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.
I thought this was really cute so I had to share it. It's a command called sl that is to help you when you misspell ls by accident. It displays this cute ascii animation, check out the video below to see it in action. to install in Ubuntu run the following command
sudo apt-get install sl
download video: high resolution (0.6 MB)
Britain's oldest original computer, the Harwell, which was designed in 1949, first ran in 1951 and lasted until 1973, is being sent to the National Museum of Computing where it is to be restored to working order.
Officially it was to help with general background atomic theory and to assist in the development of civilian power.
The system was built and used by staff at the Atomic Energy Research Establishment in Harwell, Oxfordshire.
Built by a team of three people, the device was capable of doing the work of six to ten people and ran for seven years until the establishment obtained their first commercial computer.
Many of you may have heard of Nokia's Linux based distro called Maemo 5 for their internet tablets and phones. Well I would like to now give you guys a better idea on what it really is, how its used, and how Linux plays a huge role in the OS.
Sony unveiled its wireless electronic book reader with a 7-inch touch screen. The new device, dubbed the Dailly Edition and priced at $399, is slated to ship in December,
Sharing files is becoming very popular these days so its no surprise that even Canonical is getting into it. So, what's ubuntu one? Ubuntu One is a Free/Commercial file sharing/dropbox type product that is being offered by Canonical. Ubuntu One integrates into your Ubuntu desktop and allows you to sync your files, share your work with others or work remotely, all with your Ubuntu computer.
Ubuntu One has two separate plans to choose from.
FREE - 2GB Storage
$10/month - 10GB Storage
A federal district court judge has ruled against Microsoft, and told the software company it must stop selling Word in the United States.
The world's most popular word processor is the subject of a court case brought by Toronto-based i4i over Word's ability to open files containing custom XML. i4i has the patent for "customized XML," which has been the default format for Word files since the 2007 edition.
Microsoft will appeal the decision.
As many of you may have heard the Open-PC project has been announced at the GCDS 09 by Frank Karlitschek.
It is aimed on bringing a free software based computer from the community to the Linux community.
How you can participate is by voting in a survey at the Open-PC site on the following things that you would like the Open-PC project to address. This is the first survey that is going to take place.
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This guide is intended to help LUG members in posting stories on the LinuxBahrain website. Stories are a type of content that will appear on the homepage and these are some examples of the type of content that might be posted as a story:
there are also some recommended guidelines to follow when posting stories:
Before posting any stories on the site I highly recommend viewing this video as it will help a lot. Feel free to contact me or post questions on the websites discussion forums if you have any questions or need help. download video: low resolution (17.7 MB) - high resolution (29.8 MB)
Our next LUG meeting will be on 4:00PM Saturday, August 8th at the Youth Innovation Center (for directions see Youth Center Directions). the topic will be as follows:
Wine and Crossover are two applications that allow Linux users to run many windows applications in Linux natively. The presentation will cover the following topics:
Marwan Al-Sabbagh will be the presenter. So come and enjoy also please note we won't be serving any wine at this meeting :)