Archive for March 2009

Free course about Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) and GNU/Linux Operating System.

The subjects taken in this course are introductory and gives a good knowledge about the course purposes for beginners and newcomers.

The first session is about the history and philosophy of FOSS and GNU/Linux.

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2009

Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Location: Classroom 906, Level 9, Arab Open University

Street: Intersection of Makram Ebeid Street and Abd El Razik El Sanhoury Street

City/Town: Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt

Facebook Event Link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=60503067499

More Links:

http://www.eglug.org/node/3367

http://www.aouforum.org/forum/showthread.php?p=692017

http://www.aoua.com/vb/showthread.php?p=2158420

P.S Note: This course will be given by me 🙂

tux linux mascot

Tux: Linux's mascot

أتممت و بحمد الله و شكره كتابة اول مقالة لي تتكلم عن البرمجيات الحرة بشيء من الأختصار من أجل تعريفها على المجتمع العربي و بالأخص المجتمع العراقي الذي يفتقر لمثل هذه المعلومات بصورة كبيرة، لذلك رأيت من الضروري كتابة مثل هذه المقالة

عملت جاهداً من اجل ذلك لمدة اسبوعين و ارجو ان اكون قد حققت غايتي في هذه المقالة باذن الله تعالى و تصل فكرتي للقراء

أود شكر والدي العزيز الذي دعمني و ساندني دائماً، و اود كذلك ان اشكر اصدقائي أحمد و حارث و سلوان على ملاحظاتهم القيمة، و جزيل الشكر للذي قام بألهامي على كتابة هذه المقالة

Yeah I know!

It has been a while because I was rather busy with many stuff…

I have passed the last semester with good marks, Yay 🙂

and just registered for the new semester, hopefully, I am planing to pass it too with good grades too.

So I was taking Red Hat Linux Essentials (rh033) course and I finished it yesterday, I would like to say many thanks to Ali Abdu who did his best to give us this important opportunity, and looking forward to start the next level.

Also I am a volunteer in the Linux Installfest Alexandria 2009, so much excited about it and can’t wait for it, I will post the details about what happened there, so stay tuned 😉

And lastly, I am working about an article about FLOSS, it will published during the fest, and I will put it here once I am done with it.

So that’s all for now, hope to get back blogging soon, goodbye.

If you :

* Got tired of your computer becoming slower and slower over time and freezing every now and then.
* Can’t stop viruses and attacks on your computer.
* Find the software and the system you use more expensive than the hardware.
* Don’t trust the software you use because you can’t really discover how it works.
* Want to discover new and better things.

Then we DEFINITELY HAVE A SOLUTION for you..
Did you try GNU/Linux System??
GNU WHAT????
GNU/Linux…

Q: What is that GNU/Linux thing?
A: It’s a free operating system .. easy to use .. stable .. doesn’t need a powerful computer .. safe against viruses .. and have got many other advantages beside that.

Q: Oh yeah! I have tried this thing before and it didn’t properly work on my machine!
A: You can bring along your machine and we will troubleshoot it for you. We DO HAVE experts here!

Q: Ok, but tell me how much do I have to pay ?
A: Honestly, you’ll only pay for your transportation. We can’t drop by everyone’s home!

When you reach us…
We will offer you Linux on your computer along with Microsoft Windows OS if you still want to keep it till you are used to GNU/Linux.
We will show you how to install it and use it .
We will help you get used to it and provide technical support .
And all these options and more are ..
FOR FREE!!!!

You’ll find us there installing systems and giving a bunch of useful sessions for those who want to learn more.
We are looking forward to seeing you there, and feel free to invite anyone with you 🙂

Q: Okay,  so when and where can I find you?
A: Our Install Festival is taking place next Monday 9/3/2009
From 10:00 am till 6:00 pm in iTi:
1 Mahmoud Said St., Shohada Square, Main Post Office Building, Alexandria. Floors 11, 12, 13

Q: Ummm… But I still Wanna know more about GNU/Linux and you guys before I visit you?

A: Well… You’ll find many other questions and answers in the Discussion board.
http://www.facebook.com/board.php?uid=6707385873

Plus… you can visit our website…
http://www.eglug.org

See you there…
Regards,