Saturday, October 29, 2005

This is How I got introduced to Linux..... (part 1)



I during my intermediate bought a magazine of pcquest. It contained lot of articles on Linux which I couldn't understand used to go to library to learn new things in windows but I was reading Linux stuff,My curiosity grew....
  • what's this Linux?

  • Is it an OS?

  • I know how to install win XP. Can I install Linux?

  • These were the questions that rose in my mind. I once daredly tried downloading Linux. So I googled "download Linux". One of the website told me to get a CD writer and burn CD's . I couldn't understand. Once I even downloaded it but couldn't understand what to do???

    I was still reading these pcquest articles and want to install it desperately but having no PC of my own. I waited.
    After joining engineering I started subscribing PCQuest and was reading more articles.... Then I somehow glimpsed a copy of redhat 9 bible at my computer lab. OMG what's it doing here ?
    Enquired about that book.
    Its available at pasumarthy's ( Local famous book vender)
    ......Continued in part 2

    Saturday, October 22, 2005

    My Favourite book!


    Oliver Twist is born in a workhouse in 1830s England. His mother, whose name no one knows, is found on the street and dies just after Oliver’s birth. Oliver spends the first nine years of his life in a badly run home for young orphans and then is transferred to a workhouse for adults. After the other boys bully Oliver into asking for more gruel at the end of a meal, Mr. Bumble, the parish beadle, offers five pounds to anyone who will take the boy away from the workhouse. Oliver narrowly escapes being apprenticed to a brutish chimney sweep and is eventually apprenticed to a local undertaker, Mr. Sowerberry. When the undertaker’s other apprentice, Noah Claypole, makes disparaging comments about Oliver’s mother, Oliver attacks him and incurs the Sowerberrys’ wrath. Desperate, Oliver runs away at dawn and travels toward London.

    I dont know Why I like this book but .... I did like it from childhood.
    Click here to read the Entire BookLink