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Month: May 2012

An alternative attitude

An alternative attitude

It started at my age NULL. Everything from my gender to school, dress, food and etc., had an alternative option and it still continues. Is there an alternative to stop this sensation?

Do we really need an alternative for everything that we do, see and all sort of feelings. Why don’t we feel happy with what we have or what we deserve? Is it good or sin? What will happen if there is no alternative?

I am not a good analyzer to do that. Because there can be an alternative analyzer who does it better than me. I was sitting at a local tiffin center for dinner yesterday. Egg is a common side-dish here for any cuisines in India. Some people who eats egg categorizes it into vegetarian dish and still they are considering themselves as vegetarians but not pure vegetarians. That is not an issue any way for me. One guy ordered a boiled egg at first. And then another guy ordered an omlette. The fellow next to me ordered a half boiled egg. Then the list was keep going with different flavors from different people like, full boiled egg, egg mixture, egg powdermass, egg without pepper, with more pepper, egg masala and so on. But the core product doesn’t change still. I simply ordered an omlette. (An additional unnecessary info: I am a semi-omnivore creature)

Everything changes from people to people. Hence what is the solution to this? It will be stopped only when people never think of an alternative option. I was talking with a fellow recently regarding some programming languages. I was telling that I am comfortable with floating around PHP. That fellow argued me that Python is better than PHP. I accept the fact but it doesn’t mean that Python is the best. Tomorrow something else can beat python. He never agreed my point. Then he should have created something like goosebook or nosebook to compete against facebook.com to prove it. The same continues with Windows vs Linux battle. When something comes in bigger, people feel it as monopoly.

You be on your way and choose whichever you feel right for you and stick to it. Nothing is fixed here. There is always a better alternative for everything. So be happy with what you have , you will get what you deserve. It applies to everything.

The life is a software bundle which comes with more errors prebuilt inside. Its our duty to find out and and clear those defects and make it perfect. Some souls comes as an open source so that anybody can check it out and modify it as per their preference. You just need better understanding and mold it to your need. But most of them are proprietary and also you need some severe three or four factor authentication to login which is reCaptcha enebled to avoid bots and spams. Just go ahead with either open source or proprietary. Neither open source nor proprietary can solve your problem, its just YOU. Yes, you alone.

So, don’t find an alternative to everything. Just go ahead with what do you have. You will get the best one for sure. I am repeating the samething again and again. I don’t know an alternative to this. Because the search never ends.

Yes. It applies to your girl friend too! 😛

Firefox banned on Windows 8?

Firefox banned on Windows 8?

Today I was going through this headline on many of the news sites. So I went on digging more about the news. I am not a windows guy. I love open source and its philosophy. But I like Windows too when it comes to UX. I am taking a neutral stand in it. Since my laptop doesn’t support Linux installation, I am using VM VirtualBox for installing Ubuntu inside it. It works fine anyway.

I have a good hands on with both Linux and Windows. With Windows 8 too. It is supposed to be released by the end of 2nd quarter of this year. It is expected to be a great release on their products portfolio which is being washed away by Android and iOS. Microsoft has their own browser IE which is still having the biggest market share than their competitors Firefox, Chrome and Safari. And also they have the biggest market share in desktop products. They have no other way to compete with Android and iOS, hence they have rewritten their Operating System to make Windows 8, which can also run on ARM based processor. Its a compulsive move for them to bring up the sinking market.

As far as I know, MS don’t follow any strategy to ban any particular application or software. They have a better platform to let others to build their own. I think this is just to make a media attention towards it and to make some stupid headlines without understanding the reality. I have reasons to stick with my point. I have used all versions of almost all browsers(IE, FF & Chrome). In my opinion, Chrome – Best|FF – Better|IE9 – Good. It varies between people and their usage. MS has made a lot of changes to their latest browser and Windows 8 comes with IE 10. I have tested that too. I am sure that it is better than IE9. They have completely rewritten their JS engine for IE9 and named it as Chakra.

The claim made was, Firefox is banned on Windows 8 ARM based editions. It is going to be used only on mobile, tablets and not on desktop products. My question is whether iOS allows firefox installation? whether Chrome OS supports firefox installation? A big NO to both the questions. They why not Microsoft? They have made a better product and they want to make it more popular now. And I don’t think, they are banning other browsers and definitely the standards and quality should be in higher end to get an approval since they are making a bigger push into both tablet and mobile market. Lets wait and see how this comes out.