Reliance and Tata Indicom have now come out with USB modems that provide
broadband speeds theoretically upto 3.1 Mbps in major cities with
National low speed roaming in other areas. A client of mine told me that
his friend uses a Reliance one and clocked upto 1.5 Mbps on it.
Reliance promo emails mention peak hour speeds between 512K and 1Mbps.
Tata also provides a wireless router that talks wirelessly to the tower
and provides a wired+wireless LAN for the office. MTNL and BSNL
broadband are getting competition. Great! Now use your note/netbooks for
video conferencing on the move. No more linesman telling you that your
modem or wiring is bad.
Is this the 3G thing by the back door before the licenses are issued or
something in between, before 3G makes a big bang? Will 3G bring in
something even newer?
I have got a spindle of brand new F10 DVDs and some nice F10 stickers.
If there are people who want the same, please contact me offlist. I
can't send them by courier unless the cost is taken care of, so in
effect we have to arrange for a meeting somewhere in Mumbai, Navi
Mumbai or better yet - New Panvel ( where I live ) :).
The KDE Project : http://www.kde.org
KDE India : http://www.kde.in
Mailing List : http://mail.kde.org/mailman/listinfo/kde-india
I have been trying to get this webcam to work on ubuntu though it gets
detected, the video is not getting captured i have been using cheese to do
that any help on this would be great.
I have provided output values of a few commands to show how its getting
Bus 002 Device 005: ID 0c45:613b Microdia
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 046d:c517 Logitech, Inc. LX710 Cordless Desktop Laser
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
* sushanth@sushanth:~$ ls -l /dev/video*
crwxrwxr-x 1 root video 81, 0 2009-04-01 01:03 /dev/video0
As the subject of this post shows, I'm using Ubuntu Linux 8.04 / 8.10
on which I've connected HP LaserJet P1007 printer
with the USB port. The printer is getting detected in the system but
when I shoot any document to the printer, the prints
does not printed on the printer. The documents get spooled out of the
system & shows that, it is printed successfully
on the printer, but it is not printed
If I connect another USB printer like HP LaserJet 3005 on the same
system, then it can print on that printer( on 3005).
If the same printer (LaserJet P1007) I connect to the windows xp
system, the printer works properly giving all the prints.
M:- +91 98204 61580
Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.
India's Freedom Toaster location updated in Freedom Toaster main site.
Check out: http://www.freedomtoaster.org/node/14
"Be the change you wish to see in the world" M K Gandhi
Today I was installing Mint 5 on my firends PC, he is using Asus P5VD2-VM
SE. live CD boots normally but When It go to DEsktop it looks something like
this is not my image but it looks the same when I run live cd.
any help will appreciated.
P. J. O'Rourke - "If government were a product, selling it would be
Warning: This post contains strong language. Reader discretion is advised.
So the jackasses of MTNL have ****** up a perfectly working setup at my
place in Mumbai. Now my old folks are left without Internet. So I'm
thinking of adding a redundant line. They dont require anything fancy -
a volume based plan and a low latency connection ( for VoIP ) would be
required at the very least. Reliance has cabling but I was burnt the
last time I used their services. They're supposed to have improved since
then but I dont want to fall into *that* trap once again.
Recommendations are welcome.
Mumpy will be organising the Python User's Group meet this Sunday
29th January 2009.
Time :- 3:30 p.m
Location :- Directi, 330, Link-way Estate, Near Inorbit Mall, Linking
Road, Malad (West), Mumbai - 400064.
The session will be conducted by Baishampayan Ghose on "Starting with
Simple Python Applications using Google App Engine".
For further details check the wiki page for the meeting at
The session will be a hands on practical session so please get your
laptops along to make the most out of the session. And don't forget to
charge your laptop battery before reaching the venue as there will not
be enough plug points.
Also, before the meeting do remember to create your Google App Engine
account(http://appengine.google.com/) and download the App Engine
Higher education helps your earning capacity. Ask any college professor.
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I will try to keep this brief and to the point. This message has been
cross posted to several lists which will explain why you might get
more than one copy. I hope you find it informative too. Send all
flames to me, not to the lists.
I'm taking off the other hats I wear for a moment to ask for you or
your company's support of Freenode  (technically the Peer-Directed
Projects Center or PDPC) now based in the United Kingdom. For those
that don't know, Freenode is an IRC  network supporting Open Source
and Free Software communities globally. Another PDPC activity is the
annual FOSSCON conference in the fall. PDPC is specifically 
raising funds in order to be recognized by the UK as an official
charitable organization. This status has many benefits, however they
need to raise a certain amount of money by March, 2009. There are
just a few days left in the fundraising campaign.
Canonical Ltd. (the company created by Mark Shuttleworth that drives
Ubuntu Linux) has graciously stepped forward to provide dollar for
dollar matching, magnifying the impact of your donations to PDPC. The
fund raising goal has almost been reached but your contribution is
needed. Brainstorming by the PDPC board of directors for how to use
any funds not used for operations includes hosting live conference
events in Europe and the US, extending current services and improving
the reliability of the freenode network by hosting a few of their own
hubs and backup systems. Freenode is growing rapidly  supporting
up to 57,000 concurrent users up from a maximum of about 40,000 18
Some people may not be aware that IRC is used by a huge array of Open
Source and Free Software projects. The list of groups  Freenode
works with is truly impressive. I feel it is not at all hyperbole to
say that the work done over freenode and OFTC  are the real-time
backbone of open source collaboration throughout the world, Coders
use the IRC network to develop applications used by millions of people
every day and provide *end user support*. If you use any open source
software you may be an indirect beneficiary of the services Freenode
provides. I encourage those who are interested to try launching an
IRC client such as Pidgin  and see for yourself. You won't be
sorry you did.
While I have used Freenode for many years, this year I too became a
contributor for the first time. For a one time contribution
http://freenode.net/pdpc_donations.shtml of as little as $8 you can
join me in supporting Freenode and the many Open Source
projects they serve.
Thanks for your consideration,
-- Grant Bowman <grantbow(a)gmail.com>
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Relay_Chat is a form of
group instant messaging first used in 1988. Related sites include
http://www.irchelp.org/ and http://www.irc.org/
 http://freenode.net/history.shtml also
 http://freenode.net/primary_groups.shtml include the Apache
Software Foundation, Canonical Ltd (Ubuntu), Creative Commons
Corporation, Free Software Foundation (GNU Project), Mozilla
Foundation (Firefox), MySQL AB, NetBSD Foundation, Open Darwin
Foundation (Apple builds OSX using Darwin), OpenOffice.org, Red Hat,
Inc. & the World Wide Web Consortium among others.
 OFTC is a a similar but much smaller IRC network. See "Freenode
and OFTC IRC networks buddy up", May 2007
 http://pidgin.im is an IRC client that runs on Windows, Mac and
Linux formerly named Gaim. http://www.mirc.com/ is also popular on
the Windows platform.
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