Read Arivina Alegalu on Android

 Arivina Alegalu (http://arivu.sanchaya.net) – Project to spread knowledge to common man in Kannada started in 2011 had released its first e-Book last year on  15th August. Thousands of people read through articles on our website and also downloaded PDF to share among friends.

Spreading the real meaning of freedom of knowledge sharing, free content was released through this initiative by our team at http://www.sanchaya.net

Many people had requested for ebook in various version including mobile solutions. It took us a while to realize that we could do it and here is an app on Android!

Go ahead, download and start reading Arivina Alegalu on your android phone. Yes, read this Kannada Ebook on your android mobile or tablet.

The project has come back to life again this year and expecting its second ebook release in few hours to come. Until then, start getting used to android app with 2011 eBook contents. Share it with your friends and We encourage Free and Open Source activities around Kannada. Get in touch with us to explore more opportunities to get involved in community activities.

 

We thank all writers for their contribution for this project!

 

Realtek RTS5229 Card Reader on Thinkpad E430

MMC card reader on my new Thinkpad Edge Series E430 laptop didn’t work by default on Ubuntu. Thinkpad site didn’t list the Linux drivers and even on Realtek site, it was not found earlier as its one of the latest hardware device in market.

After spending 3 long months, my wait has ended and now I see linux drive being listed on Realtek website.

Installing the module is quite simple. Download the driver for linux and run few commands as you see in Readme. Once you’re done with depmod and reboot the machine , card reader works like a charm. Enjoy!

Sing along with SongBird 1.2

SongBird 1.2 – A Mozilla Based customizable, cross platform music player. It’s light, fast, awesome, cute and it rocks..

songbird

I have tried many music players but nothing like Song Bird… Adding, removing multiple files to library is so damn easy and fast. The latest version of SongBird even optimized this function.

SongBird 1.2 performance enhancements are as follows:

  • Faster search
  • Deleting many tracks at once is faster
  • Selecting a large amount of tracks from the library is no longer slow
  • Reduced the amount of threads required to be running at all times by 50%
  • Fewer Crashes: We’ve worked hard to identify and fix some of the most common crashes in Songbird.

Read Georges Auberger‘s blog post on SongBird 1.2 to learn more about new features such as automatic Library file organization, two way sync with iTunes, Last.fm radio integration and a cool 10-band equilizer integration.

Big Buck Bunny – Open movie

Blender Foundation has released its 2nd Open movie “Big Buck Bunny“. Its a short animated film created by “The Peach Project” which follows the “Orange” project’s world’s first open movie “Elephent’s Dream” released in year 2006.

(World’s First Open Movie)

Guess what, these open source movie  projects used open source tools like 3D modeling suite called Blender, GIMP, Audacity as tools.  Blender provided them all assets required for animation studio used for production.

The movie “Big Buck Bunny” has been released under Creative Commons’ Attribution  license which has been promoting Open Content creation and distribution. As long as attribution is given to the project you can share this movie with any one as per the  about page of official web page.

This includes all the data we’ll publish online and on the DVDs, and all of the contents on this website. If any content on this site is not licensed as such, it will be clearly indicated.

In short, this means you can freely reuse and distribute this content, also commercially, for as long you provide a proper attribution.

In this movie you can find out what we could do with the community efforts. These open movies can also challenge animation movie giants such as “Pixar“.

Enjoy the comedy with “Big-Buck” Rabbit today. Download it and share it. If you believe the philosophy of Blender and Creative commons’ support their cause by purchasing the DVD (No Compulsion on buying the DVD) which helps them build much more Open Content. You can also be a part of this community. Join the Blender project and start contributing.

Watch the movie right here, right now:

Big Buck Bunny: www.bigbuckbunny.org
Elephants Dream: www.elephantsdream.org
Blender Institute: www.blenderinstitute.nl
Blender: www.blender.org
Creative Commons: www.creativecommons.org

LinuxaayaNa

We talk about technology and talk big about bringing that nearer to common man. How much successful we are? Piracy is one of the biggest problem which we keep discussing all the time. Are we really fighting against piracy? We also know that there is a community which works for nothing to bring good things for Society and does help us to stop using pirated softwares on our machines. How many of us share info about it with others?

Linux, Free and OpenSource software who doesn’t know about these words these days. But how many really think of going and adopting a technology which might turn out to be a headache?. Just a sec., Headache? Linux? OpenSource? Hey, come on you have better things in this free world and there are enough freedoms for you to choose what you want also you can decide what you want to do with it once you have it in your hands.

Not many encourage use of Linux and there are not many people who can show off what can be done with Linux and how it is far better than other proprietary operating systems. Even many of the governments doesn’t have ‘CS’ factor to analyze what is good and what is not for the society and end up using our tax money to purchase insecure solutions from corporates.

When you think at the root level, many people in our country can’t even understand “What is technology?”. The knowledge is not reachable, this might be the main reason behind this. Most of the books related to many technologies are available in “English” and it does take a good amount of time for any one to learn English and then start reading about technologies. I have been reading Poornachandra Thejaswi’s scientific books from few months now and I did learn how much it is important to teach our people about the technology and advancements. That too in their own language.

Yesterday I started writing about “Linux” in Kannada on my blog space at Sampada. It is a series of write ups on Linux and it’s usage for every one in ‘Kannada’. My small effort to spread knowledge to my own community. The series is called as “LinuxaayaNa“.

Knowledge is Power! Share it