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Uphaar Agrawalla


Hi! I am an IT student from India. I have just given the final semester exams of the 4-year engineering degree, so gonna be a graduate soon. I plan to get a job and start working as a software engineer.


Computers and Internet - I'm pretty much addicted to these Smile :-) Close in comes music, and then movies. I've been learning Python/PyGTK lately and found it very interesting. Hopefully I'll make something useful with it in the future. I also like making websites, and made a PHP-based site. I'm hoping to make a python-based site sometime soon.

I also designed the website (frontend and backend) for the little Spread Firefox GMail Project - which aimed to give donated GMail invitations to people in exchange for a Firefox button/banner on their site. We managed to approve over 1500 applicants through the system, and in those days Gmail invitations used to be scarce.

Ubuntu & Me

Well, interesting subject... atleast for me Smile :-) I heard about Ubuntu first on #gnome-love on GIMPNet and came to know that they ship free CDs. I had always used Red Hat distros (upto RH9, and then FC) - so although I ordered some CDs I wasn't really excited about it.

I never got the CDs, and I didnt have latest Fedora so I downloaded Ubuntu Warty - being just a single CD distro compared to 4. And as soon as the install finished... I was just amazed! Hadn't used a beautiful and polished distro before. The colors were refreshing a well, not the same old blue theme base like Fedora (and Windows) used.

After using Ubuntu for a while, I started telling my friends about it, and now some are happily using it. A lot of them tried out the LiveCD and loved it - their perception of Linux being a not-so-pleasing-and-comfortable OS has changed a lot now (they are Windows & Mac users primarily).

Contributions to Ubuntu


I visit the [http://ubuntuforums.org Ubuntu Forums] regularly and had made several posts with helping out people. (Haven't been much active lately because I had my semester exams and also having some hardware issues with my computer.)

I also sometimes spend time on #ubuntu helping people out.


I've reported/participated on a very few in Ubuntu Bugzilla so far, but hoping to do a lot more ahead. Also, I've started reporting Universe bugs with Malone now.

[http://ubuntuforums.org/search.php?do=finduser&u=5843 My Ubuntu Forums Posts] (currently 75)

[https://bugzilla.ubuntu.com/buglist.cgi?query_format=advanced&short_desc_type=allwordssubstr&short_desc=&long_desc_type=substring&long_desc=&bug_file_loc_type=allwordssubstr&bug_file_loc=&status_whiteboard_type=allwordssubstr&status_whiteboard=&keywords_type=allwords&keywords=&resolution=DUPLICATE&resolution=---&emailtype1=substring&email1=&emailassigned_to2=1&emailreporter2=1&emailqa_contact2=1&emailcc2=1&emaillongdesc2=1&emailtype2=substring&email2=euphaar%40gmail.com&bugidtype=include&bug_id=&votes=&chfieldfrom=&chfieldto=Now&chfieldvalue=&cmdtype=doit&order=Reuse+same+sort+as+last+time&field0-0-0=noop&type0-0-0=noop&value0-0-0= Bugzilla Bugs List]

[https://launchpad.ubuntu.com/people/euphaar/+reportedbugs Launchpad Bugs List]


  1. e-mail: euphaar@gmail.com

  2. IRC Nick: ups