Aditya Godbole aag.lists at gmail.com
Fri Aug 3 15:58:55 IST 2007

On 8/2/07, Sankarshan Mukhopadhyay <sankarshan.mukhopadhyay at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 08/02/2007 Vipin Solanki wrote:
> > Hello guys,This is my first mail to this mailing list. I am a
> > BE-Computer Student and I am having some problems with my BE Project.
> > My group members and myself(total=4) want to make a project in Linux.

> I get to hear this query often and the only thing I am sorely tempted to
> ask is - step back and forget about Linux (for a moment). How good are
> your fundamental programming skills ?

I agree completely with the above. Also, I would like to add a bit
about the whole approach to BE projects, espcially those of computer
science students.
The first tendency is to run behind the buzz word. The BE project is
the most unique opportunity to get some common sense knocked into your
brains. Make the most of it. Making a project in 'Linux' is not going
to do you any good. Take a real world problem, and try to solve it. If
you need to use Linux to solve it, then do so. If you must use Plan 9,
use that. But _try_ to solve some real problem.
Secondly (this may be OT here), I never understand why computer
science students need 'sponsorship' or endorsement from companies. It
another matter if you look for guides. In that sense, its a good thing
that Vipin is asking for help on a forum like this.


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