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Open Source : Share & Flourish

Discussion in 'Open Source' started by Cool G5, Jul 2, 2009.

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  1. Cool G5

    Cool G5 Active Member

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    An article which I published on my blog which I feel the forum members should read. A bit lengthy though.
    In a glimpse its about;
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    A story of a boy who started loving Linux & appreciating Open Source.
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    Adopting Open Source was the decision I took solely as per my heart. It was not forced upon me by anybody. It received appreciation from some while others continued saying I have gone mad. But I am happy with my decision as it came from within my heart & was not a forced/influenced one. Open Source also is a phenomenon which should not be forced. I have seen many die hard fanatics going overboard & create OS wars which are an utter waste of time. These are known as fanboys. They exist for every OS – Linux, Mac or Windows. However most of the people don’t know that a person will follow/preach a particular product only when he is thoroughly satisfied with it. You cannot force an individual to use Linux. You need to make him/her understand the pros & cons without being biased.

    Right from the outset, I had decided that I won’t ever force Linux on anybody. This time around I was surprised as how one of my friend – Rigved Samant got impressed with Linux. Beginning the New Year, I wholeheartedly devoted my whole drive to Linux wiping out pirated Windows XP. The friend in this story used to pay occasional visits to my home. Every time he used to arrive, he used to catch me up sitting in front of my computer fiddling away with Linux. We used to perform our regular tasks such as browsing the web, sharing pictures, downloading from web etc. The only difference here was he was able to get to know Linux in general. As time passed, he started asking me some queries. His interest piqued further then he started asking me to share the medias of linux distros with him. Though he didn’t installed them but he used to try out (Live Environment) every release be it Alfa, Beta or Final with me. There were times when he used to download the distros as soon as they got released & then provide me the same.

    One day the same friend called me. To my surprise he asked me out as how to install Ubuntu on his system. He was clueless about the partitioning part. I explained him on the phone as he performed the same on his computer. We hung up after a while & then later after half an hour or so he again called me up to tell that the installation was successful. I was glad upon hearing this. From then, he developed a unique interest in Linux. The levels are so high that he has started criticizing some aspects in windows. He is enjoying using Linux to the hilt.
    The other day while chatting I asked him the reason behind his sudden interest in Linux. He pointed that it was the ‘Choice’ which Linux offers is what he likes. He even praised the fast development cycle of Linux & also appreciated the idea of Open Source project wherein people contribute round the world. The different way of computing is also another aspect of Linux which he is proud to use. He has started exploring different things under Linux & in the process he is always getting to learn something different, something new. He further added that adopting Linux was his own choice & that I did not play any role in enforcing it on him. These words relieved me as I was now totally sure that I did not force Linux upon him unknowingly. When asked upon whether he will use Linux fulltime, he answered “It’s not what he pondered upon”. But going at the moment, I wouldn’t be surprised if he someday ditches Windows once & for all. Now he looks up to me as a mentor & I am all ready to provide him with the required assistance in his Linux voyage. This is Open Source – Share & Flourish.
     
  2. pr.itdude

    pr.itdude tHe nEw gEEk......ITian

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    ^^ roughly same story here........, im loving it (linux) , but i hav dual boot now...!!!
     
  3. Vishal Patil

    Vishal Patil Linux all the way

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    the installation part is same as mine.. lol
     
  4. krishnandu.sarkar

    krishnandu.sarkar Simply a DIGITian

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    Me too....!!

    Use dual boot with XP and Fedora.
     
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    Cool G5 Active Member

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    At-least a few people replied. Seriously this forum is dead.
     
  6. Rahim

    Rahim Married!

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    ^You should be grateful they replied to your post ::D while mine is ignored most of the time :D
     
  7. hellknight

    hellknight BSD init pwns System V

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    I've been using Linux and now I'll take the RHCE Exam.. also learnt OpenSolaris, Mac OS X, FreeBSD (well, almost) with the help of Linux
     
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    phuchungbhutia Om Ma Ni Pä Me Hum

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    Hi i want to know about open solaris . . If it uses deb pack or something else . . I want to do some programming in java and its been some years i did any . . Plus i need to know if its any better than ubuntu . . Or should i go for ubuntu instead . .
     
  9. hellknight

    hellknight BSD init pwns System V

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    Well.. Linux and OpenSolaris are different... OpenSolaris has GNOME but has different package format but uses the same Package Manager GUI... you shd try it.. but not recommended over Ubuntu...
     
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    @a rahim
    I've checked out all the articles you've posted, though I didnt have the time to post my comments on them :|

    @OP
    I previously had a Ubuntu +XP dual boot (for like 8 months) till I had to format the Ubuntu partition to get more space on my almost full HDD :(

    It was really smooth and fun while it lasted though :)
     
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    Cool G5 Active Member

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    @Rahim - Yep. I know but its time this forum needs an overhaul. A fresh start, a fresh batch of active members. We're the only one left in Open Source section.

    @phuchungbhutia - Install Fedora from DVD(select programming tools while installing).
     
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    hellknight BSD init pwns System V

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    @phuchungbhatia.. and the Fedora DVD has Netbeans support.. so you can start working on Java ASAP!!
     
  13. pr.itdude

    pr.itdude tHe nEw gEEk......ITian

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    True........but kaha gaye sab......??
    its not true........im ur fan yaar....u r the one who helped me to get into this Open business....;)
     
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    ^Was that a serious question??? :confused:
     
  15. j1n M@tt

    j1n M@tt New Member

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    Nice long story Cool G5 :)

    btw I love linux...and learned the beginning from guys here in TDF, especially Praka123 and FilledVoid and all helped me a lot. But I think those old members and all left here.

    I just use linux for fun and out of my enthusiasm to learn :) ...I can't get serious with it because of the nature of my work :( I'm a web and GUI designer, and I need Adobe creative suites and other tools which only works in Windows...and for programming I prefer Windows itself, except for Java projects. I find WAMP better than LAMP....because it is easy to code php along with the design works than switching between Windows and Linux.
     
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    Yes, I can understand. Some tools are better supported on Windows. Sometimes switching becomes a headache. Virtualization is no solution too. :(
     
  17. Ecko

    Ecko Wandering In Tecno Land

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    Using Linux with Dual boot till i get used to it
    Still long way to go 4 linux & ubuntu looks a healty option
     
  18. Dark Core

    Dark Core Freak Beta 1

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    I love Linux more than Windows, but still I prefer dual booting - may be some other time I will switch completly to Linux
     
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    Lol nothing new...half of my friends turned to linux the same way u said...seeing my usage of linux at my home...the things that impressed them was its fast,virus free,visually better expirence than xp and at last free of cost...n some ppl like to watch p*rn in linux....

    but when it comes to gaming win is inevitable for me n also them
     
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    Didn't get the logic here? To hide the recent history from their sisters or something?
     
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