Linux in Ludhiana
pirated copy of Windows Operating System is what runs most computers
in a majority of homes as well as small and medium business
establishments. A beginning has been made to break the hegemony of
Microsoft by a small group that has taken upon itself the task of
training the common man in the use and implementation of the Linux
operating system. Sucharu, a non-profit NGO, aims at
implementing Linux and software solutions.
and get SoBig virus
new variant of a computer virus spreading around the Internet on
Thursday spoofs the e-mail address of the sender, making it difficult
to determine the source of infection, anti-virus experts said.
Computer security companies were rating the virus, dubbed .e," as
a medium risk for both corporate and consumer users.
let the dogs out!
of losing your pooch? Japan’s largest home and office security
provider Secom Co Ltd thinks it can offer the paranoid pet owner a
little peace of mind. Secom said it plans to unleash a new service
later this month to track missing dogs, using satellite-based global
positioning systems (GPS) and mobile phone networks.
in pouch, confidence in heart
woman vegetable vendor recently used a cellphone and called Indian
President A P J Abdul Kalam on his mobile. The President was only a
few feet away from her and the cellphone she used was borrowed. But it
was a special day for her and thousands like her: the launch of the
Thaili (pouch) Phone Programme of Self Employed Women’s Association
of the electrical equipment like microwave ovens, mobile phones,
mobile phone base stations, shavers, vacuum cleaners, coffee machines,
radio and TV transmitters, power lines and electricity networks
generate electromagnetic fields. Some of these devices create low
frequency electromagnetic fields and others like mobile phones create
high frequency electromagnetic fields. The radiation emitted is non-ionising
and thus does not affect the living tissues.
My child is actually reading a book. Thank God! They haven’t made a Harry Potter CD.
ringtones violate Copyright Act
Laga, Saathiya and Babu ji Zara Dhire Chalna may sound
great as ringtones. But did you ever wonder how legal is it to
download pop numbers. Those in the industry say many portals and
cellular operators are jumping on to the bandwagon but a majority of
them operate illegally, according to industry sources.
in helmet for hand-free calls
announced that the company’s Bluetooth chipset has been chosen by
LensLogica for an innovative motorcycle helmet solution that allows
hand-free wireless calls with any Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone and
easy communication between two helmets that are within the Bluetooth
transmission range of a few meters, enhancing safety and comfort.
ko No Kia
mobile phone giant Nokia has ruled out any immediate plans to
establish a manufacturing or assembling unit in India to cater to its
growing market in the country. "We are catering not just to the
Indian market. We are a global player and we decide our strategy
keeping in mind the needs of our global market," Nokia’s Vice
President Sales South East Asia Pacific (SEAP) Tyler McGee says.
makes Iran govt squirm
diary of a former prostitute is one of the hottest Websites in Iran, a
strict Islamic society where the Internet is coveted for the access it
gives users to a forbidden world. The anonymous author, who presents
herself as a 24-year-old former sex worker, says she does not want to
just titillate readers in the conservative country that bans sex and
romance outside marriage.