Monthly Archives: March 2008

Ubuntu on Flickr

Years ago I created Ubuntu Group on flickr and actually totally forgot about it just because I was away from Flickr and today I found some interesting photos in the photo pool

Ubuntu Cola?
I am because we are

Interesting Screenshot
Ubuntu Gutsy desktop
A good reason to quit flickr
Microsoft swallows Yahoo?

Ubuntu Motherhood
Mamang Peke and Alexis
Linux Terrorist ? Bin Tux? LoL or maybe Pen/guin
terrorist tux

Ubuntu mobile

you can view more by visiting Ubuntu Group on Flickr or maybe you would want to load random photos as a badge on your blog

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Ubuntu Jordan LoCo: FLOSS Introduction – The Jordanian Way

Amman, March 13th 2008 -Ubuntu Jordan LoCo Team.
Ubuntu Jordan LoCo Team Logo As part of Ubuntu Jordan LoCo Team continuous efforts to spread awareness about GNU/Linux in the Kingdom, the team organized a public event at The University of Jordan in Cooperation with IEEE Student Branch. Mr. Khamis SekSik gave a lecture Introducing FLOSS in the Jordanian way, as well as a brief background of FLOSS history.

In addition, the lecture included Mr.Seksik explaining some reasons to use FLOSS Jordan, as well as comparing selling service VS selling software, and comparing backward compatibility issues between FLOSS and other software.

Other issues discussed by Mr.Sisek were the ethical reasons to use FLOSS. The argument is that using proprietary software without paying for it equal theft and as such is unethical. In many ways, Mr.Siksek highlighted, choosing the right software is a very important decision because it affects time, effort, and money invested in this software.

FLOSS Introduction - The Jordanian Way

Following the lecture, a number of Ubuntu Jordan LoCo helped in setting up the FIRST Ubuntu Lab in The University of Jordan.
Installation in progressUbuntu Jordan LoCo Logo

It is worth mentioning that next week Ubuntu Jordan LoCo Team is scheduled to start giving Ubuntu Desktop Courses in cooperation with Jordan University IEEE Student Branch.

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The best web browser ever

I witnessed all browsers wars in my life, just like many of you; and they are just like nations, they rise and fall, Netscape once dominated the market even Internet Explorer did at some point; some great browsers with great capabilities such as Opera never got the exposure that they really deserve and some good browsers like FireFox got great deal of promotion, a proper marketing team behind it I’d say.

I work as web developer and I’m so attached to Web Standards, Usability and Accessibility, I do believe in them and I do my best to stick to them whenever possible. I’m also a self-taught kind of people which means I read a lot and mostly online so I really value any piece of software or website that would make my reading experience just better.

Recently I decided to quit FireFox because it eats memory as no other application would, even GNU Image Manipulation Program or Video editors doesn’t eat as much as Firefox does, so I decided to quit it.

I tried Opera, it was good in term of using a browser but for reason or another I wasn’t satisfied and my experience with it wasn’t convenient, lots of functionalities and maze of preferences.

I tried Epiphany but I needed bit more of control on my browser preferences so I gave Galeon a try and a new love story began.

Galeon is a GNOME Web browser based on Gecko (the mozilla layout engine). It’s fast, it has a light interface, and it is fully standards-compliant. You can download it but first take a look at some screenshots and read additional documentation (installation…). Galeon requires Gnome and Mozilla.

Although reading Galeon History would give the impression that Galeon is the bad guy but after using it you would understand how over simplifying things might not work well.

Using Galeon would tell you that if you want a web browser that as promised the web and only the web then its bookmarklets and smart bookmarks would be more than enough for the best browsing experience.

I’ve been using Galeon for two weeks in row and since then never had to run Firefox, Opera or any other browser, it’s just the one I need and the one I’m willing to spend my browsing life with forever.

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Jordan LoCo: Ubuntu Desktop Course

Yesterday we had a very energetic LoCo meeting and we decided to have a fixed monthly schedule

  • Monthly FLOSS introductory lecture
  • Monthly Ubuntu Desktop Course
  • Monthly Ubuntu Installation Festival

This month we will do it at Jordan University and I’m so excited about it but that’s just the kick start of what we are planning to do.

I’ll keep this blog updated about LoCo Team activities and plans in the Kingdom, so stay tuned!

Ubuntu Desktop Course - Ubuntu Jordan LoCo Team

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