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Hello everybody out there,

I am writing this post to link the FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) presentation which I gave in AOU (Arab Open University) during a free Linux course there, it has 40 slide covers the primary topics of FOSS and gives an entry point to GNU/Linux operating systems.

The presentation covers a three sessions (2 hours each, with total of 6 hours), and considered a very good introduction, anybody could use it and modify it (it has FDL license), I would like to thank Ahmed Mikawy (linuxawy) who made this great slide show, I actually corrected some mistakes, modified some stuff and add some additional slides, I hope everybody will like it and make use of it.

Please download it from this link:


P.S Note: any comments, suggestions and corrections are very welcomed and appreciated.

The second session about FLOSS and GNU/Linux starts next Sunday at 12:00PM to 02:00PM in Arab Open University.

I have some remarks that I should work on it and adopt some general method to give the lecture, I have to thank every friend encouraged me to do this course, I have noticed some people which I know regards the course pettily, I would say to those guys: “You will regret it!”

The topic for this session will be about technical details of Linux operating system and its file system, with basic knowledge about how to install it on a computer and using it.

Good luck to me!

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

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

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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.