Theoretically, I’m pentalingual. I live in a city where most people are trilingual anyway. Almost everyone in Ahmedabad understands English, Gujarati and Hindi, albeit their levels vary widely.
All I did, was walk two extra miles and learn Spanish and Esperanto. Continue reading
I’m eagerly waiting for Ubuntu Trusty to come out.
Well, it’s not like I’m particularly interested in any of the ‘buntus, but I’m excited by the whole lot of awesome forks it will bring about.
- elementaryOS Isis will obviously be a smasher.
- Trisquel will return with a far better GNOME and more freedom in 7.0.
- Peppermint Five would make a perfect present for my netbook-using buddies frustrated by the sluggishness of Win 7.
“X is an open source alternative to Y.” A pretty common sentence, wouldn’t you agree? From this sentence alone, it is easy to guess that Y is a rather popular proprietary software, most likely paid, and X is trying to provide a similar offering, only open source.
My point is, with this kind of marketing, X may manage to attract a handful of Y users, but that’s about it. It will never go mainstream. Not even close. And you probably know about more than a few such products. Continue reading
If you’re a GNU/Linux user, you’ve most prolly heard of Muktware. It’s one of the most renowned blogs for GNU/Linux and libre software users. For those who don’t know, mukt is Hindi for free as in freedom or libre.
Well, I applied for their blogger network, and now I’m a part of it.
Even though the new sign of the Indian Rupee ₹ has been added to Unicode way back in August 2010, I still see people using the Latin alphabets Rs to denote it. That’s because their keyboard most likely doesn’t have it. Or even if it does, it doesn’t work because they are using the wrong keyboard layout, usually English (US).
It’s been quite a while since my last post in this series, thanks to my exams. Today I’ll talk about how you can make your Firefox more secure, without ruining your browsing experience. Basically, this is a list of add-ons which will try and ensure you don’t get tracked on the web. Continue reading
While the reviews of the Jolla have been generally positive, people seem to have mixed opinions on whether it will succeed in the crowded market. I, personally, do not doubt its possibility of success — my definition of success being the point in time when Apple start showing their uneasiness by copying Sailfish features. Continue reading