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 […]
http://go-mono.com/#May4th,2004:MonoBeta1available Mono is a cross platform open source alternative to Dot Net.
EU Software Patent Legislation: a real threat for Linux and Open Source Mandrakesoft would like to alert all users and the software community at large about a recent clandestine attack by proprietary interest through covert adoption of EU Software Patent Legislation. In direct contravention of the recent vote by the European Parliament to curtail Software […]
* NOTCON ’04 Call for Participation – Please Redistribute Freely * NotCon ’04, Sunday 6th June 2004, Imperial College Union, London http://www.notcon04.com/ Proposals due by: Friday 14th May 2004 Have you coded, created, or discovered an interesting application of technology? Then why not come and talk about it at NOTCON ’04? NOTCON ’04 is an […]
Tonight at 6.30 there will be an IRC meeting to discuss the Community IT festival. The lab has 6 terminals for people to use if you don’t have a connection at home and there’s the Chelsea with 2 machines too. If you don’t know how to use IRC – a good tutorial can be found […]
The Institute of Physics Publishing have come up with another 20 computers which will be distributed over the next 2 Thursdays to the course participants currently in their third week of training. Paul and Ben have been leading the training, and developing more course materials – http://irvken.homelinux.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl/Training Thanks to all those preparing the machines for […]
<forward from firstname.lastname@example.org> Hi, I heard about the Bristol Wireless project from a friend who met one of you chaps in a pub. Mmm, liquid networking. Great project, I’ll be watching the website. I’m on the lookout for a used laptop to run Linux. Something reasonably recent, as I will be running OpenOffice. Do you […]
Richard and I had a good meeting with Adam Cattle the Education IT support officer with responsibility for Bannerman Road School on Friday (16/1) facilitated by Dick Turpin, the school’s community development worker, and one of the governors (or he might have left the governors to take up this post, I didn’t get clear that […]
I am hoping to start a discussion of what software we want on our Bristol Wireless Distro. I am currently thinking of re-mastering morphix and adding a few more packages to it. It is the only distro which comes (in its light GUI form) with XFCE as the default desktop, and a fairly well configured […]
Course Introduction: Open Access Radio: Do you have have something to say? Over eight weeks this course will provide a practical introduction to speech based radio as an accessible means of communication. The course will be taught using the Dyne:bolic toolkit – a free GNU/Linux distribution on a CD-Rom that turns any PC with a […]
I am hoping to test at least one distro a week and post the results here in this topic. I will be testing them on a variety of platforms and making brief reports. Please join me and try to chart the ever expanding distro space. The trouble with sites like distro watch is they include […]