The story continues here...
During the joining I had an
intension to study many languages from my friends, later I found that it
is not as simple as that. Even I never used to talk in Hindi, ofcourse I
can understand a little bit. REC is more near to my home than MCC. Eventhough
I joined in hostel. I got admisson in CIVIL Engg. A lot to say about my life
at REC. Now it is getting to computers. When I was in 9th standard, I joined
for a short term course in basics of computers. I studied DOS,Wordstar,
fundamentals of BASIC etc. from there. The games like Prince,Car race,
Bike race etc. were really interesting at that time. Whenever they allowed,
I used to play games. I lost touch with computers untill when we went to
FORTRAN practical classes. I had been no idea about UNIX at time, I thought
we are going to work on a system which is already known to me. I really
wondered, when I seen the black terminals only provided with keyboards.
Our teacher provided us a list of UNIX and VI commands. Some PG students
helped us to get into the system. Later I known that we were working on a
Sun OS. Again I got interest in computers, I started working on it, whenever
I went to Computer Center I studied anything which is new to me. It continued
like that ... we got login on GNU/Linux machine with internet connection.
Only 'lynx' were available to browse. Then we got login on different servers
with lots of utilities. Only Civil branch has got login on a GNU/Linux
system all other branch got login on diffenent Solaris machines. I used to
say 'Linux' at that time, freedom was a not matter at that time for me.
I also worked on Solaris, Windows 98,NT etc. Irix,OS/2 etc. were there in
my college, but I didn't got any chance to work on it. When we were on
final year, a server given to students to set up web server with documents
and some mailing lists. Then a new "Linux User Group" formed and many
students joined in that group. The mailing list was active for sometime,
after few months the server down. I had been posted about GNU/Linux
Localization projects and other things to that list. And lots of other
things happened in between this. Now I am a member of Free Software
User Group, Kozhikode and a volunteer of Free Software Foundation, India.
Now I am working at FSF India in TVM. The story continues.... will write
about it after some years (if possible).
Copyright (C) 2002 Baiju M
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