The Bahrain Linux User Group is a group of computer enthusiasts with a focus on Linux and Open Source. We meet on a regular basis and we invite everyone interested in these exciting technologies to our group and our website. For more details please contact us.
Recently the Linux Foundation have put up a video that briefly sums up the history of Linux during the last 20 years since it's been created. This video is great for any new Linux users who are wondering how Linux got started. The Linux Foundation will be releasing more videos on the stories about Linux, but now we begin with the history of Linux from the beginning. Enjoy and happy 20 years of Linux.
Ever wondered about where Ubuntu serves were being used? Well Canonical has recently released a service at maps.ubuntu.com in which you can now check out where Ubuntu servers are running in various different nations. The service also lets you add a location to mark a city where you know Ubuntu servers are being run. With no surprise there is already one in Bahrain, and several others throughout the Middle East. So if you have a running ubuntu server that you would like to add to the growing list, just head on over maps.ubuntu.com and follow the instructions.
click on the photos below to get a screenshot picture of Bahrain and the Middle East nations running Ubuntu servers.
Now a days it seems like you can find a bunch of websites and desktop applications to use Twitter and other social networking services with. However there is one that I’ve found that sticks out from the rest. It’s called TweetDeck and if you’re the type that likes staying up-to-date with all your friends and family then this application is definitely for you. Click Read More for more information and how to install TweetDeck.
Ever find ourself wanting to manage the stuff that you've copied. Usually you can only copy one thing at a time, but now there's a solution. Well there are several actually, but this article mainly focuses on one that's easy to use and works. It's called Pastie. Pastie is a clipboard manager for Linux with an Application indicator to see all the stuff you've copied and want to paste. It also has a clear features, which allows you to get rid of the stuff that you no longer want to copy. You can install Pastie by clicking Download to get the .deb file.
The other day VLC 1.1.6 was released with a couple of new features. They're listed below as well as instructions to install the latest update.
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A while back we had a post on Linux Bahrain about the future of Gnome and how Gnome 3 would look like. Well the future is here. The Gnome team have officially released an alpha version of Gnome 3 that's ready for download and use. There are lots of new features such as the task bar is now on the left and appears to act like a dock. Overall it seems to be a renewed UI for Gnome. To find out more about Gnome 3 and the new features it has you can check it out at it's official homepage.
Our next LUG meeting will be on 3:30PM Saturday, January 8th at the Al Ayam Media Center(for directions see Al Ayam Media Center Directions). the topic will be as follows:
We will cover a brief history of wiki's themselves and a brief history of wikipedia over the past decade. There will also be a discussion of some of wikipedia's sister projects and some of the potential future projects of wikipedia. The presentor will be Marwan AlSabbagh. Rakan Rabayah will also be giving a brief summary of the new features and changes that are going to happening to the Linux Bahrain website.
Our next LUG meeting will be on 3:30PM Saturday, December 11th at the Al Ayam Media Center(for directions see Al Ayam Media Center Directions). the topic will be as follows:
Plone is an open source CMS that can be used for any kind of website, including blogs, internet sites, webshops and internal websites as well as a document publishing system and groupware collaboration tool.
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That's right, you can now get all your Facebook notifications right onto your desktop using Conky with this simple script made by DiggingLinux. So click on read more for instructions.
With useful indicator you launch Virutal machines right from the notification menu. You also won't have to open VirtualBox itself. Just simply click on the icon in the notification menu and select the OS you want to boot. Click on read more for instructions on how to install the VirtualBox indicator.