Car-achi: Linux


Some open source enthusiast has plastered his Suzuk FX with ‘Learn Linux’ posters from inside the windows.

41 Comments so far

  1. Zee (unregistered) on October 26th, 2007 @ 7:04 pm

    LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL & PHP) rocks!!! :)

  2. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on October 26th, 2007 @ 9:27 pm

    can’t read it but it seems more like an Ad than promoting Opensource like RMS :-)

  3. lida (unregistered) on October 26th, 2007 @ 10:07 pm

    I think that car is running on ubuntu

  4. V (unregistered) on October 26th, 2007 @ 11:10 pm

    Learn Linux on windows

    I smell a conspiracy! ;)

  5. Tariq Khanani (unregistered) on October 26th, 2007 @ 11:38 pm

    Ubuntu sucks. Its far from becoming an OS for home users.

    Micro$oft rulz (unfortunately)

  6. llama (unregistered) on October 27th, 2007 @ 2:12 am

    agree with adnan. seems like the guy is offering some classes to learn linux.

  7. alam (unregistered) on October 27th, 2007 @ 4:05 am

    Linux Ads should be on Mercedes or this phateechar?

  8. Sameer (unregistered) on October 27th, 2007 @ 4:49 am

    He should probably leave his doors unlocked so people could modify it for themselves. Open source *cough*.

  9. Kar-Acchi Battian (unregistered) on October 27th, 2007 @ 5:04 am

    I see the front door glasses down. So, it is *open source* already. Only the front passenger seat as a nice headrest cover (undone by somebody else). People have been modifying it to suit their own comfort.

    Judging by DMC sticker on the back window, the guy seems to have changed career path from “Open Heart” to “Open Source”.

  10. Zee (unregistered) on October 27th, 2007 @ 5:06 am

    lol @ sameer!

  11. saad (unregistered) on October 27th, 2007 @ 6:31 am

    this looks like an advert the guy offers li9nux classes

  12. wasiq (unregistered) on October 27th, 2007 @ 6:36 am

    what is linux..?

  13. ShahidnUSA (unregistered) on October 27th, 2007 @ 9:26 am

    Looking at this car has disturbed me more than a Newsweek cover.

  14. ALAM (unregistered) on October 27th, 2007 @ 10:01 am


    >>>> what is linux..?

    Dude, this is the OS jehad against the super powers.

  15. Mufakkir (unregistered) on October 27th, 2007 @ 11:45 am

    Cheapo non-radial tyres.

    No tail lights at all. At least brake lights should be present.

    Damn small linux LOLz.

    And stickers on windows are a hindrance to the driver. They should not be there.

  16. Mohsin Raza (unregistered) on October 27th, 2007 @ 12:15 pm

    seems like the chap is Linux Enthusiast! :)

    I’ve also seen a car having a special number plate of Linux, will post the pic some time!

  17. IUnknown (unregistered) on October 27th, 2007 @ 12:20 pm

    again @alam, ur posting some thing offensive.

    MODERATOR: where is policy now???????

    @alam, apnay abbu ka naam batao baita????

    windows is better than linux i dont know why ppl keep yelling linux and oppen source apart from that its cheap.

  18. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on October 27th, 2007 @ 12:27 pm

    Wasiq, as my peer said once on a forum:

    Linux is a communist operating systems and Windows is a capitalistic operating system. That is, Windows exist specifically to make money, Linux exists to free humanity from its dependency upon greed and corporate manipulation.

  19. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on October 27th, 2007 @ 12:33 pm

    Sameen and V, awesome comments :D

    I don’t know why do you call Ubuntu sucks while this is most easiest to use.

  20. ALAM (unregistered) on October 27th, 2007 @ 1:31 pm


    >> as my peer said once on a forum

    I think there is only one peer in KHI…..Peer Altaf Bhai

    And r u communist now? Left Islam?

  21. MB (unregistered) on October 27th, 2007 @ 4:08 pm

    “He should probably leave his doors unlocked so people could modify it for themselves.”
    ahhahaha….hahaha lash

    Someone mentioned Altaf bhai (peer ) here. Here is a million dollar question

    What does P2P means in politics ?
    Jeetney waalay ko aik adad shaandar tuhfa

  22. Tariq Khanani (unregistered) on October 27th, 2007 @ 11:30 pm


    Ubuntu? Easy to use? am i dreaming or what.
    FYI we dont have windows in my office and ubuntu everywhere. First thing that went wrong was i mistakenly changed user rights of a folder, and what u knw, half of administrative tools stopped working.

    Also, u can’t even format ur USB drive from UBUNTU aarghh!. Also it took me 3 weeks to find a compatible driver for VGA of my intel board (with Core2Duo processors), before that i was working in 800*600 res (yuck!). also sometimes even Ctrl+C doesn’t work. and the list goes on.

