One of my friend is in cargo business having 7 PCs.
He asked me to buy windows XP licenses for all 7 PCs.
His employees just check emails and work on office documents such as word,
I told him that Linux can be used easily with few hours training for above
mentioned things. I also explained the stability and cost effectiveness of
Now the question is, which distribution should we suggest? Which desktop
environment? Which email client (closer to Outlook look and feel) ?
Richard Victor Correia
PH: +91 9004911199
> If RMS found out that you have uploaded his videos on YouTube he would
> not be too impressed. He hates YouTube because they use proprietary
> flv format. I interviewed him too a year and a half back, and he gave
> the interview under the condition that I would not upload them to
> YouTube. :)
> You can add a line saying how bad flv is.
> Anyway the HTML5 standard should more or less straighten things out
> soon. BTW the usual suspect is missing from the standardisation
> committee. They were invited but proly have too many feet in the
> mouth to walk or talk..
You could always upload it to www.pad.ma then, its HTML 5 and ogg based :)
Surya Sharma me(a)suryas.info 9920482321
Thanks everyone who replied.
2010/2/25 Dinesh Shah (દિનેશ શાહ/दिनेश शाह) <dineshah(a)gmail.com>
> On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 8:35 PM, Arun Khan <knura9(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2010/2/25 Dinesh Shah (દિનેશ શાહ/दिनेश शाह) <dineshah(a)gmail.com>:
>> > Today I was trying to install some packages on Fedora 10 system. I am
>> > shocked that the original mirrors are gone!
>> > Can you help me setup alternate mirror sites for my Fedora 10? I DO NOT
>> > to upgrade to Fedora 11/12. :-)
The issue is resolved. The problem was corrupt yum repo DBs. Here is what I
did to resolve the issue.
$ sudo yum clean all
$ sudo yum clean metadata
$ sudo yum clean dbcache
$ sudo yum makecache
$ sudo yum update
$ sudo yum install dia
--Dinesh Shah :-)
Shah Micro System
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Raghavendra S <raghuarr(a)gmail.com>
Date: 25 February 2010 16:47
Subject: [FSUG-Bangalore] Announcement of National Conference On Free
Software- 2010, Bangalore
It is a matter of great pride for all of us that the National
Conference On Free Software is being held in Bangalore on 20th and
21st of March,2010. The conference would be hosted by the Free
Software Movement-Karnataka(FSMK) http://www.nc2010.fsmk.org/
The conference aims at enhancing awareness on Free Software in the country.
As run-up to the Conference, we will be organizing Technical Workshops
in colleges, inviting other college students and professionals in
Bangalore for the same.These will be in the mode of hands-on workshops
like we have been doing in the past. We are also trying to focus on
the Kannada localization, Accessibility tools and customized
distributions for students. There will also be some interesting inputs
to the Conference in terms of activities from the Slum Computing
Centers as well.
In the conference, apart from spreading the word of Free Software
-- We are trying to focus on the sociology of ICT as a whole.
-- Discussions on the Policy track will focus on working with the IT
ministry to try and get Free Software in school education in Karnataka
-- Our community has been keenly watching version 2.4 of Draft Policy
on Open Standards, We will work with all communities including open
source in this conference for this important battle for software
-- Good number of talks by reputed speakers in the realm of Free
Software struggle are being organized over the two days
Shri Katta Subramania Naidu, IT minster, Karnataka will be
inaugurating the conference. Central ministers and State IT
ministers, prominent literary figures, industry professionals and
students are expected to participate.
We take this as an opportunity to urge each one of you to lend your
help and support in making this National Conference on Free Software a
Free Software is the future, the future is ours.
Is anyone interested in running and maintaining an Online Linux Distro
Store for India. [tuxdvds.com] ? I took it down a few weeks back.
If anyone is interested please mail me off list.
I have a gateway server (CentOS5 + Squid) running since past 2 years.
I need to free up the current server and prepare the same setup (CentOS5 +
Squid) on a new hardware.
I am exploring the short cut option of cloning the HDD and putting in a new
When the cloned HDD boots in a new h/w environment, the OS will scream for
new hardware found.
I am sure the OS will then adjust its parameters for the new hardware.
But, Is this a good approach ? Are there any stability issues ?
Has anyone done this before ?
Another approach I thought is to install CentOS5 and then copy only the "/"
partition from the old HDD to the new one.
Is there any other way of doing this ?
What is the best way ?
I am just trying to avoid reinstall & reconfigure efforts.
Thx & regards,
PS: There are reasons why I need to do all this, hence I would appreciate if
we limit the discussions to "best approach for move HDD into a new
This is an interesting link where a syllabus for elementary computer
education based on Ubuntu has been prepared for classes 1 to 4. It has
been prepared by IIT with support of the Shri Shri Ravishankar Vidya
Mandir. It is licensed under Creative Commons and can be used by anyone.