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Bristol Wireless and Bristol Robotics Lab collaborate

The Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), a joint University of West of England/University of Bristol project, is believed to be the largest robotics laboratory in Europe. Bristol Wireless has been interested in their work for many years and today we’re pleased … Continue reading

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Happy DFD 2014

Today is Document Freedom Day (DFD) 2014. DFD is an annual celebration of and opportunity to promote the use of open formats and standards for digital documents and takes place on the last Wednesday in March each year. Document freedom … Continue reading

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Pi day for LTSP

It’s Friday, so it’s Pi day! Bristol Wireless volunteer Michal has currently got a Raspberry Pi – the credit-card-sized single-board computer developed in the UK – up and running as an LTSP thin client. Could this be the future of … Continue reading

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We respond to HMG

With about an hour to go before the shutters came down on Friday afternoon, Bristol Wireless responded to the Cabinet Office’s consultation on file formats for sharing and collaborating on documents with government. Our response is reproduced below. Background: we … Continue reading

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A Valentine from Bristol Wireless

Free software, we love you! Don’t know what free software is? Find out here. Show your love for free software today by using the #ilovefs hashtag.

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Date for your diaries, CiviCRM users

The January newsletter for CiviCRM, the free and open source CRM package used by Bristol Wireless, has just arrived in our inbox and it contains 3 items of interest for UK-based users. Dealing with them in strict chronological order, the … Continue reading

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¡Hasta la vista Andy & Llanos!

Tomorrow Bristol Wireless bids farewell to long-serving volunteer Andy Sabel and his partner Llanos, who are migrating south – and not just for the winter. Llanos has got a new job in Gibraltar with a prominent British betting company and … Continue reading

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Canonical forks Gnome Control Centre*

Robert Ancell of Canonical, the company behind the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution (which Bristol Wireless recommends for use by newcomers to Linux. Ed. ), has announced on the Ubuntu desktop mailing list that Canonical is forking the Gnome Control Centre. … Continue reading

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Training in the lab

Last week Bristol Wireless indulged in some internal training – something we haven’t done for a couple of years. Ably led by Ben Green and Julien Weston, Bristol Wireless volunteers are now more familiar with the ins and outs of … Continue reading

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Details of our courses in November 2013

After our last post, about our training course coming up in November, and with the scent of knowledge ringing in their nostrils, fiery fervorous  enquiries have begun streaming in. ‘What are these courses?’ ‘What the actual contents?’ they ask. To … Continue reading

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