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Sunday, April 08, 2012

who writes Linux

This is a great article my friend Sasikanth shared with me on facebook: who-writes-linux-2012 . It provides statistics on who actually develops the Linux kernel, the rate of development, companies supporting the developers and lot of other interesting tidbits.

It is good to see that most developers are getting paid for doing what they love. Makes it a more sustainable model.

The quote "As the Linux kernel grows, the rate of change is growing with it." just sums it up. This IMHO, is very hard to achieve with a conventional business model.

Sunday, April 01, 2012

take a screenshot on windows 7

To take a snapshot (screenshot) of a window do alt+PRINT and then ctrl-v.

If you do just PRINT, you will get a screenshot of the whole screen.

To take the snapshot as a jpg picture
  • start the paint program Start -> run -> mspaint
  • "Select the window of interest" -> alt+PRINT -> go to mspaint window -> use ctrl-v to paste -> save as .jpg.