From BCC press Office – http://www.bristol-city.gov.uk/ccm/content/press-releases/2006/jul/it-development-eases-sharing-of-information.en A new IT development is marking the beginning of the end of ‘can’t open yours’ culture. As part of its drive to reduce the cost of services without compromising quality, Bristol City Council today joined the Open Document Format (ODF) Alliance. The move is expected to make it easier […]
Ben Green of Bristol Wireless is organising an introductory course on video editing with Cinelerra at Easton Community Centre in Bristol in July 2006.
A brief scare went round Bristol Wireless early in November when our favourite model AP looked like it was going to be killed off by Linksys, the company that manufacture the WRT54G. Fortunately Linksys look like they know who it is that has popularised and recommended their device to make it the biggest selling Wireless […]
Bristol Wireless have successfully installed a new broadband computer suite in a sheltered housing unit, improving the quality of life for its 54 residents.
MIT backs Brazil’s choice of Linux over Microsoft | CNET News.com SAO PAULO, Brazil – MIT’s Media Lab has recommended Brazil install open-source software instead of proprietary software offered by Microsoft on thousands of computers that will be sold to the poor, according to a letter obtained by Reuters on Thursday. “We advocate using high-quality […]
Bristol & Bath Lug are planning to participate in the event below with a sort of souped up Install Fest prob. at Bristol Uni. I’ve offered support and participation on behalf of BW, I’ll put in on the genda for the next meeting, and it will probably be a subject for the next BBLUG meeting […]
The other day I compiled openwrt in the lab and have it running very nicely on the APs I’m testing for the flats installation. It’s a very manual set-up, but once configured it works really well and does exactly what we need. It generally seems quicker and more stable then the older sveasoft satori releases […]
http://linuxtoday.com/news_story.php3?ltsn=2004-07-26-017-26-NW-PB "The city of Barcelona–Spain’s second largest city–recently announced it will be phasing out its current Windows NT infrastructure in favor of open source software, according to IBLNEWS and other prominent Spanish-language news outlets. "Barcelona’s move comes after the German city of Munich took this same path more than a year ago, in a high-profile […]
With the temporary demise of the Computer Courses at the ECC, the Lab has had quite a few computers waiting to get refurbished, fixed up and given away; some volunteers have been busy making them work again. The last couple of weeks we have been giving away some to local people who can plead a […]
http://news.independent.co.uk/world/science_technology/story.jsp?story=540603 In the beginning was Word When schools buy software, there seems to be only one choice: Microsoft. Why don’t more of them use Linux? It can do most of the work, it’s more secure and it’s free. Michael Pollitt investigates 14 July 2004 In the past week there’s been a lot of talk about […]