(TL note: nareshov's diary)

Updates as of 25th Feb., ’09

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Hello. I’ve got some fresh news here –

Getting back to the post, a lot of things, as usual, have happened in the past couple of months. FOSSKriti- IITK’s FOSS event during Techkriti was once again organised this year and turned out pretty well. Here‘s a longer account.

More interesting updates in the campus include the introduction of a modern internet service in the campus. I can now stop looking for alternatives to necessary applications with HTTP(connect) proxy support. Our campus can now boast of a 1GBps internet connection (the whole country’s bandwidth is apparently 33GBps). Back then (four years ago), we started off with a measly 2MBps connection which went higher and higher up with time – eventually leading us all to this pleasant surprise. Well, pleasant or not is another day’s debate… approx 4.5 crores p.a. for such bandwidth (turns out to about 1lac per day!).

OS update: Used Windows Vista for more than a semester, then Windows 7 Beta for about a couple of weeks or more. Now on Debian 5.

Music update: check my page.

Written by Naresh

February 25, 2009 at 5:37 pm

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  1. you just lost ur freedom of blogging/speech,
    get ready to shift to some ‘free’ country 😛


    March 1, 2009 at 11:45 pm

  2. wow, 1 lac per day! What visions does IITK have in mind (I can see no other reason than some grand plan for spending this much money). They should hosting FOSS stuff for the public so that at least this bandwidth is used!


    April 15, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    • Note that we have 1Gbps up and down. Setting up a FOSS mirror was suggested by Navi himself. We’re just delaying it due to the “logistics” issue the MTech CSE guys seem to be having. There’s a small group of students (who’ve set up the CSE Fedora, Arch and Debian repos) under Prof. PKK who’re interested in doing this and therefore Navya has stepped back (in addition to lacking disk space on our side). I’m guessing this isn’t going to happen at least while I’m around.


      April 16, 2009 at 10:19 am

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