[floss-cec] Re: Our latest plan...

  • From: "Amal Krishnan" <alterk0de@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: floss-cec@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 24 Sep 2006 07:44:32 +0530

okay ... if the dark clouds of freedom delusions still hinder ur thinking
process and if this goes into implementation, make sure that u do the same
to Devassya's (His Holiness)  laptop. Let him too know what its like to be
Free ....


" Freedom is not merely the opportunity to do as one pleases; neither is it merely the opportunity to choose between set alternatives. Freedom is, first of all, the chance to formulate the available choices, to argue over them -- and then, the opportunity to choose. " C.Wright Mills

On 9/24/06, Githin Alapatt <githin@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

You guys dont have to interfere with the blocking orkut and p2p things, its not the FLOSS cell that does it. its the college senate.

Installing GNU/Linux is not a popularity contest.


On 9/23/06, Shiv Shankar <sshankarp@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > i love linux too ... but i dont want people to say "yuck! this lab runs > linux systems" .. > > dont follow what others do ... if mec'ians and nitc'ians eat shit .. u > xpect cec'ians to eat shit ??? > > the labs in cet runs windows - orkut and p2p's are blocked there ... in > nitc they didnt block orkut, they only blocked the use of messengers ... > > know things b4 u write them .... > > On 9/23/06, Amal Krishnan < alterk0de@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > > > > > Heya ! > > > > > > Quoting ------------------------- ------------------------- > > ------------------------- ------------------------- > > > > NOTHING DOING. There will be only a GNU/Linux system there. We will > > have dual boot, but it will be locked up for any special use,,like you need > > to connect a scanner or something. > > ------------------------- ------------------------- > > ------------------------- ------------------------- > > > > Thanks ... atleast u agree that u need windows to do all those special > > things !!! > > > > > > Quoting ------------------------- ------------------------- > > ------------------------- ------------------------- > > > > I don't think its a difficult thing to just open up FIrefox and surf > > and save the necessary data on to a thumb drive. We are also making a page > > that will tell any idiot how to go about doing common things > > ------------------------- ------------------------- > > ------------------------- ------------------------- > > > > Thats kind ! ..... Well .. i request the We* to do something for > > college site first ! ... And > > better train all those staffs too ! > > > > > > Quoting ------------------------- ------------------------- > > ------------------------- ------------------------- > > > > We have to force people in to this kind of a thing, coz else we will > > not have any control on the p2p softwares. > > > > ------------------------- ------------------------- > > ------------------------- ------------------------- > > > > Check out ! > > > > http://www.surfcontrol.com/ > > > > There's lots more .... > > > > > > Quoting ------------------------- ------------------------- > > ------------------------- ------------------------- > > > > MEC has full GNU/Linux there, so does NIT C. I think if they can cope > > up, CEC also can > > > > ------------------------- ------------------------- > > ------------------------- ------------------------- > > > > We shouldn't be imitating mec or any other college.Both windows and > > linux are great Os'Z and a professional should have good skills in them > > both. Free software isn't all about > > Linux ! ... So do some other things to promote free s/w like making > > some good free software for instance !! ... > > > > > > To conclude, i'd like to take an analogy. > > Replacing all the European closets in our college with Indian ones won't do > > anything to promote Indian Ways ! .. > > As i said previously, freedom is abt having the right to make choices > > ! ... DUAL BOOT ! > > Also, this is not a flame ! ... just expressing my opinions ... Don't > > u love Free As in Free > > Speech ??? > > > > > > > > On 9/22/06, Githin Alapatt <githin@xxxxxxxxx > wrote: > > > > > > NOTHING DOING. There will be only a GNU/Linux system there. We will > > > have dual boot, but it will be locked up for any special use,,like you need > > > to connect a scanner or something. > > > > > > Thumb drives do open up on GNU/Linux also. > > > > > > I don't think its a difficult thing to just open up FIrefox and surf > > > and save the necessary data on to a thumb drive. We are also making a page > > > that will tell any idiot how to go about doing common things. > > > > > > We have to force people in to this kind of a thing, coz else we will > > > not have any control on the p2p softwares. And also, we have plans to block > > > the use of sites like orkut etc. This is not as a part of the FLOSS cell but > > > as the college senate as I have received complaints telling that people are > > > wasting simply using orkut and sitting when other students have work to do. > > > > > > MEC has full GNU/Linux there, so does NIT C. I think if they can > > > cope up, CEC also can. > > > > > > On 9/22/06, Shiv Shankar < sshankarp@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > > > > > > > What about people who dont know linux ??? U think ur thumb drive > > > > will get mounted up as u plug it in ??? And dual boot does works but u think > > > > it would be nice if some 1 want s to reboot their machine as they dont like > > > > that OS ? > > > > > > > > On 9/22/06, Amal Krishnan < alterk0de@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > > > > > > > > > Whoa yeah ... almost 4got ... Don't make fsug look like some > > > > > kind of "radical" group forcing people into using linux ... Its going to > > > > > give a bad image to the