Science Addiction

A dormant blog by Devanshu Mehta

Tag: Microsoft

Linux on the Xbox: Part I: Reasoning

So a few days ago, I finally decided to sell my Xbox. Purchased in a frenzy of going-to-grad-school shopping, knowing fully well that you can’t get through a degree in computer science without putting in your hours behind the controls of a powerful gaming machine, this black and green monster has served its purpose.

But since then, I’ve graduated. I work full time. The few games I owned started finding their way to “”: and pretty soon it had become clear.

The Xbox had to go. Read the rest of this entry »

Is it Wrong to Love Microsoft… blindly?

This is my constructive response to the column at “CoolTechZone”: on the 5th of August titled “Is it Wrong to Love Microsoft?”: To give you a little perspective, I have a WindowsXP desktop dual booted with “Fedora Core 4 Linux”:, Windows XP Professional laptop, and “Mac Powerbook”: at home and so have sufficient experience with all of them. Read the rest of this entry »

What kind of a Windows user are you?

“Apple Matters”: has a nice article about the different types of Windows users out there. From “the article”:

Did you know that every time a Windows user converts an angel gets an iPod? It’s true. So convert someone and make an angel’s day.

Aah, I love being an Apple-snob.

Oooh MD5

“C-net’s”: has an article about how “Microsoft”: apparently had a conference where they invited ‘hackers’ to help them discover security flaws. My first and humongous beef with the article is the usage of the term ‘hacker’; but that’s a whole ‘nother issue for a whole other day. Read the rest of this entry »