Finally, I get my retribution. Microsoft is banned from selling MS Word and/or any applications that can open DOCX/DOCM/XML files in the USA!! Whee!! 🙂 The ruling that made Bill Gates Steve Balmer pee in his pants came from a judge in Texas – a landmark for GNU/Linux, I might add. i4i Inc – a… Continue reading Ban on sales of MS Word – Another nail in Microsoft’s coffin
William H Gates III – He shares a birthday with me, (and I hope I’ll someday share his company too – and make Windows fully FOSS! 😛 ) The man is known for being a geek and has his share of blunders, very public gaffes. Here’s once such gem. It’s not Gates’ fault actually! At… Continue reading Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) at Windows 98 Demo by Bill Gates
Richard Mathew Stallman is the rightful father of the Free Software movement and an international celebrity by his own right. The man behind the GNU Project and the Free Software Foundation, it was he who propounded the General Public License (GPL), also dubbed ‘copyleft’ – a license that quite literally sets software free. Stallman is… Continue reading An Interview with Richard Stallman
Ever since I started computing at around the age of 11-12, I’ve been using MS Windows. At that time, the computer topped a pre-teen’s wish list. I reigned over the PC, triggering missile launches, racing obnoxiously-fast cars, maneuvering fighter planes; even plundering aliens. I felt like Neo himself with my own cyber identity; logging in… Continue reading Break free!