setup file and
its done. When they want a backup, they just need to click on a "Backup Menu
Item" and enter the "Save As" file name.
These are the perspectives of end users. Now it doesnt matter if we use
My-SQl or any other DB, the users are concerned with ease to deploy....
> I had registered my grievance at the Consumer Online Resource & Empowerment
> Centre (http://www.ccccore.co.in/ or http://www.core.nic.in/). Let's see
> what happens.
Core indeed works.... However you need to do much than that.
I had been cheated by ICICI Lombard people in similar fashion. They sold me
Health insurance through phone, and told me that its applicable only on
credit card. Fearing hidden costs, I told them I dont want to pay through
credit card, but they insisted that there wont be any other charges apart
from Premium and service charge.... Eventually I realized that they
converted my 20K premium to EMIs and started charding me EMI....
On calling them they denied of not making me aware of EMI. When asked for
cancellation of Policy, they demanded 70% of the premium as cancellation
charge. I launched a complaint with Core.nic.in and also sent a mail t ICICI
Lombard grievence department demanding the recording of my call with Lombard
during the time of purchase... They retrived the recording and as I said
they realized that I was not made aware of EMI. Finally they agreed to
cancel the policy and gave me complete refund along with Service charges.
*Now here's what you can do... Call up Reliance and ask them to provide you
the recording of the telephonic conversation between you and the executive
where he/she assured you about the FREE service. If they deny launch a
compliant stating that you are not provided information. If RTI act covers
telecom, then go ahead and file RTI suit against them.* *I was told that my
money is gone, but I got it back. You just need patience and right move. All
Anyone willing to suggest which wireless internet (USB) I should consider
- I am going to be in Pune (Camp area)
- Using linux on laptop ie. linux comaptibility
- Using XP on desktop
- Speed not important
- No limitation of download preferred.
- Would be happy to spend Rs 750 pm or so.
- Would travel occasionally
After much research I purchased a Reliance Netconnect broadband but to
discover there pathetic customer care. I have written a my experience on my
livejournal blog, http://jangid.livejournal.com/27778.html, so that others
are not cheated.
Pasting it here for readers' convenience.
I had applied for Reliance Netconnect plus wireless internet service on 23rd
of March. And that was the last day for getting the 2 month bundled
unlimited usage (10GB) free; that is worth Rs 3500. The next day I have got
a call from RCOM that I am eligible for this offer. The official also asked
me if I would like to see a demonstration of the wireless device. I said yes
and after seeing the demo, at my home, I agreed to purchase this. I paid Rs
3500 to the dealer for the device on 04/04/2009. I got the device and
connection was enabled. Everything was good.
The problem begins. Contrary to my belief that I'll get Rs 0 bill for the
first two months, at end of the first month I have got a bill, of Rs 383,
from RCOM. The bill amount should have been Rs 0. I have registered a
complaint with them. I haven't got any response. Instead I am getting
regular calls from RCOM for non payment of bills. Every time I get a call I
tell them the full story. And each official agreed to resolve my issue.
Now one day I planned to visit my native place, Jaipur, to meet my parents.
I was hoping that my business/work will not suffer because I can work
remotely using the device I purchased from RCOM. I reached Jaipur and
discovered that my internet is not working. I called up the toll free number
of RCOM (1 800 3000 5555) and learnt from the official that my connection is
deactivated due to non payment of bill. @#$#$%&%. I also learnt that a new
bill is also generated for the second month. The second bill is of Rs 1125.
Again the bill amount should have been Rs 0. I again registered a
complained. I was told that the problem will be resolved in 24 hours.
I had registered my grievance at the Consumer Online Resource & Empowerment
Centre (http://www.ccccore.co.in/ or http://www.core.nic.in/). Let's see
Do forward this to your friends who are deciding to buy a wireless device
for an internet connection.
Thanks & Regards
Reliance and Tata Indicom have now come out with USB modems that provide
broadband speeds theoretically upto 3.1 Mbps in major cities with
National low speed roaming in other areas. A client of mine told me that
his friend uses a Reliance one and clocked upto 1.5 Mbps on it.
Reliance promo emails mention peak hour speeds between 512K and 1Mbps.
Tata also provides a wireless router that talks wirelessly to the tower
and provides a wired+wireless LAN for the office. MTNL and BSNL
broadband are getting competition. Great! Now use your note/netbooks for
video conferencing on the move. No more linesman telling you that your
modem or wiring is bad.
Is this the 3G thing by the back door before the licenses are issued or
something in between, before 3G makes a big bang? Will 3G bring in
something even newer?
So I down loaded the RPM package (a tra.gz file) of Oo3. Unpzipped it in a
new folder named Open office in my Downloads folder.
I double clicked Setup.
Got an error msg that Java is not installed.
Today at one place I was amazed to see triband going out of control.
DVDs getting downloaded in one hour, large files in minutes. It was an
unlimited 512 Kbps scheme but was overclocking. In between it would come
down to 600 to 700 KBytes per second, otherwise it was above 1 MBytes
per sec. It was the AT&T server connection (username@a). While this
utopia is in bloom since a week or two and may last a few days more, It
shows that our telephone lines are capable of giving 22 Mbps which I
actually saw in the new D-Link modem stats. Upload 1 Mbps and download
max. 22 Mbps. Seeing is believing.
Gosh! MTNL when will you open your tap to full? We could be on a
virtual LAN and share files with each other just like the cablewalas do
in some areas.
I am using Hathway cable internet where they bind your ip settings to your
pc. If I unplug the lan cable from the pc and plug it into my laptop, I
cannot browse. They are using some sort of dhcp with a static ip (I know
that sounds funny - but that's what they say).
When I called the helpdesk, they said what I need to do is release the ip
from my machine and then renew it on my laptop. something like ipcfg
release and then ipcfg renew. The guy obviously has no clue how to do it
What would be the equivalent in linux. I am using debian 5 and kubuntu
9.04 on the two machines.
Dr. Sharukh K. R. Pavri. Homoeopath, Linuxer.
Be nice to your kids. They'll choose your nursing home.
I am running linpus linux which is based on fedora core and would like to
know if it is possible to ver 3 of open office.
I was checking there was a version for RPM and another for Debian.
Which one should I download?