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.
In this post I've decided to write an article about gaming on Linux. So if you've decided to take sometime off and go on vacation and find yourself with nothing to do, you can play some pretty amazing Open Source Linux based games. I've so far only collected 3, and they're all based on different genres. The first game is a FPS (First Person Shooter) called Cube 2. Then a historical real strategy game called 0 A.D. and it's set out to be a Open Source clone of Age of Empires 2. Finally last but not least is a puzzle game called Zaz, which is based on Zuma.
So click the read more for instructions on how to install the games.
This September will be no doubt be marked as a historical month for the developers of Gnome as they'll be officially be releasing Gnome 3.0. Well if you can't wait until September and want to try out the latest that the deveoplers have to offer then you can install Gnome Shell from the Ubuntu Software Center. Gnome Shell is the defining technology that's making Gnome 3.0, and I have to say it looks and works amazingly. It may take you about a minute to get use to all the changes. Once you've found your way around you'll find yourself in a world of amazment.
Our next LUG meeting will be on 4:00PM Saturday, July 17th at the Al Ayam Media Center(for directions see Al Ayam Media Center Directions). the topic will be as follows:
The Chumby is a consumer electronics product with an embedded computer roughly resembling a small clock radio, it consists of a small touch-screen with a leather and plastic exterior. It uses AC power and turns off if unplugged and moved; a 9 volt battery connector is supplied for backup power. It comes in six colors. It is an embedded computer which provides Internet and LAN access via a Wi-Fi connection. Through this connection, the Chumby runs various software widgets. The Chumby runs on Linux.
The Apple iPad
I hope this product doesn't need much introduction. Under the hood it is running a Unix-Based operating system on an ARM processor. We will cover how to jailbreak this device and how to install a number of different open source applications on it.
The Microvision Laser Pico Projector
this is a portable projector that can fit comfortable in your pocket and is battery powered so provides full mobility. It uses a unique laser technology for projection that means the images is always in focus and can be projected on any shaped surface. The potential for this technology is very exciting and it will be fun to demonstrate the quality of this device to the group.
Now that the world cup is over and Spain are the winners I can get back to writing. Seems like some guys in Lifehacker have figured out a way on running Mac OS X 86. The current version is Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6), however I got Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard up and running. It seems to run smoothly without an issues. Of course if you don't have a OSX86 CD you can download the torrent for it. It will be a couple of Gigs, so lets hope you're bandwidth is with Menatelecom. Anyway click the link bellow for instructions on getting it to run, and a download link of Mac OS X86.
(The tutorial says on Windows, but it works on Ubuntu as well.)
Well I guess the title says it all. However you should be warned this beta looks nothing like the picture on the right, but they plan on making it look like that in the next beta release (or final).
Our next LUG meeting will be on 4:00PM Saturday, June 12th at the Al Ayam Media Center(for directions see Al Ayam Media Center Directions). the topic will be as follows:
Well this isn't much of a surprise, but well it's good to know that there's a place in Bahrain where you can buy the Nexus One. Here are a couple of picture that I took of the device, it seems to be a bit over priced at 289 BD, but well it's not that bad of a price for the "Google Phone". I didn't take any pictures of it on though as this was just on display without a battery. I did try it out at the counter however and it seemed to be authentic, so check it out at EMax, Marina Mall.
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So lately many of you may have read a couple of the articles that I've wrote and one of them is about Google Chrome. Now If you download the right version you won't have any problems setting it up in a virtual machine such as Virtualbox. However, lets say you download the bootable usb image (.img) and wanted to convert it into a Virtual Machine disk image. Well with these 2 simple steps you can.
We will use QEMU to convert the image.
1. Install QEMU - sudo apt-get install qemu.
2. With the terminal window opened (or a new one) type in qemu-img convert imagefilename.img -O vmdk imagefilename.vmdk
After that you should've successfully converted your flat disk image to a virtual machine image.
Nokia and Intel's joint project MeeGo (Maemo 5 and Moblin) has officially hit 1.0. The release provides developers with a stable core foundation for application development and rich user experience for Netbooks. The release cycle has been planned for every 6 months. The developers have also released the MeeGo API which includes Qt 4.6, the MeeGo SD, and various other operating system tools. For more user features and download link click read more.
So if you're interested on giving Google Chrome a shot just click the download link below.