As part of the MHRD funded open source mission at IITB, Asokan and I
are planning a 2 day Python workshop:
Topic: Programming with Python
Date: 25, 26th July 2009 (weekend)
Time: 1400 hrs to 1800 hrs
Venue: CDEEP seminar hall
Instructors: Asokan P and Prabhu Ramachandran
This is targeted at students of engineering who will be able to use
Python as their core language for scientific and engineering
computing. The course will be done at CDEEP and will be broadcast
live via EDUSAT and also webcast (http://www.cdeep.iitb.ac.in/).
Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring along laptops since the
instruction is entirely hands on. We will be able to provide some
extra laptops for use but the numbers will be limited.
Kadambari Devarajan <kadambari.devarajan(a)gmail.com>
a confirmation email regarding your participation and she will get
back to you on what you need to install, prerequisites etc.
Please forward this to any others who may be interested.
Prabhu Ramachandran http://www.aero.iitb.ac.in/~prabhu
Hi Folks this is the write up that I have posted on my community
portal, just wanted to share with you all...
Google Chrome OS – Hype, Insight, Speculation and Assumption
Since past few days there has been lots of gossip in the air regarding
the announcement of the new Google Operating System A.K.A. Chrome OS.
What is this Chrome OS?
Is it a derivative of yet another Linux Distro?
Is it a yet another marketing campaign of Google against its well known rivals?
Or Is it a new experiment to drive user traffic after the success of
Gmail, Orkut, Google Earth and other web tools?
Whatever the reason may be, it appears to be yet another warship
strategy of Google that announces “Try to stop me if you can!”
This had indeed raised lots of questions, curiosity and may be even a
wave of insecurity to some existing OS developers, especially when its
claimed to be FOSS (Free Open Source Software) release.
As for end user world, there has been lots of gossiping and rumoring
regarding Chrome OS. Yet very few have set their journey for hunting
Please read the complete article before commenting
since it was not possible to post that lengthy article here...
> one more troll - here comes another 300 mail thread. I request members to
> resist the temptation to feed the troll.
> Kenneth Gonsalves
> Suprising how new linux users fall for the "i am a FLOSS friend, this google
> thing is hurting FLOSS" line.
> The trolls are tripping over themselves to get out the "bad news".
It's not a mail thread, but a Pre-View of the hype that's in the
market from end user perspective. Neither is it meant to be a FLOSS
related article nor a critic tablet. I would request to please read
the complete article before commenting. I had sent the complete
article but then it was rejected as it was long.
I think its a mistake to post articles and questions here because each
time, its posted, it gets trapped in personal remarks, insults, debate
and also misleading of subject. This is the first (TECHNICAL) mailing
list that I have come across where people try to prove their
INTELLIGENCE by insulting others.
Its strange that there are rules governing the length of article, but
no rules followed to protect the emotional values of posters.
Thanks a lot.
Not to reopen the old BSD-GPL debate, just wanted to share this
insight which I came across today.
"Open source to open source, corporation to corporation.
If you do open source, you’re my hero and I support you. If you’re a
corporation, let’s talk business."
<GPLv2> I know my rights; I want my phone call!
<DRM> What use is a phone call, if you are unable to speak?
(as seen on /.)
Join The DRM Elimination Crew Now!
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Chrome OS Could Offend the Open Source Community
I'm reasonably sure that Chrome OS will offend the open source community. There may even be a major reaction against it.
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I use Ubuntu 9.04 and these sites open no boubt.
Also for some IE only sites you can use The User Agent Switch add on in
Firefox (works in all OS)
> Subject: [ILUG-BOM] cant open certain in ubuntu 9.04
> hi, i have recently installed ubuntu 9.04 , i cant open certainn websites
> like trade.hdfcsec, microsoft.com , i even installed xp via virtualbox but
> still cant open these sites ,i think some problems with network connection.
> my ip6 is enabled,kindly helpAshwani
> Yahoo! recommends that you upgrade to the new and safer Internet
> Explorer 8. http://downloads.yahoo.com/in/internetexplorer/
thanks for doing all the good work for deb package ,
let me know from where to download the deb package
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