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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

A Journey into Ubuntu !!!

I use to be biased towards to linux when I use to use my desktop. But, after I started using a lappy more than a desktop, I was very happy with my Windows XP. Yes, the word is "happy" with adjective "very" and the person typing is "Me" and its about "Windows"

I was looking forward for Vista on my lappy for a change, but I was little hesitant about taking the decision of moving to Vista, when I wasn't actually able to find one good review about it. And, many of the users are willing to keep XP on their computers than Vista.

Well, I had one -bad- opinion on linux in my mind that it's not suitable for Laptops. May be that was the reason that kept me away from installing Linux on my laptop for more than three months !!! One of my net-friends, told me that Ubuntu is pretty good that it's a very good distro even if it's for a lappy. And I read some where that even Mr. Micheal Dell is using the same on his personal laptop.

I took the decission that I'll install Kubuntu (Ubuntu with KDE as its Window Manager. Reason : I hate GNOME). I downloaded it, burned it on a CD and booted my laptop with it. Btw, I forgot to tell you that, I tried USB Slax Killbill on my lappy which was decent but, as its not recommended to install it, I stayed away from it. But, for a less than 200 MB File, IT ROCKED !!!

Well, the CD was rotating, something was loaded, and it started some services and I'm supposed to see linux running (as Ubuntu is a Live CD itself). But, I ended up in a black screen where nothing was happening. So, I went to console and tried starting kde by myself, and ended up with an error on my screen. My heart was broken that the --so-called-- best distro now could'nt even start on my lappy. Good thing was I had a desktop next to me, and I started searching on google for possible reasons. The reason was that bloody ATI video card, which doesn't have decent linux drivers (I din't knew before buying my laptop, otherwise my decision would've certainly changed !!!)

I found a step by step procedure for installing Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 6400 and it was my guide for the installation. But, first step itself was a *duh* factor for me. He was telling about installation with Alternate CD when I've downloaded Desktop CD and burned it. Being so stubborn and after knowing problems, I thought, I'll fix by distro with the hints of that guy.

I've enabled Internet Connection Sharing on my desktop, connected my lappy to it and booted the CD again. I downloaded ATI drivers, installed them, got GUI and installed Ubuntu on my lappy successfully.  Once I rebooted my lappy, as I knew, ATI drivers were absent, so, I had to repeat same procedure again to get it working. Then, I thought to try the *so called* best eyecandy desktop manager Beryl on my lappy even though, I've that stupid ATI video card on my lappy.  For my, happiness, the same guy gave instructions to do that on those using Xgl. Well, I ended up in some troubles, but fixing them one by one, I finally did it.

Well, the output was one of the sexiest desktops I've ever seen. It looks damn sleek and damn sexy with so much of flexibility in looks. Ubuntu is just not good, but it really rocks if its in good hands and if those hands know how to use Google.

Thanks to Ubuntu team for creating such a cool distro. Thanks to my best friend Google for indexing the required pages. Thanks to the guy at Ubuntu Forums for the simple step by step tutorial. Thanks to AMD for such crappy support for ATI on Linux and increasing my patience and letting me know that I've to suggest Nvidia to my friends from now on. Thanks to such sexy looks of Beryl for making me feel like writing about my Journey into Ubuntu or rephrasing it as A Journey of Ubuntu into my heart ;)

For guys, who wants to decide what to install, here is the video of war between Vista and Ubuntu

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

V.Tech :(

* One phsycho with couple of guns.
* "Ismael Ax" written on his arm.
* Some flickr photo telling that he wanted to call him Ismael.
* Thousands of blogs discussing meaning of of those two words.
* Thousands of people googling and trying to crack that code.
* Two Indians dead.
* Thousands of people rushing to Indian student's orkut page and scrapping the DEAD person their condolences (as if she is going to read it from heaven) Another stupid thousands scrapping ONE LIVING person with same name who is from Mumbai their deep condolences.
* And that stupid girl still not willing to change her name in orkut (atleast to tell those guys that she is alive).
* Some idiots fighting in rediff that its all because of Bush (as if he is the only president of USA who allowed GUNS).
* Some idiots in rediff fighting that professor shouldn't be given that much respect as he never took his parents to USA and expressed his love.
* Psycho's parents are shocked to know that their son did all the mess.

