Today I got to meet the man who started it all! Who started the concept of “FREE SOFTWARE”. Who started the GNU project. Richard Stallman.

He is a programmer and philosopher who started the concept of ‘Free Software’. According to him the software should be free (here free implies freedom, not free as in free beer). He talks about four types of freedom:

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Phew!! finally it gets over, the sleepless nights fighting with end-sems. Although reading one night before the exam is a big pain but still invariably this habit is noticed in almost all the engineering colleges and in almost all the students with the exception of only a few who make it to 9+ points as CGPA.

While I was wondering today about what i’m going to do in holidays as it’s gonna be long one (3 months), one friend of mine suggested a idea. Android App

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Vim is probably the most configurable text editor know. It was written by Bram Moolenaar and first released publicly in 1991 but it’s is in active development and it used across several plaforms including Linux, Windows and Mac. It is widely used in developer community due to its:

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Phewww.. So finally this marks an end to my research on the hottest topic of discussion, i.e. being a first/into-second year student at IIT Madras, which language should I take up seriously and try to be proficient at? JAVA or C++? (EDIT So here I’m reading this article after 4 four years down the line and feeling how stupid I was!)

Since childhood I had a passion for this field, I always used to be in the top most students of the class, well at least as far as Computer Science course was concerned. Doing random stuff with computers, reading various articles, playing around with my friends, stealing their social-networking site’s passwords, tinkering and hacking my own system and mobile phones, reading book on various programming language etc..etc.. became my hobby.

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