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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.


I couldn’t give a session last week because I was rather busy and sick a bit, so I didn’t make it to Cairo…

Anyway the week before it I gave a live show of installing Ubuntu on a laptop, and the session was good overall, I noticed some interested students and one of them was writing notices in his copybook, GREAT!!

But however, I am still upset because the low number of attendants 🙁

Tomorrow I will talk about CLI vs. GUI in GNU/Linux and will try to solve some problems that students are facing

Good luck to me!


Last session was nice, I’ve talked about GNU/Linux in more details, and asked some questions…

Honestly I was happy because I found many students interested in it, but disappointed because of the few number of attendants, my aim was to let the whole IT students understand what is GNU/Linux and benefit from FLOSS, but alas! there are many dumbs out there…

The next session is at Sunday 12/04/2009, 12:00PM in classroom 906, the location is my university of course =>

In this session, I will do a live show of booting Ubuntu Live-CD and installing on a laptop, and I will give primary usage in GNOME environment.

Me wish luck to my self…

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:

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

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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.

Did you try GNU/Linux System??

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 ..

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.

Plus… you can visit our website…

See you there…