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

  • From: "Amal Krishnan" <alterk0de@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: floss-cec@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 23 Sep 2006 22:47:26 +0530

Heya !


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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.
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Thanks ... atleast u agree that u need windows to do all those special
things !!!


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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
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Thats kind ! ..... Well .. i request the We* to do something for college
site first ! ... And
better train all those staffs too !


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We have to force people in to this kind of a thing, coz else we will not
have any control on the p2p softwares.

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Check out !

http://www.surfcontrol.com/

There's lots more ....


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MEC has full GNU/Linux there, so does NIT C. I think if they can cope up,
CEC also can

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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.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/
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