Warning: this is not a technical article

What is the problem of windows?

You may feel nothing. But it is very problematic. Let me explain.

We, Aneesh and mahesh have started off to print Ubuntu pocket guide. He had said that the guide contains about 170 pages and almost 100 rupees will be needed for printing. He had copied to pen drive under print folder. This is important. Then we have begin journey of a 6 km, using our cycle. I had given him a lift.

Since it was attukal pongala, road was blocked somewhere. Anyhow we have managed to go without a problem. Also, we were discussing about free software as usual. I had stopped at pnb ATM and taken Rs. 100. We reached the location with almost half an hour.

We plugged the pen drive to take print. For our surprise, the print folder transformed into an EXE file!!! We have tried our level best. But what to do? We have at last decided to go back and take it again.

We gone sadly and reached. When we reached manacaud, the block started. this was huge than previous.We were cursing windows all the time. At last we reached home.

Now he had put the file as it is on pen drive. also he had taken backup on his music player also. Then we started. The block of manacaud is now enormous and we had chosen an another path. After long cycling, we reached the location and plugged in the pen drive. It had got no problem and taken print out.

We then came back and started reading book.

Lets analyze the window's role and which part it had failed.

  1. It has failed to prevent virus or unauthorized access. so print folder transforms into exe. This will not happen in GNU/ Linux, because for running applications, we have to get permission of root.
  2. We had to travel an extra of 12 kilometers by cycle in crowd. So we have lost almost 2 hours, that can be used for productive purposes.
  3. For an ordinary user, he may think that pen drive is problem and discards it.
And many more

We have thought that if Linux is used at DTP center, we could save much time and energy.

So use Linux, save customers, their time and money.

So finally,
"Free as in free speech, not beer"

4 comments:

Hey Aneesh,

A gud entry that cud help a normal person understnd the troubles wid windows in a normal way. Keep up the gud work....
Many people are still with the misunderstnding dat Linux is a complicated OS.... it neeeds to b changed!


... "Freedom for All"...

-Ajuna Azad

that is exactly that i meant. thanks for posting.

nice 1 da :)

Thanks