As you already know, ILUG-BOM have migrated two schools in Mumbai to
There is a query from these schools for a list of appropriate computer
books for coming academic year.
There is an excellent project - Computer Masti by, IIT Mumbai, where Open
Source Computer Books are being created and released under 'creative
Intially copyrights belonged to InOpen technologies, now they are taken
over by Next.Education.
I really appreciate IIT-B and FOSSEE teams for their commendable projects.
It seems that the project now is maintained nicely by Next.Education
without violating the Open Source Policy. I suppose that they do not depend
upon government funds now to grow. These books will definitely be a great
help to all the schools migrated to open source.
So I think we can surely recommend these books to all schools.
But this solves the problem of most of the CBSE/ICSE schools who generally
do not have budget restrictions.
On the other hand, students of many state board schools come from weaker
sections of the society. They cannot even spend 250 Rs for a book.
Our two schools also come in these category. ( They are aided, but IT
section is unaided, so even salary of teachers is paid by school
While talking to ILUG team, Fr Jude of St Mary school said "We cannot
charge more than 500 Rs for computer fees, then how to pay licences of
commercial softwares ?"
So lack of funds is the prime reason for them to migrate.
They are expecting from us something like a small booklet costing around
50-75 Rs for each std so that students can afford it.
Kindly give your suggestions.
The next monthly meeting is on 9th June 2018, 15:00 to 17:00, at
Don Bosco Institute of Technology.
Would anyone like to give a talk?
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Off late I have observed that when visiting some websites (Clean ones),
especially where a form is to be filled, a spam advts tab opens in the
browser. It happens in Android as well as Ubuntu in Firefox. In my Ubuntu
laptop, I was on a sports shopping site and just when I clicked on Buy Now,
it opened a spam page, even playing an advt video.
What is this new phenomenon happening?
As Richard says, the problem is probably due to MTNL's irritating habit of injecting Ads. I have never seen them do a full page one - i.e. usually I saw small popups - but I have had the URLs blocked for a couple of years now, so I suppose they have "progressed".
Regarding Rony's question "Is there any setting in my router that can reduce this?".
Yes. You need to block some URLs/IPs on your router. My list is as follows:
Where the setting will be depends on your router - on my D-Link it's "Advanced Setup" => "URL Filter"
My friend Sudesh has also joined the mailing list, and will hopefully also join us the the future meetings.
Also I just saw the new mailman interface. It looks much better and it's more inviting to new users.
Applications are invited for selection of members of Board of Studies for
restructuring curriculum and Textbooks for the academic year 2019-20 and
onwards, This is for Std 11 and 12.
This includes IT (Information and Technology) where we all are focusing.
Link to apply online :
This is a great opportunity to shape the future of lacs of students of
Maharashtra. I request our members to apply and help the state to frame the
best possible curriculum in IT.
Earlier, the last date was 5 may. It is now extended to 10 may.
Thanks and Regards
The May 2018 meeting of "Indian Linux User Group, Mumbai (ILUG-
BOM)", will be held on 12th May 2018, 15:00 to 16:30 IST.
IT Lab 4, 3rd Floor, A - Wing,
Department of Information Technology,
Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Kurla (W).
10 min from Vidyavihar Station (W).
1. 30 minutes: Introductions
2. "Getting started with embedded Linux" - Siji Sunny
Everyone is welcome :)
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