In all those, I'm just wondering why wasn't such a big media hype when some bloody psychos blasted trains in Mumbai and killed hundreds of people ???

Different people, different worries. Day after 2morrow everyone will forget this and go back to their work. A month later even V.Tech will forget this. The only people who might remember this for longer time are victim's relations.

Just because of one psycho's actions, so many dreams shattered, so many lives affected. All, I can do is feel sad and bad for the victims and forget all these in a week and worry about something else.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Guess what ?

Guess what's happening in my life ??? Nothing !!! Life is sooooooo boring and it became soooo routine that, I don't have anything to write here. Will write something when something really happens in life.

Hey, wait .. Yeah, something happened. Two of my team mates left my team with their personal reasons. My Friend's list whom I talk to and meet every day is reduced by two. And it made me feel little sad. Colleagues becoming friends might not be a good thing in big companies as they may leave you at any time. As long as they are growing/happy, I'm happy to miss my friends.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Fool’s Day !!!

Good Eveninggggggggggggggggggggg Junta,

Welcome to the Fool's Paradise. I know that whoever reads this might not read on an evening, even then, I wrote Good Evening. Yeah, I understood your question. You were asking "Any reasons behind that?" Well, Yeah. There is one big reason. I'm a fool … just like everyone else here in this world.

Don't wonder. That's true. According to Google, fool is a person who lacks good judgment or a guy who neglects and despises what relates to salvation. No doubts about it, we lack good judgment. There are many guys fooling around you every day. Either you just don't care or you don't know that he is fooling around you. Every one of us get so many mails about so many things, we just don't apply our brain and forward them to another bunch of people. Some intelligent folks among us understand that it's a crap mail and they don't care to tell the guys who believe it to be truth !!!

I'm pasting one of my friend's forward here, which really makes some meaning.

I want to thank all my friends
Because of your

I stopped drinking Coca-Cola after I found out that it's good only for removing toilet stains.

I stopped going to the movies for fear of sitting on a needle infected with AIDS

I smell like a wet dog since I stopped using deodorants because they cause cancer.

I also stopped answering the phone for fear that they may ask me to dial a stupid number and then I get a phone bill from hell with calls to Uganda ,Singapore and Tokyo.

I also stopped drinking water outside for fear that I will get sick from the rat shit and urine.

When I go to parties, I don't look at any girl, no matter how hot she is, for fear that she will take me to a hotel, drug me, then take my kidneys and leave me taking a nap in a bathtub full of ice.

I also donated all my savings to the Amy Bruce account. A sick girl that was about to die in the hospital about 7,000 times. (Poor girl! she's been 7 since 1993...)

My free Nokia phone never arrived and neither did the free passes for a paid vacation to Disneyland.

Made some Hundred wishes before forwarding those Dalai Lama, Ganesh Vandana,Tirupathi Balaji pics etc..

Now most of those "Wishes" are already married (to someone else)!!!! and m still waitin 4 that gud newz............although got some other gud newz which waz nt gud 4 me

You can add your own notes based on your similar experience and send them to your friends.


If you do not send this e-mail to at least 913760 people in the next 10 seconds,a bird will shit on your head today at 6:30 p.m.

Give me a break!!

"The World Is Filled WIth Foolish Ppl And Some Think They Got Talent Too !!!"

No wonder, we are fools either by our knowledge or someone else making us fools without our knowledge. I don't think that I've to tell about our cricketers, their sponsors, etc … who make are fooling around us every damn day. Sachin is telling that he will call you back if you SMS him luck – brought to you by Reliance and Sachin bought by reliance to get your luck. Hi, this is Dravid on Hutch phone to fool around you. SRK loves Pepsi … so what ass? Act in the Pepsi ad without taking any money from them, I'll believe that you'll love Pepsi.

Never mind all my crap. I just wanted to tell this to you guys.`

"April 1st is not the only Fool's Day. We are fooled by some damn money-makers, our superstars, our cricket stars, fellow fools and many others every damn day"

By the way. Happy Birthday Rish !!!


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