Break from posts

Many of you might have noticed that I haven’t posted for a few days and also the post count has been decreasing over many days. This is all because I have been preparing for my exams (I am doing my engineering in Computer Science). I have not got enough time to post the ODOC (One Day One Command) series too. Anyway I would try to post if time permits.

Template Changed

Atlast I have changed the template of my blog. I guess it looks nice and simple. If you find any thing wrong or not functioning or think this looks cool, please comment here. I want to make sure that the new template is accessible in all platforms and browsers.

Podcast for Free Software Blog

Free Software blog now has a podcast.
I have used the Talkr website to publish my RSS feeds as podcasts as well. You can listen to the podcasts by clicking on the link “Listen to this article” after every post. Or you can subscribe to the podcast by using a software. It automatically downloads the podcasts and plays them for you.
I would suggest iPodder for managing your podcasts as it is a free software and is available for Windows 2000/XP, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux.

Tech Tags: linux windows

Powerless for 30 hours

There was a heavy downpour in Chennai and it rained about 24 cm within 4 hours. So almost the entire city was switched off from power by the electricity board as a precautionary measure.
Power returned back to my area after more than 30 hours. Due to the rain I was not able to go for the premiere of “Legend of Zorro”. Very bad day.
Anyway I am back with more blogging and more news and articles.

About Free Software Blog

Welcome to Free Software Blog.
My name is Srinivasan and I have started this blog where I will post about the various Free Softwares available and how they could be used as a viable alternative to the proprietary ones.

I need to emphasise here about what I mean by Free Softwares.
Free software, as defined by the Free Software Foundation, is software which can be used, copied, studied, modified and redistributed without restriction. Freedom from such restrictions is central to the concept of “free software”, such that the opposite of free software is proprietary software, and not software which is sold for profit, such as commercial software. Free software may sometimes be known as libre software, FLOSS, or open source software.

According to Richard M Stallman and the FSF, Softwares which provides the following four freedoms are classified as Free Software.

  • the freedom to run the program for any purpose (called “freedom 0”)
  • the freedom to study and modify the program (“freedom 1”)
  • the freedom to copy the program so you can help your neighbor (“freedom 2”)
  • the freedom to improve the program, and release your improvements to the public, so that the whole community benefits (“freedom 3”)

See the FSF Website to know more about Free Software and Freedom

In this blog I will post tutorials, tips and tricks on using free softwares instead of the proprietary ones, so that you would have the above mentioned freedoms. You can also comment on my articles so that it makes me to think. If you want me to write about some specific content, then please write to me at