Archive for July, 2007

Here’s one more

Posted on July 18, 2007. Filed under: open source |

The Chennai Corporation chooses to use OpenOffice in all its computers in the Rippon Building and zonal offices in a bid to cut its computing bills.

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The ELCOT Success Story

Posted on July 17, 2007. Filed under: open source |

Electronics Corporation Of TamilNadu embraces OSS and migrates from Microsoft Windows to SUSE Linux. Here’s UmaShankar, Director, ELCOT giving a video presentation on the migration and how it helped ELCOT.

He talks of Applications developed inhouse using open source technologies for:
1. Property Registration
2. Issue of Family ID Card
3. Issue of Farmer Cards
& yeah, The world’s first Linux Powered ATM developed by ELCOT.
Employees come out with how these are helping day-to-day functioning of the Corporation.

Great work ELCOT !! Way to go!

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Proto Registration Confirmed !!!

Posted on July 14, 2007. Filed under: conference |

Did you know that my registration got confirmed?
Mood: Happy!!

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Chennai Linux User Group Meeting

Posted on July 14, 2007. Filed under: open source |

I attended the Chennai Linux User Group meeting at the IIT this afternoon. I had joined the group about a month back. There were two sessions

1. Debian Linux by Kumar
[History of the distro, methods and steps in installing it, pros of using Debian Linux, community processes, contributing, bug fixing mechanisms, the toy story and more.. ]

2. Ruby on Rails by [Er.. I don remember his name.].
He demoed an application built his team on ROR for a client in 5-6 days.

And yeah, I should admit it. I fell in love with the IIT Campus once more. It’s so so green. Deers wandering around. Sigh! They charged me Re. 1 to take me from the gates to the GC in a battery powered vehicle. 🙂 So cheap, haina? You’ll forget that you’re in Chennai till you come out of the gates.

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Vote for the H2O Chennai Poll

Posted on July 12, 2007. Filed under: chennai |

Are you a chennaite?
Do you care for safe drinking water?
Ever wondered where the water you drink comes from?
Ever bothered to enquire about your water can supplier agency?

Take this simple poll to assist us in evaluating public awareness on this simple issue.

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