  23. Tariq Khanani (unregistered) on October 27th, 2007 @ 11:33 pm

    about the ads on FX, i think us ki FX ab kisi aur kaam ke kabil naheen rahee hogee

  24. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on October 28th, 2007 @ 1:13 pm

    Ironically an Author(MB) himself violating rules by making off topic comments.

    Umar, as I told you earlier, EDUCATE YOUR own authors first then come out and preach others

    and MB $$$$$$, that was not urdu wala PEER.

    Tariq Khanani, I have used Ubuntu for personal desktops and it worked fine. NO idea how does it behave for an enterprise. Ubuntu is somewhat different than other distros as unlike other distros, Ubuntu doesn’t enable root user as default and give administrative rights to user which is defined during Installation.

  25. Tariq Khanani (unregistered) on October 29th, 2007 @ 9:42 am

    my point exactly, ubuntu has based everything on user rights, so its easy for a user to mess things up in an irreversible way.

    Another reason of difficulty in linux adaptibility is, most alternate of windows software available are not well written and sometimes buggy.

    e.g. u prepare an excel sheet in MS office with full formatting and shashkay, but when u open the same in open office……….u find out its all screwed up.

  26. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on October 29th, 2007 @ 11:12 am

    @TK: because MS usually follow their own standards rather those based on international comittie. There is a tussle going on these days between OpenSource and MS about OOXML specs.

  27. Iqbal Sajid (unregistered) on October 29th, 2007 @ 4:09 pm

    Thanks for all the comments :).

    Please note the site of this OpenSource, Open Car, Institute,
    Alhamdolillah one session has completed. and looking for registrations for the second one :)

    I’m using Ubuntu on my notebook, and fedora on desktop computers in my institute and teaching distro specific linux.

  28. Yasir (unregistered) on October 29th, 2007 @ 4:25 pm

    I like the car…. I think it’s sexy… hehehe :P

  29. Faraz Ahmed Khan (unregistered) on October 29th, 2007 @ 4:32 pm

    The idea is really simple. I learned car driving in FX first time and I think no one can learn car driving in heavy truck like HINO.

    According to his AD, this is to attract new PANCHEE who want to learn linux as a beginner, he should learn it like driving in FX.

  30. Faraz Wahaj (unregistered) on October 29th, 2007 @ 5:21 pm

    i think u shud all visit this website!

  31. Iqbal Sajid (unregistered) on October 29th, 2007 @ 6:15 pm

    I’ve pasted these adds to market my Courses, but often i receive calls from ppl asking .. Sir jee yah gari kitnay main bechni hai .. for sale ka add dekha tha :(… what is ur demand …

  32. Aqeel Wahaj (unregistered) on October 29th, 2007 @ 7:39 pm

    hahaha funny thread!!

    Linux/Unix Rulz!!! the utmost OS for enterprise operations! … Microsoft has only desktop app market… hotmail is even hosted on Unix Box…. so guys! Learn Linux…

  33. Ali (unregistered) on October 29th, 2007 @ 10:28 pm

    That’s my boy. Bala Ruleeee!!!

  34. Adil (unregistered) on October 31st, 2007 @ 10:48 am

    Oh yeah Balay, keep it up man, LINUX is the future OS…..

  35. Mustafa (unregistered) on November 1st, 2007 @ 3:51 pm

    ubuntu is the desktop future! try newver versin Gutsy Gibbon?

    @Adnan, by the way who told you a simple user can messup with file permissions set by administrator/super user? such shits are only bundled with Microshaft windows. Linux file systems are popular for their powerfull file permissiong.

  36. jamal (unregistered) on November 1st, 2007 @ 11:33 pm

    hey…..this is my bro….

    i put the dmc sticker once…still proud of it, even of car which i used to drive to go to hospital…and now feeling prouder to see it on this blog (yes…proud for this ‘phateechar’)……

    LINUX rahay na rahay ….this suzuki fx will keep rocking…. i don’t know anything about linux though; not even its correct pronunciation (by the way is it LYE nex or LEE nex)

  37. AQEEL (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2007 @ 8:54 am

    I can see Gold Leaf ka packet in this pic, GoldLeaf rocks!!! :) hahahah

  38. Ghazala Sajid (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2007 @ 4:17 pm

    this car has some emotional connections for me….and AD adds attraction for people specially who are on shahra e faisal daily.and i believe to learn linux is worth in the world of so many viruses every time .

  39. Kashif Qadri (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2007 @ 2:18 pm

    Great.. Iqbal bhai is famous now… i hate the way he has wrapped his car…

  40. khalid (unregistered) on November 6th, 2007 @ 6:47 pm

    Open Source invitation at virtually OPENED CAR

  41. Faisal Sikander Khan (unregistered) on November 7th, 2007 @ 2:59 pm

    Na Agar na Magar sirf Linux parh ….. :)

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