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ICT Hub plays away at Arsenal

The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Hub is holding its second annual conference for the voluntary sector on Wednesday, 28th March at the Emirates Stadium* in London. Whilst recognising that people’s skills and knowledge vary, the ICT Hub nevertheless expects this one-day conference will: Encourage delegates to think about the bigger picture; Provide useful tips […]

Psst! Wanna PC for 50 notes?

One of the founding principles of Bristol Wireless has been to extend the life of computer hardware and the latest manifestation of this is that, in collaboration with Byteback, we are now able to offer the public fully functioning, refurbished PCs for the ridiculously cheap price of £50. All the machines have a thorough health […]

LTSP at the Hub

On Wednesday 8th March 2007, Bristol Wireless, ably assisted by Westcom, went as exhibitors to the ICT Hub Regional Conference in Taunton for the voluntary sector. Attending as exhibitors, we took along the mobile LTSP suite (this time 12 terminals), VoIP telephones and lots of information about free and open source software and piles of […]

GPS in BS next weekend

On 24 and 25 February 2007, OpenStreetMap volunteers will be adding Bristol to the global mapping revolution. Contributors to the OpenStreetMap (OSM) project are meeting in Bristol with the aim of completely mapping the streets and other major features of the city.Anyone wishing to take part in the mapping weekend are asked to meet at […]

In your aerial… and on your hard drive?

Ben Green reports that there is a metapackage available for the forthcoming Bristol Wireless Linux distribution, which is based on Debian’s latest ‘etch‘ version. The version available for testing, codenamed 0.1.0, can currently only be obtained by people connected to Bristol Wireless network, since it resides on the magico server, which is not accessible to […]

MIT backs Brazil’s choice of Linux over Microsoft | CNET News.com

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 […]