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Few days back I released my game named as “Hungry Snake” on Google Code  http://code.google.com/p/hungry-snakes/ . Today I got an email from the Softpedia team that they have added my game under the category of Mac Os applications Category. They  tested the game in their software labs and certified it as 100 % free which means  it does not contain any form of malware, including but not limited to: spyware, viruses, trojans and backdoors. The Game is published under the GPL license. You can run it on any platform. At the time of the writing download count in total (Google Code + Softpedia) is about 250. I can feel the power of open source. Thanks to Richard Stallman and Linus Torvalds .

Game Download Links – http://code.google.com/p/hungry-snakes/downloads/list
http://mac.softpedia.com/get/Games/Hungry-Snake.shtml

Softpedia Certificate Link –  http://mac.softpedia.com/progClean/Hungry-Snake-Clean-98721.html

 

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It’s a pleasure to present the 6th issue of the GeeksZine and hope that we’ll keep on improving and delivering the zine for many more years to come. This issue of the zine consists of Turning your old machines into development workhorse using PuppyLinux, Text processing with power tool Sed and a writeup on the current release of PyMakeMeLazyNDumb. Also there are regular News bytes and Tips n tricks sections for you. A big thanks to Richard StallmanLinus Torvalds and all the Geeks there to pamper us with FLOSS and make the GeeksZine possible. FLOSS Rulz!!!

Link – http://richnusgeeks.com/geekszine-december-2010-issue

 

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GeeksZine November issue


Sweet November brings another colorful issue  of GeeksZine. We have put togetherShell Internals, Git, a writeup on an automation tool PyMakeMeLazyNDumb along with some Cool Tricks and News Bytes this month. We invite everyone to become a part of the GeeksZine so that we all could prove that Open Source is Fun. A big thanks to Richard StallmanLinus Torvalds and all the Geeks there to pamper us with FLOSS and make the GeeksZine possible. FLOSS Rulz!!!

To Download the Magazine visit – http://richnusgeeks.com/geekszine-november-2010-issue

 

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Tux-welcome to my world

This is my first post on the blog. So I want to share my Experience how I came into this  Gnu/Linux World.

I want to ask a question guys- How many time you thought that ” It will be great if the software got the feature i needed”??????  Solution is -World of Gnu/Linux

What is Gnu/linux- well I am not gonna tell you people in detail because you can search about it on the web and millions of answers you will get . In short to say Gnu/linux is an open source operating  system. You can Download the source code of all the tools and softwares under this operating system and can modify it according to your needs.

First Time I install  Ubuntu on my laptop in Jan 2009 (3rd Trimester of my coll). On First Look  Graphical User Interface to me looks Dizzy. Quite Impressive but when I started working doing my regular work on it,I found it really difficult. You have to start with Command Line (terminal) for things like compiling programs and all.. So at last I uninstalled it from my laptop. But something keeps striking my mind that what’s this thing… Y people love it so much??? what are the magical facts about it?? Then I reinstalled it and this time I use it properly. Whenever a problem was there, I just posted the problem on the web and thanks to the Linux community for that. Within 2-3 Hrs I got reply from the people  solving my problem and this way I move further and further into this great world of Gnu/Linux. Believe me guys Gnu/linux has changed the way i use to work on the laptop. Thanks to Linus Torvalds and Richard Stallman for creating this enviornment.

There are many myths about Linux in the minds of common people but they are myths only. They are not true at all…..

Myth 1- Free means Free of cost like Free Beer

Answer- Free word has many meanings and in the world of  Gnu/Linux its Freedom not free of cost. Freedom for modify your software according to your needs by changing the available source code. Freedom to distribute it among others.  There is no mention anywhere that  “Free” software  is free of cost.  You can charge of the software you made but the condition is you have to made the source code Available. In the world of Gnu/linux Knowledge comes first and then money.  “Free Speech Not Free Beer. You can earn a lot by providing the support for the softwares.

Myth 2- Linux is more of command line work. Bad At Graphical Interface

Answer- You will start working and enjoying the command line as soon as you start working on the Linux.  And for those who thinks that it is bad at Graphical Interface  then try out compiz guys. You will see amazing Graphical work.  A pic is shown below to show the  the Graphical View

Try Compiz Guys

Myth 3-  There are only few Gnu/Linux users around

Answer- Linux Community is growing very fast. Ubuntu distribution now holds above 8 million users and this is just one distribution stats. There are many Distributions of Linux like Redhat,Gentoo,opensuse,Fedora etc and hundreds of more and Linux community is very active on web. Check this by pasting any forum on the web and you will surprised to see the number of people want to help you

Myth 4- I am a Microsoft Windows user,What about the softwares and all i am using on Microsoft Windows

Answer- I guarantee you people that there exist all the alternative of the Windows software in Linux.

Microsoft Office —-> Libre Office

Matlab ————–> Gnu Octave

PhotoShop ———–> Gimp

Gcc Compiler one of the most powerful complier of the world where u can do your C type programming.

Window Media Player- Vlc,Tottem Movie player

and the list goes on……….. You will find minimum one software alternative in linux however more than one is possible but atleast one is always there. More over Famous softwares like Skype,Vlc,gns3,Dropbox,Java-sdk also runs on the linux too. they have got the Linux support too.

Still if you want to use windows software under Linux for some reason,  you can use WINE (Wine is not an emulator) to run many windows programs like packet tracer on Linux.

Myth 5-It is not worth bothering to learn Linux because most companies use Microsoft Windows and thus a knowledge of Windows is desired for most jobs.

Answer- I think its the worst myth.  People also use Linux at a large scale.  60% of the world companies uses LAMP(linux apache mysql php/python/perl) server for their working. Movies like Titanic, Avatar and thousands others are made on these servers.What stops the companies from adopting the Linux in their work culture because of lack of Linux Professionals. People with Linux skills typically get paid substantially more than people with Windows skills. Developers Always prefer Linux. So guys don’t think ever that you can’t earn through linux

Comments and suggestions are always welcome. I might be wrong at some point and if u feel so plz correct me. I dont mind in learning at all.

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