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.
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.
I got this mail a few hours ago.
i believe we are in the same boat.
this is in regard to the mail i received from deepta from google and i understand u folks too have got the same. this was on 25th of Jan. later on 26th of Jan, once again i received a mail with an attachment named Video_part.mim, which due to being infected by virus didn’t opened up.
have anyone of u folks got any further correspondence from the other end. and if so would u be kind enough to update me with whats going on.
please be sensible and do reply.
Normally,I would have ignored this mail, but it had a curious refrence. This mail was bcc’d (blind carbon copied) to almost 427 other recipients. These were the blokes who were interested in working for Google as an Adwords Representative(Whatever that means). Unfortunately for Google, one of these 427 recepients is a potential spammer, a script kiddie, who sent a malignant mail containing a virus attachment to some Satyendra Sheth , who inturn started speculating that Google(or someone similar) sent him a virus*..!!
And now, the funny part is that some guys are ‘bcc’ing their sentiments to the entire group of 427 people, thus causing a perfect situation creating chaos, misunderstanding and a mess, to be precise.
Now the reality
1. Google India hasent sent anyone a virus. The girl (deepta mathur) who sent the original mail, is a real person, who has graduated from Hyderabads ICFAI bussiness school in 2006. She does work at Google India as a Google recruiter.
2. Google India has not sent any spam or virus, but accidently, they have managed to provide the spammer(Dont know who it is) a good amount of valid email ids, thus making his life easy. Must a prankster kid, good for nothing.
3. Those who sent the CV that matched Googles expectations, actually got another mail that provided details for further interactions. No need to tell that it was all authentic. For Pune, Google had conducted one exam on 4th Fed 07 at Reliance Web World. Unfortunately I didnt make it.. 😦
What was the reason for this chaos?
1. The enigma maintained by Google India. Ever since the Google Wordmasters Challenge 2006, Google has managed to spoil its ‘goody boy’ image, thus creating a sense of apprehension amongst all the participants.
2. Even if they had sent a mail, Google provided no additional resources. No official telphone/email was provided. Lets face it. People are lazy to hunt for all the official resources. And is the get apprehensice, its difficult to gain the confidence back.
Moral of the story –
1. Ignore this matter as far as possible, use a good antivirus, maybe use Ubuntu Linux, dont spread rumours or dont get hanky panky about a minor issue.
2. The email list contained mail ids originating from biig companies likeWipro, TCS, IBM, Nilhent etc. It seems that everyone is interested in working for Google. Hey, provide your employees with better solutions, else they will leave you more fast.. 😛
If anyone has to speak or put up his/her own view, please make use of the comments section.
- – The virus is Worm.Win32.VB.b that spreads through email attachements. It affects all Windows OS, and its alias are Nyxem.D, Kama Sutra,W32.Blackmal.E@mm,CME-24 ,WORM
Gosh..Its my blogs 1st birthday today. Happy birthday little blog. 😛
I am tempted to use this distro..has got more sleek graphical features as compared to ubuntu, and also has got AppArmor
AppArmor is an application security tool designed to provide an easy-to-use security framework for applications. AppArmor proactively protects the operating system and applications from external or internal threats, even zero-day attacks, by enforcing good behavior and preventing even unknown application flaws from being exploited. AppArmor security policies, called “profiles”, completely define what system resources individual applications can access, and with what privileges. A number of default profiles are included with AppArmor, and using a combination of advanced static analysis and learning-based tools, AppArmor profiles for even very complex applications can be deployed successfully in a matter of hours.
As I am typing this post on my blog, Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows Vista, starts its global roll-out on Thursday, being first made available to business customers.
The system, a replacement for the firm’s current Windows XP operating system, will not be available to home consumers until the end of January.With Windows running on nine in 10 of the world’s PCs, analysts agree the new version should be a big success.
However, Vista is two years late and its consumer launch misses Christmas.
A huge but slow success
Last minute delays at Microsoft meant that computer makers would have been able to install Vista only on about half the computers that they were hoping to sell over Christmas, said Al Gillen, a Vista expert with technology consultancy IDC.
Microsoft predicts that Vista will be the fastest-selling operating system to date.
Experts agree, but say this is merely a result of the wider usage of computers compared to five years ago, when Windows XP launched. Corporate customers, meanwhile, will take their time deploying Vista as well.
