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

  • From: "Githin Alapatt" <githin@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: floss-cec@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2006 23:38:22 +0530

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.I hope a > > > step by step transition would make the matter easier rather than a sudden > > > change, that may cause an outrage among students.Say 8-10 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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