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  • Harshad Joshi 8:32 am on January 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Stay away from web 

    Stay away from web.It bombards us with so much unuseful, unwanted information that our brain gets tired due to over processing junk. And thats why we get tired more easily.

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  • Harshad Joshi 6:10 am on January 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Open Source, Red Hat, Suse, Ubuntu   

    Why Open Source Linux Desktop is practically a fail 

    I met a group of people and we had to discuss on open source. I began as usual – Stop using proprietary Windows. Stop stealing software. Embrace Linux, it helps you (after that I told them several examples of how commercial companies are benefiting from open source technologies. All the case studies and examples were stolen from net and distro sites)In that interaction, I rediscovered some facts –

    1. In this social media age, no one cares for the tool but for the work. It dosent make a difference whether a software is free or not; as long as it dosent cost a penny. The end result matters, not the way how you do it.

    2. Piracy isent openly encouraged, but its the least thing cared about.

    3. Commercial Linux distro owners need to have a higher marketing budget then the funds needed to develop the core software. To make this thing works, a community based, unstable software having latest versions is given out free. Tweakers use it and report the bugs, fix things, enhance it and pass it back. This stable software is then inducted into stable desktop and sold as a commercial product. Red Hat has been doing it since 2003 and perheps this is what makes Red Hat to top linux distro list.

    4. People like to use GNU/Linux on servers but they are reluctant to pay a price for getting a software. However, they do spend on training users.

    5. Some distros like Ubuntu are absolutely hell bent on mimicking Windows way of functionality and seriously, its the first instance in 7 years where I have seen a Linux distro crawling on desktop, and well, crashing it..!! Their latest version is hopeless..!

    At the end.

    Open Source is very good sounding concept but a newcomer finds it extremely hard to earn something real fast as compared to those using non open source. You need to have a sure backup plan if Open Source based concept back fires.

    Preaching of the theorotical Open Source concepts like – Free Software, Libre, Open ness etc is all crap, people start yawning after hearing this nonsense for more then 3 minutes. And this is what the Open Source Evangelists do..and make sure people run away from it as far as possible ! People have got real FUD in using open source software, we cant cant claim all FUD’s are artificial or unreal.

    But all is not bad. I would recommend that every newcomer who wants to develop apps in GNU/Linux or wants to work as a network administrator should start using Red Hat software (FC and CentOS). This is true for Indian public, at other places, YMMV. The other prominent players in commercial Linux market are – Suse and Ubuntu. Try this once you feel Red Hat is letting you down.

    The title of this post is somewhat wrong, but I couldent find one better.

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    • zaine_ridling 11:52 am on January 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Perhaps a better way is to show them how robust and how fast our Linux systems are. Whenever I even mention how much fun I’m having with Linux to my Windows and Mac friends, they get angry. One reason is that they’re paying $300+ dollars to be held captive by proprietary, corporate software, and the last thing they want to admit is that they’re wrong.

      But while the last ten years have been good for Apple users, they’re now discovering how expensive it is to compute on increasingly closed systems. As for Microsoft, the last decade has been one nightmare after another. Since switching to Linux in 2006, I haven’t looked back.

      • Harshad Joshi 1:17 pm on January 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Globalization is bringing a lot of money and we are seeing average salaries go up. Now many people can afford to purchase expansive proprietary software, infact i know some people who flaunt expensive OS as a status symbol..!!

        Whoa..the more, the merrier..!

  • Harshad Joshi 12:57 pm on January 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    This is not Zen 

    "if you get everything, nothing remains, so everything is nothing and nothing is everything..(!) "

    This isent Zen, Tao etc, this is #confusion!

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  • Harshad Joshi 4:03 am on January 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    The National Anthem of India – Jana Gana Mana 

    Jana Gana Mana (Bengali: জন গণ মন Jôno Gôno Mono) is the national anthem of India. Written in highly Sanskritized Bengali, it is the first of five stanzas of a Brahmo hymn composed and scored by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. Jana Gana Mana was officially adopted by the Constituent Assembly as the Indian national anthem on January 24, 1950.

    The National Anthem, as written by Rabindranath Tagore(in bengali). This isent his handwriting though.. 😉

    জনগণমন-অধিনায়ক জয় হে.
    পঞ্জাব সিন্ধু গুজরাট মরাঠা
    দ্রাবিড় উৎ‍‌কল বঙ্গ
    বিন্ধ্য হিমাচল যমুনা গঙ্গা
    উচ্ছল জলধি তরঙ্গ
    তব শুভ নামে জাগে
    তব শুভ আশিস মাগে
    গাহে তব জয়গাথা
    জনগণমঙ্গলদায়ক জয় হে
    জয় হে, জয় হে, জয় হে,
    জয় জয় জয়, জয় হে॥

    English Meaning

    Thou art the ruler of the minds of all people,
    Dispenser of India's destiny.
    Thy name rouses the hearts of Punjab, Sind,
    Gujarat and Maratha,
    Of the Dravida and Orissa and Bengal;
    It echoes in the hills of the Vindhyas and Himalayas,
    mingles in the music of Jamuna and Ganges and is
    chanted by the waves of the Indian Sea.
    They pray for thy blessings and sing thy praise.
    The saving of all people waits in thy hand,
    Thou dispenser of India's destiny.
    Victory, victory, victory to thee.

    Sing this anthem. Respect it. Respect our country. India.

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  • Harshad Joshi 4:12 pm on January 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    The worlds best energy drink 

    I love sugar cane juice..a fresh glass of sugar cane juice mixed with lemon, ginger and its heaven on earth..

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  • Harshad Joshi 5:48 am on January 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply


    I solved a crossword successfully. I am happy. Took me 7.5 minutes for a 9×9 english crossword. It was my first time. 😉

    Life too is like a crossword. Every day a new puzzle is encountered and we have to solve it. Many times no hints are present and we have to fill in the meaningful gaps on our own. Some can do it with ease, some have to struggle.

    Thats the way it goes.

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  • Harshad Joshi 8:05 am on January 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Airport Security in USA 

    This is airport security in USA. Rejoice. I am happy to be in India. 😉

    Copied from – KAL – The Economist – January 7

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  • Harshad Joshi 4:35 am on January 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply  


    Season of mist
    gathering in wailful choir
    small gnats mourn..

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  • Harshad Joshi 3:45 pm on January 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Bill Gates on Twitter..and twitter crashes..! 

    Bill Gates is on Twitter and Twitter crashed badly today…! Catch Bill Gates here – @BillGatesPsst..Didnt know he’s unemployed now…!

    I had read in a magazine long time ago that Bill Gates while working as Microsoft CEO received 4 million mails everyday, most of it was spam. Hope we dont find @BillGates trending on Twitter.

    Meanwhile, RT him anything you hate..his OS, his former company, his failed browser, his lack of identifying web as the future, his new foundation..anything..! He’s responses will be as bad as Windows Help Center.

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  • Harshad Joshi 12:18 pm on January 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Twitter is down..again.. 

    Twitter is down…again…

    (Posted because the previous one was 13th…I am not superstitious but I dont take any chances 😉

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  • Harshad Joshi 11:09 am on January 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    To be deemed or to get doomed – universities suck 

    Block all deemed universities in India. Barring a few notable exceptions, rest all are money minting machines. Education has become a spoilsport in India. And no one feels bad for it.

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