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Dr. Partha's GNU/Linux connections
Dr. S. Parthasarathy (aka drpartha)
Algologic Research & Solutions
Secunderabad - INDIA


It's all about choice

Choose a distro, choose a package manager, choose a browser, choose an email client, choose an audio player, video player, office package, chat client, video editor, image editor, choose a wallpaper, choose compositing effects, choose a toolbar, a panel, choose gadgets, widgets, choose a menu.

To choose your future, choose peace of mind, choose Linux, choose life,
choose to repent and repeal (Amen).

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Learn all about GNU/LINUX

There's no room for Microsoft loyalists
in Dr. Partha's world.

We follow a clear, and strict
zero-tolerance policy for Microsoft and all proprietary software
Stay away, if you are a Microsoft loyalist,
you will not appreciate the material in the next few pages.
You can still choose to enter and explore this website, or you can
choose to go elsewhere,
or visit some websites designed for people like you.


Get started with GNU/LINUX
Linux, Should you use it? Can you use it? || A beginner's guide to Linux

What's So Bad About Microsoft?
Watch their trousers go down on CNN TV !
EULA = trap-door to a scum pit || Chop the head and avoid dandruff = UEFI
Interview or Confession ?
One good reason to avoid Microsoft  || Many more reasons
One more entry in the Microsoft graveyard
You asked for a slap ?
Undo the mistake you made and
Take this best way out
What cannot be cured, need not be endured


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Do not miss our
Warning and Disclaimers
Linux users can live without Microsoft.
Microsoft cannot survive without Linux/FOSS.

They need Linux/FOSS for shameless piggybanking-1 | shameless piggybacking again !

Who am I ?





As if anybody cares !

Well, I am just an ordinary person who likes freedom and worships liberty. I don't like keeping birds in cages, or seeing golden fish in a glass balloon. And, I don't like being pushed around by greedy bullies, who want me to take whatever rubbish they dish out, tie up my hands with invisible strings, and also make me pay for all that torture !

I saw my best ideals being supported by the FOSS movement. So, I thought I should become part of the FOSS movement. Over the years, I grew up to become an admirer, practitioner, promoter of FOSS/Linux. I have even been branded as an "eternal learner".

Ever since, I have strictly followed a zero tolerance policy towards Microsoft (and other restrictive, proprietory software products). And, I also became an adherent of Libreplanet .

I never miss an opportunity (this website is an example) to warn my friends, colleagues, and students of the perils of following the crowd and falling prey to restrictive, propreitary software products like Microsoft .

All my publications are licensed under a CC-BY-SA license. The complete legal document is here.

If you really want to know more about me (but, why should you ? ) . You can visit my profile page. And, you are also invited to visit the homepage of Algologic Research & Solutions -- an innovative and leading-edge enterprise which I started some years ago.

Look, who's talking !

Look, who's talking !

Humble beginnings + endless striving

Full magazine
|| Page5360

Learning is endless.


What exactly is free software ?

Find out why free beer is not really free !


suselogo I am incurably addicted to the Free Software Movement (FOSS) and its flagship product: GNU/Linux (aka Linux). I am allergic to proprietary and blackbox software. I get violent convulsions when I am exposed to proprietary and blackbox software (read Microsoft). My favourites are Open Suse and , Ubuntu suselogodistributions although I am not very uncomfortable with other distributions of Linux .

This particular choice of favourites gives me access to:
  1. A distro (Open Suse) which supports rpm based packages and repositories. I use this distro with KDE as the default.
  2. A distro (Ubuntu) which supports deb based packages and repositories. I use this distro with GNOME as the default.
This approach helps me to help and assist anyone who wishes to master these two distributions. When asked to install Linux, I choose one or both of these distributions. I have created a concept of "twin boot system", for this purpose. Of course, I never create the rubbish called "dual boot system" which often involves Microsoft. That is why. the systems on which I install Linux, are called ULB (Unpolluted Linux Box). I am of course proud of my addiction. There are many things I have to learn still, but I do not give up so easily.

How it all started

Humble beginnings + endless striving always help.


