Linux & Opensource - Should we tame the beast ?

    After been working in Linux for so long, I thought none in today's technology oriented market would be untouched by Linux in someway or the other. With companies embracing open soure technologies with wide open arms and making huge investments in open source development Linux has become the poster child for all tech companies.

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    So it was a surprise for me when I recently visited one of the prestigeous collge for a Linux workshop and found that Linux usage is negligible or very limited. Brief interaction with the students confirmed my reasons for the same. Today all technologies we have especially cloud oreinted are cross platform and easily work on other systems like Windows or MAC OSX. Then what is the need for Linux. I thought it was time to pen down my thoughts on why we need to learn Linux and what is its importance in todays world.

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    Create Customized Linux Distro

    I own a HP Mini210 with Intel Pineview processor and all of the latest and greatest Linux distro sucks on this one. And those Win guys who may be reading this, don’t ever mention to me on trying Win 7 on this one, though it came with home basic by default, that goes against my morals to have such a thing like Windows on my machine less even talk about it.

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