[floss-cec] Re: [fsug-kochi-discuss] Install and run Ubuntu without disturbing Windows

  • From: "Amal Krishnan" <alterk0de@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: floss-cec@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2007 00:33:18 -0800

Like every else in this group, i know why free software is important.
So, you are totally losing the topic by defining it again :-p. Its
really about making choices. So my Macbeth, let your views save thee
... Free software isn't anything about fighting against MS. Most of
them time you can find fsf lads crying for credit
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU/Linux_naming_controversy) and
complaining about MS. Grow up and respect other people's freedom to
make choices...

Regards to your GF



On 1/23/07, Binulal N Achary <binulal@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Well, we do not have a constraint that the milkman should code the cow as
well; Coders xyz team could code teh cow, and the milkmen could just milk
them. And lawyers pqr could argue that this cow is a FLOSS cow, and hence
the they can modify it.. and coders jkl can patch it!
    You may not feel bad when you are in an isolated cell working on a
windows machine, your M$ word application fails to save a particular kinda
file... you/your geeky friend  knows what's going wrong.. the app is
screwing up with file and dirs and you have to wait on end to fix it... and
M$ says they will fix it in a release scheduled after two years.. and they
cannot fix it with highest priority because they gave you a discounted
license!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  We do!
    And I always have a problem when my gf asks why she's so special to me
:P so no comments on your last sentence!!!!



On 1/24/07, Amal Krishnan <alterk0de@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Lol ... dude  ... If noone ever coded a cow, who would milk it ? ...
> We are going a bit off the topic. As i told you, Free software is
> great and it doesn't hurt to have software thats not free. Thats what
> makes Free Software so special :-)
>
> I Had enuf :-P
> Alter
>
> On 1/23/07, Binulal N Achary <binulal@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >    Milking a cow doesn't require formal education, dude!!!  If you just
> > churn out code, it will remain code only. You add to it this
philosophies
> > that it becomes the pet of human minds.. free software needs / has all
kinds
> > of people. now *free* and *open* are not resctricted to software, it
will go
> > to other areas of human activity as well, eventually.
> >     Coding is a way you can contribute, but if you don't advertise who's
> > gonna use your code???? You have to find the users or Users have to find
the
> > coders.. either way.... either M$ like comps create monopolies or fsf
like
> > organisation help people save hell lot of money.
> >
> >  I give up... i give up.. I give up...
> >
> >
> > On 1/23/07, Amal Krishnan < alterk0de@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > I see free software as a means to expand my knowledge. I really don't
> > > care about commie stuff. We don't have lawyers, advertisers, artists,
> > > social workers or cow specialists here. All we have is a bunch of kids
> > > who code. Tell me Binu, will you be able to achieve anything with your
> > > cow if you aren't a cow surgeon ?... contribute to free software by
> > > coding free software :-)
> > >
> > > Alter
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > On 1/23/07, Binulal N Achary < binulal@xxxxxxxxx > wrote:
> > > > C'mon! FLOSS is not an all coders brigade!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  It
covers
> > > > anything in a computer, including the legal stuff! Coders, network
> > engrs,
> > > > system designers, lawyers, advertisers, artists, social workers,
> > teachers,
> > > > students,  FLOSS  users, People supporting children in Somalia via
Vim
> > > > contribs, CPI(M) :)), Achu mama, ........  This basically means :
> > > >  - if one is using GNU/Linux you are a FLOSS guy!
> > > >  - If one is using Emacs, GCC, Openoffice,... on Windows you are a
floss
> > > > guy!!!
> > > >  - If you are using GIMP/Firefox/GCC on Mac you are a floss guys..
> > > >  - If you help people use FLOSS you are a floss guy,
> > > >  - If you have passed an ordinace to get GNU/Linux in schools,
.........
> > All
> > > > fads, huh??
> > > >
> > > >      If I have paid for XYZ software, It hurts to see that I do not
own
> > > > it,!!! You bought a M$ cow, but you can only take the milk and the
> > dung!!!
> > > > And you cannot milk it unless M$ allows you to!!! I donno if they
will
> > have
> > > > a EULA for the crap:))  If one has a pirated copy of Window$
> > > > .......................................!!!! . We
stand
> > for
> > > > good citizens, not pirates, we stand for *freedom* to milk the cow;
to
> > patch
> > > > the cow if it's giving less milk and and dung; and create better
cows
> > out of
> > > > it too :D
> > > >
> > > >  I give up here!!!
> > > >  Binulal
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > On 1/23/07, Amal Krishnan < alterk0de@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > I have nothing against Apple.... Infact i agree with you about the
> > > > > quality of their products. I was just picking on Githin who thinks
> > > > > that everything that is not "free" is not worth using.
> > > > > Free software is great and it doesn't hurt to have software that's
> > > > > closed too. Most of the folks who talk about free software in cec
are
> > > > > not coders themselves. They are into it like its some kind of a
fad!
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Alter
> > > > >
> > > > > On 1/23/07, Binulal N Achary < binulal@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > > > > M$ =/= Apple. Macs are worth the money, as far as I could
> > experience. I
> > > > > > swear to Lucifer I used Safari instead of IE :D ! I am a big fan
of
> > the
> > > > > > magical Gooey's they churn out.   M$ stuff has always been
crappy!!!
> > > > Apple
> > > > > > knows what they write the code for, not like M$ who would blame
IBMs
> > and
> > > > > > Intels for their closed design.  I wonder how amazing the world
> > would
> > > > have
> > > > > > been if these three players were open early enough towards
FLOSS.
> > > > Seeing
> > > > > > the fall of Sun, I do not think it'll take liong before we see
an
> > Open
> > > > M$
> > > > > > app.
> > > > > >     A lil' off topic, we have some history/sociology topics like
> > Nehru
> > > > and
> > > > > > Lalu prasad Yadav.......  who could be considered of the same
genre
> > as
> > > > Gate$
> > > > > > - I'm not sure abt Steve, though!!! I'm so impressed by Pixar
that I
> > > > will
> > > > > > think twice if I hear anything negative abt Steve! And the
> > sofistication
> > > > > > Macs bring to CG is amazing too.  You may have a thousand things
> > against
> > > > > > Macs, but many of the Hollywood production studios will stop
working
> > if
> > > > you
> > > > > > don't have those video processing tools and the processing
calibre
> > Macs
> > > > > > hold. Macs are BIG. And GNU/Linux holds a future (present too, i
> > think!)
> > > > > > here, if you can feed it with cpu/gpu cycles.  Going back to
were we
> > > > > > started, I think I read a few months back that Linus uses a G5..
> > well
> > > > > > running Linux on it :p
> > > > > >
> > > > > >  Binoooooooooooooooooooo
> > > > > >
> > > > > > On 1/23/07, Amal Krishnan < alterk0de@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > > > > > Now don't tell me that you guys haven' t eaten from KFC
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > On 1/22/07, Amal Krishnan < alterk0de@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > > > > > > Microsoft == Apple ... its only "entropy" that makes them
> > different.
> > > > > > > > Anyway, agreed with the more "OPEN" part. But, don't you
> > think,Oh
> > > > > > > > mighty creator of eip Eipoop that Apple products are a bit
> > > > overpriced
> > > > > > > > when compared to MS ?
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > --snipped--
> > > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > --
> > > > > > The more "why"s I ask about my self, the more mysterious it
becomes.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Binoooooooo
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > --
> > > > > AlterK0de
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> > > >
> > > > --
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> > > > The more "why"s I ask about my self, the more mysterious it becomes.
> > > >
> > > > Binoooooooo
> > >
> > >
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> > Binoooooooo
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Binoooooooo


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