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With the publication of 500 courses, MIT OCW offers educational materials from 33 academic disciplines and all five of MIT schools.
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Project: Wikipedia
Interesting Links Wikipedia is a multilingual project to create an accurate and comprehensive free-content encyclopedia. Started in January 2001 and they are currently working on 206270 articles in the English version.
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Project: OpenOffice.org
Interesting Links If you have not taken a test drive of Office Suite from OpenOffice.org, I would strongly recommend doing it. Great and cool features and fully compatable with Microsoft Office. Works on Linux, Windows and other UNIX/OS platforms. It is also available for Hindi, Tamil and plans for other Indian languages. It is opensource and costs zero $$$ or rupees. Spread the word around, share the software with your friends and copy it as many times as possible. So now you don't have to fork big money or illegally pirate or copy MS Office Suite:-).
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Project Gutenberg
Interesting Links Project Gutenberg is the Internet's oldest producer of FREE electronic books (eBooks or eTexts). The Project Philosophy is to make information, books and other materials available to the general public in forms a vast majority of the computers, programs and people can easily read, use, quote, and search.

You can also search for Book Titles currently being offered. Happy reading!!
Posted by moderator on Thursday, October 16 @ 23:52:41 MDT (5150 reads)
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OpenSource Software CD's in India, almost Free
India "btbytes.com puts the latest and greatest OpenSource softwares in your reach"
Came across this interesting site and valuble service being provided by a fellow desi out in Banglore, India. For all those folks in India, who want to try and use OpenSource Software[read: Free:-)], this service reduces the huge barrier of Net downloads[read: poor internet speeds].
If you are aware of more services like this in India, send a note. Thanks
Posted by moderator on Friday, September 19 @ 14:18:59 MDT (6067 reads)
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Petition for a Software Patent Free Europe
Announcements Even if you don't live or work in EU, this issue will have wider/global ramifications and hence this link on JNTU.net. Make your voice heard. Click the link below and please register your protest. Petitions do work!


Posted by moderator on Thursday, September 11 @ 12:21:49 MDT (7547 reads)
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Gita on a rice grain!
SPAM Anonymous writes "While taking a nap during a particularly dry session at a scientific conference, a desi MIT professor of brain and cognitive sciences, dreamt that he was writing the entire Bhagavad Gita on a grain of rice. When he awoke, he did a back-of-the-envelope calculation of the surface area of a grain of rice and the smallest typeface in microphotolithography one might use for 100 pages of Sanskrit. It seemed to him that it might actually work. Read the rest of the story here "
Posted by moderator on Tuesday, September 02 @ 22:11:00 MDT (5082 reads)
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Live Linux on a CD!
GNU 1) KNOPPIX is a bootable CD with a collection of GNU/Linux software, automatic hardware detection, and support for many graphics cards, sound cards, SCSI and USB devices and other peripherals. KNOPPIX can be used as a Linux demo, educational CD, rescue system, or adapted and used as a platform for commercial software product demos. It is not necessary to install anything on a hard disk. Due to on-the-fly decompression, the CD can have up to 2 GB of executable software installed on it. Also check out this location. "Zero to GNU/Linux in Five minutes". Enjoy and spread the word around!

2) Morphix is a modular distribution, with live-cd support and without any configuration (you burn the CD, you put it in your CD-Rom drive, you boot and it works... out of the box).

3) While we are on the subject of Linux running out of a CD, Suse has Live Eval, a must desktop!
Posted by moderator on Thursday, June 05 @ 12:11:37 MDT (7319 reads)
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IBM chief hardsells Linux platform
Linux IBM Corporation, the world's largest infotech company, is hardselling open source software (read Linux) in India. According to senior government officials, Samuel J Palmisano, chairman, IBM Corporation, who is on a three-day visit to India, has raised the pitch for open source software, particularly in government departments, during his meeting with the Information Technology, Communications and Divestment Minister, Arun Shourie, on Tuesday in Delhi. complete story
Posted by moderator on Friday, May 09 @ 19:16:13 MDT (5558 reads)
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Zoom in on Mars>>>>
SPAM Mars Global Surveyor passed a milestone earlier this month when its 100,000th image was added to NASA's online image gallery for the mission. The total number of photographs is now more than twice the combined quantity supplied by the Viking orbiters in the 1970s.....

Click here to read and view some amazing images about Mars!!. While we are on the space, don't forget to view the beyond through Hubble
Posted by moderator on Tuesday, October 22 @ 03:30:40 MDT (5665 reads)
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Indian ISPs, what Next?
India This news article is a little old, but still interesting to read that Indian ISPs are coming up with such creative(duh!) ideas. I wonder, does it hurt when they think so hard?:-).

To start, How about some better service and prices for the connectivity(huh!) they already provide?
Posted by moderator on Saturday, October 05 @ 03:57:12 MDT (4425 reads)
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From Here to Infinity: Obsessing With the Magic of Primes
India There was an interesting article in "The New York Times (USA)" regarding "Prime Numbers" (prime number? refer to your high-school math notes:-) and how some good work by three Indian Computer Scientists from IIT Kanpur is making a whole lot of difference.

Want more details? check the IITK project and related links.

To visualise the prime numbers and wonder!!, check this cool link. What the techies on the net think? Check this troll on Slashdot.org"
Posted by moderator on Saturday, September 07 @ 03:15:36 MDT (4306 reads)
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Interesting stuff on the OS front
Linux Government officials the world over (I wonder when would India join the ranks?) are getting drawn into the debate over the relative merits of using open source software rather than Microsoft Corp.'s Windows applications and other software developed by vendors who closely guard the intellectual property of their source code. read more about the details here.
Posted by moderator on Wednesday, June 12 @ 00:36:42 MDT (4399 reads)
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Looking for other JNTU related sites?
Interesting Links JNTU.net is not the only site on the Internet related to Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University [AP, India]. There are others with varying degree of active content and participation. Look up here!
Posted by moderator on Thursday, May 30 @ 22:58:26 MDT (5108 reads)
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Want to earn some good karma?
SPAM JNTU.net is actively looking for fellow JANTU's who want to contribute as authors for this site. What are the requirements? Enthusiasm, new Ideas and Internet savvy. There are lots of topics you can propose, create, contribute and get due credit

Why should I participate? Well, please read the mission statement of JNTU.net and judge for yourself!
Posted by moderator on Thursday, May 30 @ 22:47:41 MDT (5239 reads)
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