Technical contributions

Taking the world by storm : I do my bit, to make Linux a little more enjoyable for all my colleagues. I contribute to the Linux efforts in several ways.

Contributions to IEEE's POSIX Standard: ieeelogo I grew up with Unix, the predecessor of Linux. My association with Unix started several years ago, when the POSIX standardisation efforts started (198x). I was the only Indian (based in India), to contribute to, and be acknowledged in the first Draft Standards of POSIX developed by IEEE(USA).

Contributions to LDP: My contributions to the Linux Documentation Project have been found very useful, and are appreciated by many Linux users worldwide. In fact, these contributions are available as part of almost all major Linux distributions, worldwide.

Support services : Algologic Research & Solutions, a Consulting company started by me, provides a wide range of support for your Linux installation. Algologic can also offer you tools to assist you in installation, configuring,software development, Sysadmin, housekeeping, troubleshooting, shell scripts.


Having fun with Linux

There is always a use for everything | You can always undo the mistake you made | Protect your sanity

Make a begining today !

Try this today !

Or, try 10 ways to get started with Linux

Support to local users' group

linux-1 Celebrating the Tenth Anniversary of GNU/Linux, at the Linux Users Group, Hyderabad (Aug. 2001).
I was the main Convenor of the local Linux User group for nearly two years, and managed to bring some stability to this hyperactive group.

I assist and encourage educational institutions and individuals who are sincerely interested in adopting FOSS/Linux.

rms With Richard M Stallman, founder of the Free Software Foundation (FSF), and Rajeev Sangal (back to camera), Director, IIITH.

FSF is the force behind the phenomenal popularity of GNU/Linux (and a whole lot of other utilities).


Meet Dr. Partha

Learn Linux

bigteaspoon Ever wondered what is the most enjoyable way to understand Linux ? Join the "Linux in a teaspoon" course, designed and conducted by me. You can ask for this course to be organised in your own institution or organisation. You can also choose from a range of lectures/tutorials by the guru.

Or, you can download tutorial material on Linux, and teach yourself at home, at your own pace, and without spending any money.

Or, get some CDROMS (listed below) created by this guru.

Why Linux ? (Linux starter kit on a single CDROM)

Why is Linux good for me ?

Help your friends and colleagues to jump start and get rid of that cancer. Help them switch over to Linux with this Linux starter kit on a CDROM. Get it for FREE from Dr. Partha. You pay just the postage and handling charges.

CDROMs from the guru

The "teaspoon" CDROM

My tutorial introduction to Linux comes in the form of a CDROM. You can browse this CDROM at your own pace and in your own home or office. The CDROM carries all the 100 issues of The Linux Gazette, plus a whole lot of new features and articles to make you a guru of Linux. This CDROM has been appreciated by many users in different countries.

You can see a press review which appeared in a very respectable newspaper in Pakistan.

Take a look at the top-page of the "teaspoon" CDROM. cdrom

Why is Linux good for me ?

This is a single CDROM starter kit for those who are keen on entering the wonderful world of Linux.

Here is the : Top page of the CDROM "Why is Linux good for me ?" cdrom

Shell scripting

Success in the Linux arena depends on how well you can write and understand shell scripts. Keep this CDROM handy. This CDROM gives you a lot of material on Bash shell scripting. It also gives hundreds of examples for you to hack and learn shell scripting.

Here is the : Top page of the CDROM on shell scripting cdrom

Catalogue of educational CDROMs by Prof. Partha

Need (free) help ?

Do anything, ask anybody except Dr. Partha. We are actually overwhelmed by general enquiries about Linux. Although we would very much like to, we really do not have the resources to answer all general queries about Linux. There are many places on the web, where you can post your queries.

Follow some basic rules of decency when asking for help.

Need (paid-for) help ?

paidhelp If you need help with Linux (and will pay for the help), you can count on us. Algologic has a rich experience in installing, configuring and trouble-shooting in Linux. We can assist you as your (paid) Consultants for your Linux related activities. In addition, we have a wide range of services we can offer.
Just get in touch with us, today.

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