May 15, 2006
Moved to wordpress
I have moved this blog to wordpress now... http://lpatil.wordpress.com/
May 13, 2006
First man or woman
Several discussions center around finding a "deeper meaning" to the fact that almost all creation stories have a first man, or a man and a woman.
However, I think this might just be an easier explanation to cover up the lack of a more convincing one to explain the origin of the species! It is quite possible that anyone, who does not have the right explanation might end up thinking, "Perhaps, there was one man and one woman to start with!"
May 12, 2006
Why I moved to Microsoft Windows from Linux
Inspite of all the opposition, Microsoft Windows XP has been a good OS to me. On Linux, I faced several problems that I overcame one after the other (because I could use information about how others overcame it!). One example is the use of WPA technology for wireless cards. And I still liked Linux quite a lot!
Recently though, I moved to Microsoft Windows completely for three reasons:
1. Linux does not have any software that provides editing facilities anywhere close to Adobe Acrobat. I have moved to paperless writing and reading, and this facility is a MUST!
2. Development of a native port of KDE for windows has started. So, why should I not have Microsoft Windows and its advantages, along with all the advantages that KDE provides?
3. University of Michigan will recognize only RedHat Linux Enterprise 4, or Fedora Core 4 (and above) as "safe" operating systems (of course Windows XP professional SP2 is also accepted). If I use anything else, I would need a department approved hardware router. I don't like RHEL4 and FC5. I like Ubuntu Linux. But, I cannot use it. So, I don't want to use anything else.