Monday, July 31, 2006

IBM is legacy, Infosys is the future

These are the exact words of euphemism used by our FM P Chidambaram.
I think its time for Indian companies and Indians to be globally competetive. I would love to see a day when a fresh college grad rejects a MNC's offer for an Indian company for a more financially as well as technically satisfying career. I know the day is not quite far, its in the air- can sense it .
Well Infosys has all it takes to kick butt out of IBM.

Happy birthday Infy( btw its Arnold's Birthday today as well, 1 more astrological reason to be gr8)

And congratulations to all the Infy mates, u are in for a treat. Enjoy madi

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

YouOS Online OS!!!!!!!!

Are we seeing the beginning of the end of Microsoft days, finally? It may be too soon to say but YouOS looks pretty functional to me. “YouOS strives to bring the web and traditional operating systems together to form a shared virtual computer.” It is a wonderful concept. There are gotchas today, not to mention crumbling under digg/slash effect, but first, what in the hell is YouOS?

YouOS is a web operating system that lets you run diverse applications within a web browser. Small applications like sticky notes or clocks. Large applications like word processing, mp3 players, and instant messaging. Even better, it’s very easy to tweak an existing application or write your own.

The idea is very captivating. Imagine a giant computer which everyone across the internet can share and work on. You can share your desktop, work equally well from any computer. “Your desktop, applications, and data travel with you from cafe to cafe, session to session. And tedious things like data backups and archiving? We’ll take care of them for you.” And yet you control your data.

Rapid application development and management is central to YouOS. You can also clone an existing application to start yours. Here is a subset of the sample apps developed by the YouOS team:
* RichTextWarrior - a rich text editor.
* Wshell - a shell program, like in Linux. Try running “ps” or “ls” or javascript.
* FlickRSS - want to have new pictures every time you log on? Use this.
* Mersenne Prime Search - help search for special prime numbers.
* goohoo - a not-so elegant way to search yahoo and google at the same time.
* Penguin - an animated gif for your desktop
* ChatWarrior - a chat room application

YouOS exposes its functionality through open RESTful server APIs. That means you can easily write applications which consumes them or builds upon them. You can easily provide a customized version of YouOS for mobile for example or a desktop client which uses YouOS API’s to provide services.

In short - wonderful concept and nice implementation (in Python). I wish this project success. It is very likely that it will soon be gobbled by the likes or Microsoft, Yahoo or Google.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Wiki --How can we create ONE

Just finished with my wiki creation. My machine is the server for the internal wiki which can be put to use.

It turned out to be much simpler than I expected.

Just go to

Tomcat is required as a container for the above generated war file.

Just place the JSP WIKI war file in the tomcat HOME directory. Tomcat does everything all by itself.

Thats it WIKI is up