group .... and yeah , a dual boot would be good ! > > > > > > > > > > On 9/22/06, Amal Krishnan < alterk0de@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > > > > > > > > > > > lol ......... how abt a dual boot folks ??? ..... Freedom is > > > > > > abt having the right to make choices , not being forced into something .... > > > > > > thats called *Fascism. ** > > > > > > * > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > On 9/22/06, Stephen Thomas <steeve102000@xxxxxxxxx > wrote: > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Its a good idea,but dont run into problems straight away.Ihope a step by step transition would make the matter easier rather than a > > > > > > > sudden change, that may cause an outrage among students.Say8-10 systems installed with linux and the rest may run Windows. > > > > > > > Also you must be ready to give some training session for the > > > > > > > staffs and students and also be prepared to give a full time assistance till > > > > > > > the new Operating system suceeds. > > > > > > > > > > > > > > And i think no one presently have the courage to do > > > > > > > what you suggest so if you drop this idea now this wont happen in CEC for > > > > > > > another decade (i suppose). > > > > > > > Expect my full support! > > > > > > > Long live Penguin!! > > > > > > > Stephen. > > > > > > > > > > > > > > *Githin Alapatt < githin@xxxxxxxxx>* wrote: > > > > > > > > > > > > > > What crisis management? How does that happen at other > > > > > > > institutions? > > > > > > > Our purpose is not just to remove viruses and p2p, its also > > > > > > > make > > > > > > > GNU/Linux popular! Remember that! > > > > > > > > > > > > > > On 9/22/06, Shiv Shankar wrote: > > > > > > > > people will kill u if u do that ... crisis management is > > > > > > > much more difficult > > > > > > > > in Linux than windows ... u can also control p2p softwares > > > > > > > in windows and > > > > > > > > also keep viruses and spyware out ... > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > On 9/22/06, Githin Alapatt wrote: > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Githin F Alapatt > > > > > > > > > Student Coordinator > > > > > > > > > FLOSS Cell, C.E.C. > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > The Principal > > > > > > > > > C.E.C. > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > 22 September, 2006 > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Respected Sir, > > > > > > > > > Sub: Permission to install GNU/Linux. > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > If you visit the Computer Hardware Maintenance Lab that > > > > > > > is now used as > > > > > > > > > the Internet lab, you can find that most of the > > > > > > > computers are infected > > > > > > > > > with viruses. This virus disables copying and pasting > > > > > > > functions when > > > > > > > > > microsoft windows is running. Many students are wasting > > > > > > > precious > > > > > > > > > bandwidth by running p2p software and downloading songs, > > > > > > > movies, > > > > > > > > > cracked games etc. > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > The members of the FLOSS cell are interested in > > > > > > > installing GNU/Linux > > > > > > > > > on these machines. Normally, viruses don't infect > > > > > > > GNU/Linux systems > > > > > > > > > and the staff can effectively control the use of p2p > > > > > > > software on these > > > > > > > > > machines. Once installed, students can easily access the > > > > > > > Internet and > > > > > > > > > keep viruses and spy ware out. Most of the well known > > > > > > > colleges have > > > > > > > > > only GNU/Linux machines in their Internet centres. > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Hence I would request you to grant me permission with go > > > > > > > ahead with > > > > > > > > > the installation process on September 30th, Saturday. > > > > > > > The FLOSS > > > > > > > > > members would do the installation and the other students > > > > > > > who are > > > > > > > > > interested can watch and study the installation > > > > > > > procedure. > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Yours Obediently > > > > > > > > > Githin F Alapatt > > > > > > > > > Student Coordinator > > > > > > > > > FLOSS Cell > > > > > > > > > -- > > > > > > > > > Cheers :-) > > > > > > > > > githinATgmailDOTcom > > > > > > > > > Free as in Freedom > > > > > > > > > http://githin.googlepages.com/ > > > > > > > > > _______________________________________ > > > > > > > > > FLOSS Cell Mailing List > > > > > > > > > College of Engineering Chengannur > > > > > > > > > floss-cec@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > > > > > > > > > http://www.freelists.org/list/floss-cec > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > -- > > > > > > > > ==== > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Suport FireFox > > > > > > > > << http://www.spreadfirefox.com >> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > ========== > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > -- > > > > > > > Cheers :-) > > > > > > > githinATgmailDOTcom > > > > > > > Free as in Freedom > > > > > > > http://githin.googlepages.com/ > > > > > > > _______________________________________ > > > > > > > FLOSS Cell Mailing List > > > > > > > College of Engineering Chengannur > > > > > > > floss-cec@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > > > > > > > http://www.freelists.org/list/floss-cec > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > *-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- > > > > > > > * > > > > > > > *"Be good, be kind, be humane, and charitable; love your > > > > > > > fellows; * > > > > > > > *console the afflicted; pardon those who have done you > > > > > > > wrong." * > > > > > > > *Zoroaster.* > > > > > > > > > > > > > > ------------------------------ > > > > > > > Talk is cheap. 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