On Sunday, Ubuntu and a Photoshop Geek

Submitted by hpn on December 3, 2006 - 08:33
What is it like a Sunday you wake up to noises when you've hardly had any sleep overnight? Worse yet, the news paper carries on front, a page long report about deaths in double figures - and another with made-look fairy tale of a weirdo accident survivor. But only respite for the Sunday was to be that my primary workstation got back in shape. I'm now back to Ubuntu Dapper after trying a dozen more transitions in terms of distros. Amd-Xeon kernel available in the repository works pretty well for the Pentium D processor, and ATI has drivers to offer [:http://ati.amd.com/products/catalyst/linux.html|for Linux]. It is not the same as we get for Windows, but just sufficient. Although it is more like "be satisfied with what you get" in terms of drivers that hardware vendors provide for Linux, things indeed are improving. **** Looks like [:http://photoshopnews.com/wp-userdata/seethaoffice.jpg|Seetharaman Narayanan's] name is going to be etched in Photoshop users' memory [:http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=35154|for queer reasons]. Queer, I say because the name isn't any weirdo name around here in India - it is as common as Harry and Tom. It is not an eye catcher either, unless it is the only Indian name listed among some Image processing geeks. The name being the only Indian name on the Photoshop splash (until recently. Now another Indian name - Balakrishna has been splashing up too) - I too, remember catching it more often than not when firing up Photoshop (although I have never had a chance to use Photoshop after 7.0). An interview with the Indian born developer [:http://www.ironicsans.com/2006/09/interview_seetharaman_narayanan.html|is on Ironicsans]. Ah, he even [:http://photoshopnews.com/2005/08/01/seethas-fan-club/|has a fan club]. :-)