Linuxworld reports that the Japanese government wants to use open source to reduce its reliance on a single vendor IT software infrastructure. A consortium of 10 major suppliers including Oracle, NEC, IBM, HP, Hitachi and Dell is being formed to develop and sell Linux servers and computers to the Japanese market. This follows the Japanese […]
Here at the lab, we’re busy preparing a new server for an LTSP install for CSV Environment. Of course, we had to buy the box in – this time from Dell – paying the inevitable ‘Windows tax’ in the process since it came with an unwanted copy of Windows Vista and we intended to feed […]
Psand.net, one of Bristol Wireless’ supporters, is now hosting and supporting #openitup, the IRC chat channel launched as part of the Openitup initiative funded by the National Computing Centre and the National ICT Hub. One promise from Openitup was to establish a channel of support voluntary sector workers could go to get real-time support and […]
Bristol Wireless is well known in the open source world for its love of playing with the bleeding edge of technology and this occasionally has some unexpected benefits. One of these is that today we publicly announce the development of a new networking protocol – WCTP – or wireless cider transmission protocol. Almost since its […]
Richard Higgs reports: “Sam Rossiter, Mike Harris of Psand and myself went to the Emirates Stadium for the second ICT Hub National Conference with about 270 reps from the voluntary sector. The day was organised into workshops and presentations for various levels of ICT skills. Some of the speakers were there to promote open source, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Bristol Wireless’s backbone is now live, giving us wide coverage within the city.
Around the recent Christmas period, Bristol Wireless installed two new LTSP suites on opposite sides of the city.
From the middle of next year, deputies (MPs) in the French National Assembly will be using Linux desktop computers.
The LTSP suite at Princess Royal Gardens has recently been refurbished and upgraded; Woodsy takes a look.
The Swedish national police plan widespread open source deployment over the next five years.
In a recent anti-trust case the US Court of Appeals ruled on the legality of free software and the GPL.
Ile Sans Fil, together with student radio station CHOQ.FM and and student-run CUTV, is launching an exciting new service that will change the way Montrealers interact with local artists.
Debian is a resolutely non-commercial version of Linux. Nevertheless, Hewlett-Packard will give it a big boost on Monday with the announcement of a plan to provide support for the open-source operating system, CNET News announces.
Three quarters of all colleges and universities consider open source for IT procurements
Green Wifi, a non-profit organisation aiming to bring internet access to schools in developing countries via cheap, solar-powered wi-fi networks, will be starting a full-scale pilot project in Uttar Pradesh, India, at the end of the summer.