Linux user's in pakistan

General discussion about PLUC and Linux in Pakistan.

You r a full professtional running linux for your professentional work as well as routine work and how many totally non professentional user's use linux for routine tasks(which i am doing )

yes(pro)
14
45%
yes (non pro)
17
55%
 
Total votes: 31

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Unix Haters

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Re: Unix Haters

Postby zaeemarshad » Thu May 13, 2004 3:24 pm

[quote="outhanger] Ok, I read most of the book..its about Unix but this thread was about Linux. Does Linux suffer from all those problems too?[/quote]

I am reading the book as well but frankly i am yet to be convinced. Though Linux is like Unix but it is not unix. while reading through some sections, i read that some of the authors were hitting hard on Sun OS( the LISPm guy!!). Linux builds on the unix philosophy but it doesnt mean it has to inherit all those flaws. Linux is much much better than Unix.

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Postby zaeemarshad » Thu May 13, 2004 5:00 pm

lambda!

i read the link and thanx for sharing it. After reading it, i came to the conclusion that linux with 2.6 kernel is better than anything combined the added advantage of linux support base and software that exists. FreeBSD is another option but a 2.6 distro like slackware is better than anything. Am i right??

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Postby fawad » Fri May 14, 2004 12:28 am

lambda,
I'd rather not get into the debate on what sucks and what doesn't. Suffices to say that I use both Windows and Linux on a daily basis and have more 'fun' on Linux. I like it precisely because it's a lot like Unix.

That said, The Unix-haters handbook is a very nice guide about what sucks about the Unices (I've read it at least twice). At the very least, it makes for a good bedtime book :)

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Not convinced

Postby outhanger » Fri May 14, 2004 1:53 am

"Where blasphemy is a crime, religious freedom does not exist." - Stallman to Musharraf

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Postby Babarq » Fri May 14, 2004 9:36 pm

AOA All
id like to add somethings,,, i have been working on linux off and on ... i use it as a tool to do wat i wana do .... not just be restricted by unknown factors things....
i mean for testing,coding and implementation of things Open Source is much better ... and Linux /GNU combination are quite effective in delivering that ..... i cant debate which 1 is better , but i go for Open Source and Linux combination every time i wana do some research n development !
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Re: Linux user's in pakistan

Postby Qadri-409 » Mon May 17, 2004 12:41 pm

M Shahzad Qadri

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Re: Linux user's in pakistan

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Re: Linux user's in pakistan

Postby Qadri-409 » Mon May 17, 2004 3:21 pm

[You are lucky to have him :) Those who are not familiar for their info [to the best of my knowledge] first attempt in Pakistan for re-mastering a Linux Distro and releasing same for public was done by Lutff-Ullah Sahib.

Please do convey my Salaam/regards when ever you get chance to see him.[/quote]

i do know about that he run the first bbs in pakistan but not that what u have just told me.
Thanks for the info .I have met him few times but had no chance to disscuss linux .an year ago he has made video wall on linux and now a days he is working for live video broadcast and he is done with it and has demonstrated in a exhibition at sarhad university last week.
here is th elink to see his work and details.
http://gstreamer.freedesktop.org/apps/videowhale.html
any when ever i will see him again i will convey your salam to him
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Postby umarfida » Wed May 19, 2004 8:47 am

salam
Dear Qadri-409
There is more non professentional user's of linux than professentional one's in pakistan.e.g there are 9 ISP's working in faisalabad and most of them did not even know how to make a dialup in Linux.When i started using linux I go to thier's office's to check them which one is using linux.when i asked about problem's of linux at that time there first Q was.:shock: What did you do.then they simply say we do not use linux .Among them includs two leading ISP.One clames the best support service.They say we run mail service on linux we did not know how to make dialup we just power on that pc after that we did not even go near that pc.So when proffessentional say such thing's how can linux grow in pakistan.

UMAR FIDA

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Postby umarfida » Wed May 19, 2004 9:53 am

one more thing my father is also a P.hd in chemistry currently Head of chemistry department at Govt college of Science Faisalabad. :lol:

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