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[News] The Hindu Offers an Introduction to GNU/Linux

  • Subject: [News] The Hindu Offers an Introduction to GNU/Linux
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2009 17:38:54 +0100
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Working with multiple operating systems

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| If your guest OS is Ubuntu, restart the Ubuntu virtual PC. 
| Now you will find the guest addition CD icon on the 
| desktop. Access its contents, install the guest addition by 
| clicking on the script file âautorun.shâ and restart 
| Ubuntu. At this point you will find the mouse moving freely 
| all over your machine. You can run the Ubuntu in full 
| screen mode or in seamless mode. The advantage of seamless 
| mode is that you can keep the virtual machine application 
| windows along with the application windows of your host. 
| You will find the Ubuntu application panel on the top of 
| your screen and Windows-XP task bar at its bottom. This 
| means you can listen to a radio programme via Ububtuâs 
| music player RhythmBox while composing an article with MS-
| Word from Windows XP.



On the shoulders of giants

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| K. Gopinath, associate professor at the Indian Institute of Science, points
| out that small manufacturers like HCL, Wipro and Org, adopted Unix and built
| their own systems. âIn the mid-nineties, however, proprietary OS vendor
| Microsoft became stronger and these firms dropped Unix in favour of MS.
| Interestingly, as Unix started dying, Linux started coming up.â
| In academic departments, Unix was fundamental when the Web first came in. In
| 1993, the Linux kernel and the GNU system (of the Free Software Foundation)
| appeared, followed shortly by the Web. âNow, machines that run on the DOS or
| Win3.1 operating systems were a serious liability as networking wasnât part
| of these systems.â But by the early 1994, the Web could be run on Unix
| machines or Win3.1machines.



'Indians can't afford dollar-denominated software'

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| He added IT will no longer be the prerogative of the English speaking elite.
| Red Hat Enterprise Linux, for instance, is available in 11 local languages.
| Here in India, âwe concentrate on four key verticalsâ the government,
| Banking, Financial Services and Insurance companies, telecom and education,â
| Whitehurst added.


C-DAC Launches BOSS Linux Version 3.0, Signs MoU with NIC

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| The Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) has launched its
| Bharat Operating Systems Solutions (BOSS) Linux software version 3.0
| developed by the National Resource Center for Free/Open Source Software
| (NRCFOSS). BOSS is a GNU/Linux distribution for enhancing the use of Free and
| Open Source Software (FOSS) in the country.


Say Ubuntu!!!

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| Chennai, India.
| The city administration awarded the school toppers with free laptops. Thanks
| to the organizers for the Ubuntu screens (otherwise we wouldn't have known).


Indian Courts started supporting Linux

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| Towards Speedy, Inexpensive, Transparent and Accountable Justice
| Recently the Judicial Departments has taken steps towards the opensource
| softwares and they have started the operations for that they initially
| distributed around
| 10000 nos of laptops of hp along with the Redhat enterprise linux 5 along
| with the internet connection to their officers.


C-DAC Releases Five New Products at Elitex 2008

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| C-DACâs commitment towards bridging the digital divide with Free and Open
| Source Software has crossed another major milestone with the release of
| Bharat Operating Systems Solutions (BOSS) Server Version, which can be used
| in the Government departments as an Intranet Server. The BOSS Linux Server
| has several valuable features that includes a user-friendly GUI Front end
| that has Fire fox, Thunderbird and also supports printers and USB devices
| such as cameras. Presently it supports Intel and AMD x86/x86-64 architecture
| and is being tested on other architectures. Another key feature of BOSS Linux
| is the ability to remotely control the server. BOSS Linux Server is mainly
| targeted towards Government departments / SMEâs and also towards Linux distro
| (distribution) developers for further development on Linux.

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