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Okay, so EGLUG thought that some of the volunteers need to be educated, and a summer course was decided to start next week in ITI, I am managing it at the moment (besides being a student and lecturer too :D).

We will take things mentioned here =>

And I will give the LXDE session, thanks to linuxawy, he gave me the task to give this session though I didn’t know what is LXDE and never used it before ๐Ÿ˜€

But I don’t mind learning and using new things, and LXDE looks pretty easy and I will manage it.

So this is basically what I am going to give:

0x11 Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment
0x1) What is LXDE?
0x2) Why using LXDE?
0x3) Distributions uses LXDE.
0x4) LXDE Installation.
0x5) LXDE's Components.
0x6) Customizing LXDE.
0x7) Questions?

Easy huh? ๐Ÿ˜€

Last week’s session was short a bit, I talked about the differences between CLI and GUI, and discussed some issues the students faced and lastly I gave them some work to do.

Their number is getting lower and I don’t know the cause, anyway I didn’t get any feedback from the students (niether positive nor negative), so they are probably sleeping!

Anyway I am very happy to host a very kind guest, Bassam (matata) is a Syrian server administrator who came from UAE to Egypt and paid me a visit, Thank you very much and welcome in my course, hope to see you next Sunday.

Next session I will start teaching them BASH.

God help me!

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’ve announced before about the installfest in Alexandria that took place last month, I’ve promised to write about it right after I return from it, so I am sorry for being damn late ๐Ÿ˜€ because I am too busy in my studies.

From early morning, I got up before 7:00AM and prepared myself to go the place of the event, and waited my friend who contributed his PC to pick me up, and of course I didn’t forget to bring my 17″ wide-screen LCD brand new monitor with me, we reached the place before 9:00AM.

I’ve started there to install the PC and get it running, obviously something wrong was with it, alas! there wasn’t much time to repair things, I have hurried up to run games on it (my job was to show the people a Linux gaming box), the event started at 10:00AM.

Wow! a flood of people, I was barely able to move from room to room because the large number of attendants, I started my show with viewing some stuff from the demo-scene running on WINE, because my hasty preparations I couldn’t run many games in a good manner, at the other side, at 12PM, sessions were running like crazy and everything was chaotic.

It was very unfortunate that live broadcasting from there is not allowed for some reasons, but I have noticed a camcorder walking between the halls, I didn’t get any videos anyway, and photographs were too few.

For the sessions, I started first giving a session about games in Linuxย  and it turned somehow to a session about WINE,ย  everybody was interested about how to run his beloved Windows based game on Linux,ย  too many questions about it, most of them were repeated though I answered all of them, the most stupid questions were:ย  Can I run netcut (a software which ‘cuts’ computers from the network) on WINE or not? Can I run pirated (patched) software on WINE or not? Can I run Silkroad Online (an MMORPG) bots or not? funny questions indeed, and I guess they were off topic.

After all, all of my friends did very well (Ahmed, Ali, Amr and Bahaa to name a few), we finished the event at 6PM, the number of the attendants wasn’t expected at all, they reached about 3000 visitors, we have fun during the event and after packing up our stuff we went to have a delicious dinner at 8PM.


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:

More Links:

P.S Note: This course will be given by me ๐Ÿ™‚

tux linux mascot

Tux: Linux's mascot

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Q: Okay,ย  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…