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Archive for June, 2005

w00t

Posted by Kunal on June 17, 2005

The joy of receiving something for free.

I just received a courier of free Ubuntu Linux cds! They sent me 12 sets of Ubuntu ( 2 cds each). Out of these, 10 are for normal x86 PCs while the remaining two sets are for AMD64 PCs. All of this for nothing.

I havent tried Ubuntu as yet, but I have worked on other Debian based distributions (In case you didn’t know, Ubuntu is based on another distribution called Debian which is the granddaddy of all distros). Apparently Ubuntu is newbie friendly and GUI rich. It can also be used as a Live CD.

So, if you want to try Linux or just want to add to your distro collection just put a comment. Obviously, I won’t charge for the cds )

If you are wondering why they sent me free cds in the first place, then visit the Ubuntu website. They ship cds to everyone for free, there is no catch.

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Hippies

Posted by Kunal on June 16, 2005

An article on CNET argues that hippies could have inspired the computer revolution. While I don’t quite agree, it still is a good read.

In an essay he wrote for Time magazine in 1995, Brand maintained that the communal and libertarian outlook espoused during the hippie era spawned the seeds that later bore fruit in the form of the modern cyberrevolution. “At the time, it all seemed dangerously anarchic (and still does to many), but the counterculture’s scorn for centralized authority provided the philosophical foundations of not only the leaderless Internet but also the entire personal-computer revolution.?

There is something about hippies. I don’t know why, but I like the hippies.

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