IT@School GNU/Linux

IT@School GNU/Linux is a single CD customised GNU/Linux distribution containing the typical software tools required by an high school student or teacher. Apart from a host of typical desktop applications it also contains various educational applications like TuxPaint, Ghemical, Kalzium, DrGeo, Gcompris etc.

The CD was developed by IT@School Project in association with Free Software Foundation of India (

It has various tools like Editors, Educational Tools, Internet Browsing tools, Python for teaching programming, etc. It would be nice OS for a student. However I wonder, how many school children get to work with a computer in the remote villages in India?

Download IT@School GNU/Linux try it out.

Edit: Fixed the broken links.

Sorry for the break

Actually I am sorry for the long break in my blogging. I was too much occupied in the college work and I have to do my final year project next semester and I plan to learn Ruby on Rails atleast for this project. I have to spend more time for Ruby. Anyway, let me see if I can write some sort of series for learning Ruby or RoR. I will have to do that after I have learnt something.

By the way, I have also changed the theme to a better looking (atleast thats what i think) one than the default Kubrick theme. Though I am not a huge fan of such kind of design (i prefer 2 column) I will see how good this one works out.

Update: I have changed to a better looking theme. I dont like that old theme. Anyway I will stick with this for now. Maybe change it later.

OpenBSD – Closer Look

OpenBSD can be called the most secure operating system used by man now. The development process of the OS focuses on building a secure, open and free UNIX platform. Most of the tools used for cryptography and security like OpenSSH were developed by these guys. Here is an article which takes a closer look at OpenBSD.