Sunday, November 15, 2009

Popular Linux

Linux is a rather scalable and reliable Operating System, that most companies rely on it, but in desktop market it is almost absent! May one think about user unfriendly problems (which have been solved since the early 2000s), nowadays Linux is comparable to both MS-Windows and Mac OSX in this area (thanks to both GNOME and KDE). I think Linux lacks in books for kids and starters, it is so easy to find dozens of books about MS Windows for kids, but can you find them that easily for Linux?

Last summer I was in my city, Hawler(Erbil) (the capital of Kurdistan), and visited most of the bookshops in order to find a Kurdish book about Linux, but what a shame I couldn't find one!

Another strange story, I went to Salahadin University (the place I graduated in), and talked a bit about open source softwares and avoiding using illegal softwares, one of the attendants, asked me do we have any alternative of Windows? Most of Kurdish haven't heard about anything other than Microsoft! Isn't it strange?

I am planning to write a booklet for learning Linux for kids, and I really need your help, if you have any idea, any useful link, or if you want to help me out, please leave me a comment or send me a message.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Happy programmer's day


As you might know today is a special day in programmer's point of view, since it is a programmer's day, which is the 256th (28) day in year! everybody has to be thankful to what they are doing! the following quote is taken from

Programmers' Day (Russian: День программиста) is an official professional holiday in Russia, celebrated on 256th day of the year (255th day, if January 1 is taken to be the 0th day).

The number 256 (28) was chosen because it's the number of distinct values that can be represented with an eight-bit byte, a number that is typically very well known to programmers.[6] Also, '256' in hexadecimal is '100' ('0x100'), and it's the highest power of two that is lower than 365 (the number of days in a year). On the leap years, it's celebrated on September 12 (September 13 otherwise).

Thank you programmers around the world, thank you so much! please lets prevent ourselves from using cracked softwares and illegal copies! as a way to say thank you for them :)

Note: This is my first blog post in my life, so please forgive me for the poor content.