One of my friend is in cargo business having 7 PCs.
He asked me to buy windows XP licenses for all 7 PCs.
His employees just check emails and work on office documents such as word,
I told him that Linux can be used easily with few hours training for above
mentioned things. I also explained the stability and cost effectiveness of
Now the question is, which distribution should we suggest? Which desktop
environment? Which email client (closer to Outlook look and feel) ?
Richard Victor Correia
PH: +91 9004911199
I have been invited by one of the more pro-active engineering and
manufacturing associations of the country to present a paper on the role of
open source in helping our country compete with the best in the world. This is
a great opportunity, because normally hard core manufacturers and
industrialists have no exposure to such things. I do not have too much
experience in these areas and request everyone to give inputs on this so I
could make a dent in this sector.
NRC-FOSS at AU-KBC
*What can the Apple iPad be used as ?
*iPad cannot be used as a phone because …..*
….. It cannot make calls. Period
*iPad cannot be used as a replacement for your laptop or netbook because …..
….. It does not have a multi-tasking OS
….. It does not have a Drag & Drop file management
….. It does not have a USB port
….. Its storage maxes out at a paltry 64 GB & has no expandable memory slot
….. It does not have a HDMI port
*iPad cannot be used as an Internet Browsing device because …..*
….. It does not have support for Adobe Flash which many websites use
*iPad cannot be used as a replacement for Amazon’s Kindle because …..*
….. Kindle is cheaper than iPad
….. Kindle has free worldwide 3G coverage; iPad needs a $30/month data plan
….. iPad’s IPS LCD screen causes more eye strain as compared to Kindle’s
….. Kindle has better battery life than iPad
*iPad cannot be used as a high end gaming device because …..*
….. It has an IPS LCD display which has high motion blur as compared to OLED
*iPad cannot be used as a portable TV or video player because …..*
….. It has a display aspect ratio of 4:3 instead of 16:9
….. It has mono speakers
*iPad cannot be used for video-conferencing because …..*
….. It does not have a camera
*iPad cannot be used as a Navigation device because …..*
….. It does not have a GPS chip built in
*iPad cannot be used as a feminine hygiene product because …..*
….. It isn’t one. Don’t be confused by the name.
*So what can the iPad be used as?*
Well, the iPad can be used as a Digital Photo Frame. It can do that just
right! But $500 for a Digital Photo Frame? Apple, can we have the next
Registered Linux user #442065
I am compiling the commands used on linux system for monitoring and load
analysis purpose. These commands are mostly used to check the performance
and bottleneck on the system.
Below are the few commands which I have jotted down. Kindly feel free to
append this command list. Thanks in advance.
20. cat /proc/cpuinfo
21. cat /proc/meminfo
22. cat /proc/zoneinfo
23. cat /proc/mounts
This is my twitter web app on which I have been working for about a month.
It is coded entirely in php-curl.It can be used to post tweets, see received
tweets,followers, replies etc. of the person whose login name is provided
(for posting tweets and seeing replies, one will have to login).
here is the link : http://github.com/pratikone/ipratik-twitter
Screenshots: http://bit.ly/9bSfVW and http://bit.ly/aTNX1I
as well as method to install(linux/windows) is given.
Still sorting out ways to host it online (buying a domain).
Please have a look and give reviews. this is my first attempt at making a
functional web application.
B.Tech - CSE (3rd year)
I had installed a new wireless + ADSL router on my MTNL Triband line.
It was not working since i installed it the log kept saying "username or password failed"
The same user name and password was working on my existing dlink adsl router and all settings were copied from there.
Finally i went to the local telephone exchange. One of the technicians saw my router and tested it with his user name and password and it works. Then he said that MTNL is using a mac-address lock on all exchanges running on Alcatel hardware. A new router will work only if the mac-address bound in the exchange is removed. He did that and it started working immediately.
He told me that this is a security feature that is there so that you can not use the user name and password of any other MTNL user for your internet connection.
In case the mac is changed, your net connection will stop working and you will have to complain and they will immediately identify who is using your connection.
I had called belkins (the router company) helpdesk and they didnt know why it was not working
I called MTNL help desk (1504) and they didnt know why it was not working. They didnt even know that such a thing is there.
I dont think most of the MTNL tech staff would be knowing as he had to tell someone in the control room on phone and guide him how to remove the existing mac address.
So, next time it may need you to go to the exchange and get it done.
I am not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing, but i thought you guys may find this info useful sometime.
On 6/29/10, Kenneth Gonsalves <lawgon(a)thenilgiris.com> wrote:
> On Monday 28 June 2010 21:32:21 Murali M wrote:
>> The billion dollar question among the computer users in India now!
>> * Has NRC-FOSS done its job in promoting FOSS in India since 2005 ???
>> * If not, do we need such anorganization anymore ???
>> * Will Government of India Listen to lay computer users of India ???
> instead of looking at wikipedia, I suggest you look at the following sites:
> I would say nrc-foss has done it's job - and a lot of it thanks to the
> support and participation of members of the Chennai, Mumbai, Pune LUGs as
> as very many FOSS enthusiasts from all over India.
I was wondering if a "NRCFOSS Partnered and Trusted" helpline wherein
the "Trusted" implies "It is OK for alternate member round robin would
take the current task at an agrred upon price (calculated based on
agreed upon price per bench per duration) which is payable to the
member who owns the process" plus whatever the service recipient would
like to award the "Consortium" as a token of appreciation which will
then be shared on the following basis: 1/2rd for the owner of the
process, 1/3rd for the consortium, 1/6th for the mebers of consortium
and 1/6th for further research and encouragement to the
NextGen-<whatever> by sponsoring students education etc.
Above, of course, are my humble opinions.
PS: I am cc-ing to ilug-bom and centos so that the idea can be
thrashed out and a viable support infrastructure can be achieved
before next "couple of years".
We are using Postfix with dovecot for our mailing solution.
We are finding solution for the following:-
1. OpenSource Mail Archival
2. Compression of email data at server
3. Same files to be stored only once (suppose a user send a same attachment
file to 4 internal people, that at present, our server is storing 4 copies
of the attachment, we want that, as the file is common, only one copy should
Please give you advise and suggestion how to achieve the same.
With Best Wishes