Friday, July 23, 2010
- Hardware compatibility with Linux is a major issue, actually the manufacturer is to blame. So whenever you find such a product not working out, call the manufacturer straight and complain.
- If he says the hardware is officially incompatible or they can't fix it, tell on their face that their products sucks, and you will never buy their products again and never recommend it to anyone and just demote all their products.
- If he says Linux users fall in the majority, tell him the statistics are wrong and you see all Linux users around you.
- Wherever you see a product which requires drivers and all and the Linux compatibility has not been commented on call the manufacturer and ask about it's Linux compatibility. Regardless of what he says, respond by telling him you need to bulk order the product and need 50 or 100 or even 1000... whatever amount of pieces.
- Check out which companies do not provide any Laptops or Desktops with Linux preinstalled or if there're no products without Windows preinstalled and complain to them about how you're forcing everyone to buy Windows, and decreasing the value of money for their product if someone does not wish to use Windows and you and your friends (or the whole company and take large numbers again.) are preferring computers Without windows installed, but they don't manufacture them.
- If you're using windows do not buy computers with non trial versions of Microsoft Office or any other such product.
- Publicize Linux distros by the following points -
- No need to reformat for life.
- Very stable.
- No security issues like Antivirus, firewall etc..
- For windows there're millions of viruses made daily, but for Linux, there are almost none.
- A 3-d desktop.
- No need to hunt applications on the internet to install.
- Public property, Download, modify and redistribute without fear of being prosecuted.
People often consider themselves to be vulnerable like domesticated chicken when lost in the wild... they say that if he's faced with a wild animal, he will not survive... he does not have the natural 'defenses'... that is physically he's defenseless... however I don't think so and here are my opinions.
You would have noticed, that I'm talking a 'he' here... that's cause there's nothing a women can do in the wild, but a man can.
I say humans can mostly handle creatures roughly equal to their own size alone... that is I'm removing some big cats from the list, but not all like cheetah, a small lepord etc... and of course if you encounter a bear, buffalo, wildebeest etc... there's no way you can fight um back. Even the biggest are afraid of poisonous frogs and snakes.
First, we underestimate our physical strength, apart from being one of the largest land animals, we're also one of the strongest, if you did not fear to death or tried running away from a 80KG anaconda, instead decided to fight it aways, most probably you will win.
So let's start with the anaconda... most men are strong enough to lift it up and if we think we're vulnerable... it wont make sense. If the anaconda grabs one arm, we got the other, if it grabs the head and tries to suffocate, we can still move our arms and all for a while, but what if we get a grab of it's neck tight and to top that, what if we twist it bad?... there's absolutely nothing an anaconda can do, death will come at an instant; the creature might not be able to tell but it will realize humans are pretty powerful creatures physically.
A very powerful thing that we can do is kick, ever realized the amount of muscle around your legs... the thickness of your thies and how fat your ass is? And ever realize how high we can jump with it?... if that impulse (of the order of tons) is applied to your rival, you will know the consequence, what if you just dropkick and it hits your competitor straight?... it might fracture a few bones and after that the wild animal will never face a human... it'll be surely shot afraid. Currently we don't keep any nails on our toes, but you would have noticed it grows pretty thick and will actually work like a small dagger if you do have them.
Next comes the weight. So what if you just fall down on the animal... what will it be able to do?... that's right, nothing. So we got the weight advantage. Instead something like this happens to us, we can at least grab um by our hands by at least a small angle, our limbs have enough flexibility to reach our backs, and we can at least attempt!
Then comes the hands. Something that most land animals miss and our unique weapon. Our hands can slide to the animal's throat, then we can grab some of it's vital organs and cause some serious damage after which the animal won't forget till death (which will be soon). Our hands have fingers which are 'sort of' blunt, but what if you combine with all your force and push it into the animal's eyes or ears?, sure that might hurt you, but it'll hurt your opponent harder. Let's see other things that our hands can do – pull it's ears, pock into it's ears, grab the tongue, and best of all... pull his balls, or private organs... or punch the lower back side which's usually uncovered and very vulnerable.
So next time you see a wild animal or even something crazy like a bear or tiger attacking you (and it's too late to run away), instead of trying to run, stand helpless praying for god, or searching for a weapon which you know is not around; think about these few things that you were born with and use them to your best struggle to survival.
Of course prevention is better than cure, even the animals know that, so should you.
The devs of the binary based distros have to compile packages on their own. They need to take care of it's dependencies, compile time parameters, environment, any sorta group etc... this's what all Ubuntu, OpenSuse, Fedora etc... devlopers have to take care of, except Sabayon.
For Sabayon devs all this job is done by the source based distro Gentoo, this might not sound great, but actually it is. You see both Sabayon and Gentoo have users, so by this relationship the users can utilize the efforts that the devs do while making an ebuild (or Gentoo packages if you don't know); efforts like the dependencies, compile time parameters all can be user set in Gentoo... and this is what the Sabayon devs take advantage of. All they do is simply compile the Gentoo ebuilds with standard parameters so as to make a great generic desktop, thus the Sabayon team is effectively of the size Gentoo + Sabayon devs and the Gentoo users are of the size Gentoo + Sabayon; making a large community.