i was reading this article – http://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/12368.html
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It is written by someone related to redhat and it describes implementingin . Lot of PC/laptop/tablets in 2012 and beyond will have UEFI instead of good old bios. I want to know what is planning to do and how it will thwart this potential threat to and now .Will Debian community fight against this evil step taken by computer makers ? Check what Canonical, makers of Ubuntu have decided – http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTEyNDYAll idea ofis not open unless we have access to architecture.
Now no more of computer security woes, India Force Linux GNU/Linux now comes in a 'hardened' avatar, protecting you from malicious viruses, rootkits, stack smashers, buffer overflows and wrenches thus making it extremely hard for evil code to create trouble in your system.
Its very well from India.
wrenches – yup, the $5 wrench cannot hurt the kernel, but we advice you to maintain safety against such devices.
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.
Thats the first preview of India Force Linux Desktop. Stay Tuned…
6 years ago, I had my first ever tryst with Linux. One step towards the goal. Coming here was a task I dont want to remember. Still, I will reach to the top.
Here comes Agneya. The first release from India Force Linux.
A kludge (or, alternatively, kluge) is a clumsy or inelegant solution to a problem or difficulty. In engineering, a kludge is a workaround, typically using unrelated parts cobbled together. Especially in computer programs, a kludge is often used to fix an unanticipated problem in an earlier kludge; this is essentially a kind of cruft.
I was searching data on my old disk and I found some interesting code I had written(rather abandoned) an year and half ago. At that time, I was very fascinated by the concept of Google News, which scanned and gathered news from almost 450 sources and mash up them together on one single page. Mnay sources, one destination. Needless to say, Google created a smash hit product.Life appeared easy, all of sudden.
Given my nature, it wasent surprising that I desired to write the next Google News Killer app. It began at night…around 10:30 to be precise. I was determined to finish the program in a nights time. Python was my original (and only) choice that seemed suitable for me to create the next biig thing. Googling around I found that a module feedparser.py makes parsing RSS feeds easy(so to say). However, there was a problem – At that time, I had no clue of what XML meant. That was only the beginning. Later, I also discovered that I had extremely limited knowledge of HTML..Then I realized that my Python basics were giving me plenty of surprises…
Bah..it looked so bad, here I was trying to write a good program, and there were tonnes of difficulties in first path itself. However, determination took over desperation, and after tweaking and pondering for well over 46 minutes, I was able to produce an extremely kludgy , extremely basic, extremely primitive Google News Killer – Wow…..the feeling was so good. Imagine – writing something out of scratch, and that too without any help(ok, I took help from Mark Pilgrims feedparser.py and python.org) I chose to call it News Crawler.
Get the python file by clicking the link – check-news Dont forget to rename it the file to check-news.py and also, make sure that identions are proper.
Now something about the code.
1. As I said earlier – the code is extremely dumb, extremely kludgy, extremely primitive, extremly basic and theres lot of shoddiness in there. Dont laugh at it even if it appears funny.
2. The code has heard nothing of security, and is meant to run under controlled environment.
3. It dosent make use of any SQL database backend, but is wise enough to store the RSS feeds on HDD before dissecting them,and extracting useful content.
4. It expects that the XML files are in Unicode format. Some rouge sites make use of shabby encoding, which raises an exception in the program.
5. I havent added any exception handling, just laziness, nothing more.
6. For reference, I have shown how we can incorporate Slashdot and Reddit feeds on single page. You can add in your favourite feed.
1. Make use of a good HTML templeting system.
2. Solve the problem of unicode.
3. Add error checking and improve its utility by making use of Pythons object oriented features.
4. Add a SQL backend system for storing the parsed RSS data. To be honest, its the toughest job to do.
5. Post up a nice powerpoint presentation describing the system. 🙂
5. PS – I will definately not do anything of above unless someone seriously decides to fund me.
After a long time I am back to programming world, I got so busy with other things that I had to abandon my dream project, but who knows, someday it may come true.. 😉