Some freewares are well known and then there are others that are equally useful, but not as well known. Enough talk though, here’s the list.
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At a time when privacy concerns have become paramount on the back of scandals like Prism, in a shocking revelation, Google has admitted that it opens and reads user mails, to direct targeted advertisements based on the content in the mail.
What’s more, Google has also said that these actions include access to mails that are sent by third party mailing domains that haven’t even signed Google terms and conditions. Google justifies reading user mails on the back of a justification wherein Google says that it is part of the Terms and Conditions users sign when signing up for a Google account.
In a court filing earlier last week Google says, “All users of email must necessarily expect that their emails will be subject to automated processing. Just as a sender of a letter to a business colleague cannot be surprised that the recipient’s assistant opens the letter, people who use web-based email today cannot be surprised if their emails are processed by the recipient’s [email provider] in the course of delivery. Indeed, ‘a person has no legitimate expectation of privacy in information he voluntarily turns over to third parties.”
In essence, Google is comparing itself with a postal service and using an old act which says that senders of mails give up their right to privacy once they hand the letter over to a third party.
Tech experts, however, have taken exception to this, saying that the analogy being used here is wrong, given the fact that one expects the Post Office to deliver the letter based on the address written on the envelope and not to open the letter and read it.
“Similarly, when I send an email, I expect it to be delivered to the intended recipient with a Gmail account based on the email address; why would I expect its content will be intercepted by Google and read? Google has finally admitted they don’t respect privacy. People should take them at their word; if you care about your email correspondents’ privacy, don’t use Gmail,” says John Simpson, head of the privacy project at Consumer Watchdog
– Only 2 per cent of the code, which was originally written by Torvalds, remains in the current Linux kernel.
– Linux is used in government offices in many countries. In India, Linux is also used for educational purposes in Tamil Nadu.
– The top 10 supercomputers in the world use Linux. Linux accounts for 33.8 per cent of the world’s data servers compared to the operating systems from Microsoft, which account for only 7.3 per cent.
– Bullet trains in Japan, the New York Stock Exchange, CERN and the San Francisco traffic control systems run on Linux.
– Some of the biggest technology related companies like Google, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook etc. use Linux as their primary operating system.
– In 1991, the GNU project that was developed, did not have any kernels or drivers. That is why Torvalds was led towards working on the Linux kernel development.
– Hollywood director, James Cameron had said that hit movie Avataar was the first movie to be shot completely in 3D using free software on Linux-driven machines.
– The first Linux distribution to be offered by an original equipment manufacturer was Ubuntu. This was done by Dell.
– The well known and very popular digital recording system TiVo also uses Linux.
– Google’s Android operating system, which led to a revolution in the mobile phones industry, is known to be based on Linux.
– Linux itself is not an operating system, rather, it is a kernel. GNU Linus is the operating system.
– The original Linux kernel had only 10,239 lines of code, whereas, today the standard version of the kernel has only 10 million lines of code. This is growing at 10 per cent per year and nearly 4,500 lines are added to the code. In addition, about 1,500 lines in the code are altered almost everyday.
– Yggdrasil Computing Inc was the company that started commercial distribution for Linux for the first time. The freeware was launched on CDs by Yggdrasil in 1992.
– An asteroid has been named after Torvalds in order to honour him.
– A study conducted by the European Union showed that redeveloping the most recent Linux kernel would cost about $1.14 billion.
– The Linux mascot is a penguin named Tux. The name of the Penguin is based on the fact that a penguin’s body is coloured like a tuxedo. But, there are also theories that the name comes from the words Torvalds and Unix.
– The Debian operating system was the first GNU/Linux-based system, which was developed.
– Creator Torvalds originally wanted the Linux kernel to be called Freax. This could be a mix of the words free, freak and the letter X, which would indicate the fact that it resembles Unix. His friend, Ari Lemmke, who was the administrator for the FTP server that was hosting the kernel for downloads, called it the kernel of Linux Torvalds.
– The Linux kernel runs on so many operating systems that it is the most widely ported operating system in the world.
20 unknown facts about Facebook Founder Mark Zucerkberg .
1] Facebook’s main color is blue because MarkZuckerberg is color blind. The color that he can see the best is blue.
2] His has dog name Beast, and he has his own Facebook page .
3] He is known as ‘Zuck’ by his friends while his mother calls him Princely.
4] He promised and wore a tie everyday for a whole year.
5] He learned Chinese in 2010 so that he could talk to his girlfriends family members who were Chinese.
6] He said that the only accurate thing in the Facebook movie ‘The Social Network’ was the dress worn by the character who played his role. He added that every single T-shirt that was correct.
7] Mark wore a hoodie and jeans in a meetingwith investors on Wall Street. Photo via Into wire.
8] Mark Zuckerberg met his girlfriend, Priscilla Chan in line for the bathroom at a Harvard party in 2003.
9] He designed his wife’s wedding ring.
10] The guest didn’t know that they were on a weeding untill it was announced. Priscilla had
just graduated and they thought the party was for her graduation.
11] Mark Zuckerberg is the most followed (circled) person in Google Plus .
12] He even has a Twitter account with an amazing username, @finkd.
13] He rejected a $1 billion dollar offer from Yahoo to buy Facebook.
14] Mark had a business card which read “I’mCEO Bitch” .
15] Some of his favourite
musical artist are Green Day, Jay-Z, Taylor Swift, and Shakira.
16] His T-shirt has the Facebook friend request, Message, and notification logo. Notice the 3 things in his T-shirt?
17] His Facebook profile CANNOT be BLOCKED.
18] He used to work sitting like normal employee before.
19] He rarely wears a suit.
20] He wears the same
trademark hoodie and jeans to work ‘everyday’.