I found a very interesting bug report on ubuntu! If you haven’t heard about Ubuntu, then this bug report is definetely a must read. Check it out!
Microsoft has a majority market share in the new desktop PC marketplace. This is a bug, which Ubuntu is designed to fix.
Bug #1 in Ubuntu – Microsoft has a majority market share
I tried to see how the latest release of Ubuntu has addressed this particular bug, and I see that it is still pending. Although, the open-source OS guys are striving a lot for features, but somehow everyone has forgotten the root-cause that made unix so popular.
Both System V and BSD version allowed the user to quick execute a set of jobs, allowed users to stitch small applications to make bigger equivalents of them. I see that no one is trying to challenge the notion of UI that Windows introduced back in the last century! A lot of that is happening on the web, but we need that kind of radical rethinking of UI, if you want to kick Microsoft’s share down!
technorati tags: OS, UI design, Windows, Ubuntu, Linux
Yet another wondeful ride on my bike, and I’m road wiser !!
I rode to Pondy last Friday, (the usual weekend get-away). Having been long since my bike stretched its engines, this ride was a nice change for both me and my bike.
Pitck black, it was, that night, but very little traffic on the roads. A cool breeze was working its way up my spine. Frequent drops of impending rain, threatened to drench me, my soul and my bike, as we streamed past Mahabalipuram. Stopped momentarily at Kalapakkam for a tea. The warm tea, quenching my raving hunger, the news that india lost miserably (yet again!) to South Africa, set my my pulse raving to get to Pondy to catch the highlights of India-trashing! (just wanted to see how badly our team can perform)
the rest of the journey, was fairly eventless (for a change!) and the ECR seemed deserted. Passed hardly a dozen vehicles on my way home! That is weird for a Friday night you know! The ride lasted 2 hours and 30 mins. (btw I managed to miss the highlights, thanks to some movie on Sony – never seem to be able to win an argument over the possesion of the remote Pinky wins round 1)
technorati tags: travel, bike rides, pondicherry, ECR
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I know I need to refrain from this incessant habit of link-blogging, but hey, somethin’ better than nothin’. A lot has been happening lately, but no time for that now!
Atlast!!! Finally!! I got to lay my hands on the Creative Zen Micro I have been drooling over all these days! One of Guru’s friend’s finally agreed to get it here.
It is much smaller that I thought it would be, but it is one of the coolest gadgets I have laid my hands on. None of the images on the web do any justice to the drool value of this pod-killer. The only disappointment until now, has been the need to shell out $40 for the charger, which I haven’t bought as of now. Need to find out how much they would fleece me for it in India.
Along with the zen, came the really kewl Sennheiser. All I can say is that, it is german audio engineering at its very best. The audio fidelity of these headphones are simply amazing.
Check out these links for more information on the above mentioned kewl gadgets:
Creative Zen Micro
Sennheiser HD 202