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a window to freedom-on dec 4th

01 Dec 2008

Hi all :)

Welcome to the inauguration of Free Software User Group, Thrissur. This will be held on 4th December 2008.

More details can be found on the FSUG Thrissur wiki page. As a member of FSUG Thrissur, I am unhappy to sat that I wont be there to attend the inauguration. I am having my university lab exams. But I will reach at the end of the event.

First meeting of FSUG Thrissur

07 Nov 2008

Today we had the first meeting of FSUG thrissur.

There were 9 members.

We all met on P G Center at 5.30 pm

2 were students from GEC

Pramode sir

Ranjith sir


Suresh ചേട്ടന്‍‍

One lady lecturer of Govt. Diploma

Two guys. Name’s I dont remember.

Also these meeting will be on every friday 5.30 pm at P G Center.

One of the thing that I noticed was that there was a lady member. Its actually women power in FOSS. We had a general discussion on the inauguration.

These were some points discussed

Inauguration on 4th December at Sahithya academy

1 day complete event

To release a tutorial CD (video) on how to install GNU/linux and also some basic operations

Poster and broucher

Also to distribute UBUNTU DVD I think still some points are missing. I hope some one will post more  on  the mailing list.

National Conference On Free Software, Kochi India

27 Oct 2008

Software . Free Knowledge . Free Humanity


15th & 16th NOVEMBER, 2008


National Conference On Free Software 2008

is being organized in Cochin Kerala (India) on 15 and 16 November 2008.

Last years event was held in Hyderabad .Perhaps we should remedy this time around, I request

readers to please spread the word about the conference widely.

The event is organised by Appropriate Technology Promotion Society(ATPS) , CUSAT, Government of Kerala’s IT@School project and Open Software Solutions Industrial Cooperative Society Limited (OSS ICS)</p>

If you like to attend National Conference on Free Software please register as a delegate online.

I think this is my first seminar I an going to attend.

My exams will start on this thursday starting with Economics. Time to study :(

Diff & Patch: An one minute tutorial

27 Sep 2008

Most of us working in open source projects need to generate modification on a special part of code.

After making changes we need to send it. Only the difference in the file is needed to be sent.

So how to create a difference(diff) file ? Simple .Follow these steps

**_diff X.c X.c > “diff file”_**

Here diff file may be X.c.diff. __

X.c is a c language file.**_


Now if we receive the diff file, how to join(patch) it with our orginal file? See below

patch X.c X.c.diff

Help Firefox3 to create a Guiness World Record

15 Jun 2008

Firefox3 will be available for free download on June17.

Now its in a mission to set a Guinness World Record for the most software downloaded in 24 hours!

so go and download from

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