Windows 7 Sins

Before release of Windows 7,  FSF launches campaign against

Windows 7 in Windows7Sins Site with

"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day.

Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a

lifetime." — Lao Tzu”

Major issue shows on site are:

1. Poisoning education

2. Invading privacy

3. Monopoly behavior

4. Lock-in

5. Abusing standards

6. Enforcing Digital Restrictions Management (DRM)

7. Threatening user security

So, if you want help, please do you part. FSF and

other FOSS people in India should also provide all

this Content in Local language, if no other help they can do.

M$ is doing Windows 7 Campaign in India around major cities in 2-3 months. Minimum User should aware about issue.


N900 Will be Soon Av ailable…

N900 from Nokia available” News is everywhere.
it is following Hardware Configration:

  • 3.5 inch touch-sensitive widescreen display
  • 800 × 480 pixel resolution
  • Micro-USB connector, High-Speed USB 2.0


  • BL-5J 1320mAh


  • TI OMAP 3430: ARM Cortex-A8 600 MHz, PowerVR SGX with OpenGL ES 2.0 support


  • Up to 1GB of application memory (256 MB RAM, 768 MB virtual memory)
  • 32 GB internal storage


  • Full QWERTY tactile keyboard
  • Full QWERTY onscreen keyboard

GSM (Phone):

  • Quad-band GSM EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
  • WCDMA 900/1700/2100 MHz


  • Maemo browser powered by Mozilla
  • Adobe Flash Supported


  • 5 megapixel camera (2584 × 1938 pixels)


Complete Detail about Specification here

I was searching for processor, which is available here.
Speed is still not clear whether 600Mhz-1Ghz or not? as Nokia
only mention ~600Mhz, but Site showing upto 1Ghz.

Anyway Linux based Phone, hope to get Unicode based Indian
Language working, which is yet supported by iPhone (partly).

KDE 4.3 – lokalize fixed

after kde 4.2 release, lokalize has problem
to Find or Replace Text. It was big problem
to Edit Translation files (po) with Lokalize,
if you want to find or replace some text in
But KDE 4.3 release, it is fixed and now
you can find/replace text. Catalogmanager
it is now automatic show status of all
files. Both the fix are quit helpful for
Fedora 11 and Fedora 10 Users can get
those package (kdebase-4.3* etc) by
enable test repo with following command
$yum update –enablerepo=updates-testing

but if you can wait for days, then you can get
package with yum update only.

period for which lokalize has problem, I
tried alternative PO Editor, which as
few different, but impressive features.
(Update later)

linguist-qt4 (qt-devel package)

Punjabi Rendering issue with Windows

While Testing Openoffice on Windows I
found during typing Punjabi (pa), dependant
Vowel showing Extra Dotted circle, even if
they used with Consonant. Rendering is
quite bad for Windows and it is unable to
type, read or print.

Filed issue with Openoffice on 5th August.
Today get solution for that. There is problem with Linux Programmer.
He set “Lohit Punjabi” Default for System and not care about Windows’s
Default font for Punjabi.
VLC.xcu contains string like

prop oor:name="UI_SANS" oor:op="replace" oor:type="xs:string">
Lohit Punjabi;Tahoma

while using

     Raavi;Saab;Lohit Punjabi;Tahoma


help to fix the issue. It is quit small fix, but making big
problem. Need to check for other language (Indic), which
are currently supported by Openoffice and Updated regularly
by Linux People.

Windows XP mode with Windows 7 available

Today morning got news about available Windows XP mode for Windows 7 RC. Download and installed it. Total download is about 500MB.

by chance today  I need to create Punjabi Jhelum Keyboard  layout for Windows XP machine for friend. So, it is great helpful at the last.


Windows XP is running very smooth in Virtual PC and Over all experience is quite good as compared to Linux Based Virt-Manager. As I have not to press Alt+Ctrl each time to get out from virtual machine. Starting/Shuting down sometime seems slow.

I need to install Punjabi Language for my work, but when I tried to enable support for Punjabi, virtual machine was asking for installation disk for Windows XP SP3, which is not actually available. So there is not solution for me to install my Language till now:-(