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Tech this week (Sep 22- Sep 26 ,2008)

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The past week was quite hectic and the weekend was even more hectic .I had my exams for my current semester in the weekend.

The week was dominated by one big number $700 bn !! Much has been predicted about the repercussions of this historic crisis in the US. Some considered it the biggest since the depression. I think the crisis is much bigger this time than the dot-com one. No one know whats it store next. Lets hope things turn best for the good of all.

I was browsing through the finalists of TechCrunch50 . OpenTrace appeared quite innovative and do-able.

OpenTrace aims to show where your products come from and what the environmental impact is.The idea is to build a massive database on the supply chain details of each and every product developed. Once the data is available, the service could give you an index on the environmental impact due to the product. A new take on bringing an environmental aspect of a product.    The site is not yet up (the team is looking for VC’s ).

For now ,it has a nice presentation on their idea .

BOSS GNU/Linux :Version 3.0 of BOSS GNU/Linux () was released by CDAC this month. BOSS Linux will be India’s own Linux with support for the major languages of India. ELCOT, the IT wing of Tamil Nadu government is showing the way by deploying BOSS Linux across all government departments in the State .


Written by sujai

September 30, 2008 at 4:37 pm

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  1. > http://www.techcrunch50.com/2008/conference/

    Good show of Logos. 🙂

    > Version 3.0 of BOSS GNU/Linux ()

    Yet another Distro? Why can’t they create derivatives out of Ubuntu & use it. ELCOT is doing BOSS, I thought they are already doing things with OpenSUSE. This is def going to confuse lotsa ELCOT staff.


    September 30, 2008 at 7:39 pm

  2. Distro watch says that its ‘Debian based’! (http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=05070 )

    An Ubuntu Fork would have been ideal. I think the govt officials were particular about no dependency on others. Even the repositories are separately maintained. See here: : http://www.linux.com/feature/60764

    ELCOT did start off with OpenSUSE but they seem to have aligned with this BOSS . Probably considering reuse of lot of translations that is already available with Ubuntu/Debian.


    October 1, 2008 at 6:28 pm

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