Saturday, 27 October 2012

Goodbye Windows XP

My parents' place, until today a home to Windows XP for the last nn years, has been facelifted. While the hardware is pretty much the same, the software cover is brand new. Instead of unsupported operating system, an old Athlon 2 now runs latest Fedora 18 Linux pretty happily. The system is much more responsive despite 2.5MB/s disk throughput. This was quite an overkill under XP. I haven't used this PC in years and only now I see how painfully slow it was to use. After all, it's been about 10 years. The interesting part is that the hardware (dual-core CPU with 2GB RAM and 100GB of painfully slow disk drive) is pretty OK for Internet browsing, and audio/video calls. But it still feels slower than a dual-core Samsung Galaxy S2 phone.
Another kid on the block is an iPhone 3GS. Currently used as a remote handset and a messaging client with Google+, Vtok, and Skype.
The era of Linux has begun at my old home. I'm really keen to see how it will work out for typical household use with my parents as users.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Nikola Tesla

Below are some of the movies about Nikola Tesla that can be watched online:
  • Missing Secrets of Nikola Tesla (link)
  • Tesla: Master of Lightning (link)
  • Nikola Tesla: The Genius Who Lit the World (link)
or, simply follow this link: Tesla on Top Documentary Films