“Our big corporate customers were the first to test Vista, but will probably be the last to introduce it, because they have the most [hardware and software] to test for compatibility with Vista,” said Gareth Hansford, managing director of Lenovo UK, the company that was IBM’s PC division until it was bought by Lenovo of China.
He expects corporate customers to begin large-scale rollouts of Vista in about a year’s time. IDC’s Al Gillen agrees, and points to a very unusual feature built into Vista, which allows IT managers to “downgrade” the software on new computers and run Windows XP instead.
Once the company is fully Vista-ready, the IT team can simply activate the original Vista license bought with the new PC. Most analysts believe that Vista will dominate computer desktops in about two years’ time.
These are some interesting stats about Microsoft
HQ: Redmond, Washington
Operating profit: $16.5bn
Windows sales: $13.2bn
Office sales: ~$10bn
Financial year to 30 June 2006 Source: annual report 2006
Now it would be interesting to find out what the Linux biggies like Red Hat, Debian and Ubuntu will try. I am not counting Novell Suse or OpenSuse here, probably due to its partnership with MS. Gazing into the crystal ball, its apparant that comon users will go in with Windows Vista, and XP will coexist atleast for 2 years for now. Interesting facts will pop us soon on the financial aswell as technology markets.
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I support and use GNU/Linux kernel and open source software mainly due to following factors.
1. Its free. Nothing can beat that.
2. Its stable and seldomly crashes. Memory management is more efficient.
3.Most of the documentation is available for free either online or offline.
4. It has got great desktops and allows one to fully customize the environment and settings without causing major hiccups. However, newbies need to be watchful.
But there are some things that are criticized
1. Lack of central control – Who controls Linux OS? Do new distribution makers need to follow certain common norms that would enable core system to setup easily without involving too much user interference?
2. Too many distros spoil the party – There are approx around 80 linux distibutions available today. Out of them, only 5 – Red Hat, Suse, Ubuntu, Debian, Knoppix are well known
amongst common users. People get confused in this matter.Its hard to decide when there is too much or too less.
3. Geek or n00b – Todays distros have to manage a balance between the geek and newbie. Too much simplification of Linux will definately affect its stable usability and real geeks will turn to more geeky kernels like FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, Solaris etc. Linux is attractive, mainly because of its geekiness factor.
4. Heavy duty multimedia users and gamers have to suffer a bit – Its true that linux clusters have helped to create some of the Hollywoods greatest flicks, but even then, its hard that pure gamers and CG programmers will switch to linux.
5. Device manufacturers often ignore Linux users while designing drivers, although the scene is changing fast. Big players like HP, Nvidia, ATI, Creative bundle Linux drivers too.
Meanwhile, feel free to vote in your favourite linux distro here.
I think I am a little late on this topic,but anyway…
This is my new Google Co-op Search Engine over here.
Feel free to experiment, but note that it dosent index thousand/million/billion pages. However, it does incorporate nice links and good content for technology/food/linux/Web 2.0 fans and users. And following Googles method, its currently in beta.
Direct link to Semantic Space – http://www.google.com/coop/cse?cx=004747769890504554559%3Anckzlkyfnc0
There is one Rollyo also, but I think that its less technical.
Today I got my official Ubuntu copies from Canonical. It feels nice that this distro is doing good, and I am sure that oneday it will be one of the most preffered and liked version of OS. It has got a nice GNOME desktop and an uncluttered interface making it very attractive. Even Google makes use of this distro within its Mountain View office..
I recommend this version for college students and engineers.
Get your free copy of Ubuntu Linux here.
Software should be a liberating force, but sometimes too much commercialization can make this freedom turn into chains. Its upto us that we prevent this..
The above quote (c) Harshad Joshi, 2006
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Conventionally,GNU/Linux has always attracted the higher end market comprising of Geeks, nerds, techies, and for a time it was good.
But now, many useful changes are occuring and GNU/Linux is now available as a conventional ‘Desktop OS’, with sleek window managers like KDE, Gnome, Firefox, a good collection of useful software etc. Many end users are now ready to accept GNU/Linux as an alternative to proprietry, expensive software.
Please vote in for the most ‘user friendly’ linux distro available in the market over here –
As for now, results are showing ‘Ubuntu’ leading the distro list. I was tempted to add OpenSUSE, but somehow it slipped.
See you there. Your vote can make a difference.. 😉