While the world has several misconceptions about INDIA, how much do you know about your own motherland? These Indian facts will blow your mind!
1. We were always good at Maths. At least some of us were.
2. Indians know all about traveling too!
3. And not Aryabhatta as you thought.
4. Don’t blame the Europeans for those tough Math lessons. Your ancestors did it all.
5. And today you need a calculator for even simple calculations.
6. Yeah, we pretty much aced everything.
7. Military strategies to sharpen your mind. Brilliant.
8. The first plastic-surgery was done in India.
9. Those architectural marvels still stun us.
10. It is still one of the best ways to stay mentally and physically fit.
Somehow, despite all the advancements we have made, the world still thinks of India as a land stuck in time. For many who do not really know about our country, or have never bothered to study it, India continues to be a land of snake-charmers, elephants and curries. While there do form a part of traditional India, we as a country are much more than that.
1. We do have a Monsoon” season along with autumn, spring, pre-spring and late-summer.
2. Hinglish is not the only English we know.
3. We are not a land of snake-charmers.
4. Hindi is widely recognized but there are more than a hundred different languages.
5. It wasn’t exactly discovered. India had been known by other regional names long before India became India.
6. We do know ‘Hi’. ‘Hello’, ‘Hey’, ‘Pranam’ and other regional variants.
7. Heard of Idli, Dhokla, Parathas, Dal-Chawal, Curd-Rice etc,?
In general there are two flavors of X desktop. The two most famous “heavyweight” desktop projects are GNOME and KDE; these include both a desktop environment and an application development framework. A desktop environment includes a window manager, help browser, file manager, task bar, and so on. A development framework includes any number of libraries to ease application development, perhaps most importantly a GUI toolkit. GNOME and KDE are the desktops with the most support from Linux distribution vendors.
The second flavor of X desktop includes a desktop environment only; no development framework is included. The line between this flavor of desktop and a plain old window manager is a bit blurry; many people would describe Xfce, WindowMaker, and Enlightenment as desktops in this category.
Desktops can be mixed-and-matched; for example, you can run Enlightenment together with GNOME or KDE components; you can run applications developed with the GNOME or KDE development framework under any of the X desktops. One purpose of freedesktop.org is to ensure that this mixing-and-matching remains possible, and promote more of it. Read our Mission Statement for details. The executive summary is that people or organizations developing applications do not need to worry about which desktop their users will select. Applications which work with any desktop are easy to write.
One way to think about the mission of freedesktop.org is this: to ensure that the different development frameworks aren’t user-visible.
X Desktops with a Development Framework
Plain Desktop Environments
- AfterStep : Window manager that combines flexibility with elegant look
- AntiRight : Lightweight scripted environment that uses the GTK+ toolkit
- awesome : Highly configurable, next generation framework window manager
- EDE : small desktop environment, built to be simple and fast
- Enlightenment : The Enlightenment Window Manager
- fluxbox : Lightweight WM with support for tabs
- FVWM : An extremely customizable window manager and some desktop applications
- GoFun : Lightweight Desktop Entry Specification based desktop
- IceWM : Window manager designed to be small, fast and lightweight
- LxDE : provide a new desktop environment which is lightweight and fast
- Matchbox: Environment for non-desktop systems, such as handheld computers
- MATE : MATE Desktop Environment is the fork of GNOME2
- ROX : ROX is a free, GTK+-based, fully drag-and-drop desktop
- UDE : attempt to create new WM with original Look’n’Feel
- WindowMaker : Window manager intended to work with GNUstep
- Xfce : Lightweight GTK+-based environment
- XPde : A Windows XP-like desktop environment designed for Windows users migrating to Linux
3D Desktop Environments
- Compiz : OpenGL-based 3D window manager to extend existing desktop environments like Gnome and KDE
- Metisse : Metisse 3D Desktop project
- True3D*Shell : open source 3D desktop environment
Classic Desktop Environments
- CDE : Common Desktop Environment, the traditional proprietary environment based on Motif
- TkDesk : TkDesk predates most of the environments on this page
Source : freedesktop.org