From: Sam Rossiter <email@example.com> As some of you will be aware I writing an evaluation of the project that you are running with the Easton Residents Network (ERN). My methodology for doing this has been one of action or participatory research; what this means is that I have come to the project with no pre-determined […]
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 […]
Awards for All can fund projects that enable people to take part in and access community activities, as well as projects that promote education, the environment and health in the local community. You can apply at any time * The application form is short and simple * There are links to guidance notes and sources […]
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 […]
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 […]
Transcode is a command line video stream conversion utility for GNU/Linux. It will successfully re-encode a huge variety of sources into a huge variety of outputs. It will be useful to the BW project as it is possible to encode stream from most video sources into MPEG4 formats like divx5 and xvid. It takes a […]
We’re building up quite a nice lending library of computer text books and philosophy of technology at the Lab, if anybody wants to do some self-instruction or just wants a riveting read. Some people have donated the cream of their book collection, while others have just brought in the dregs. 🙂 Any donations welcome!
Intermediate Course =================== The new intermediate course is designed for those who have have completed our previous course, "Getting Started with Linux" and want to expand on what they learned. This course focuses on Linux system administration tasks, such as installation and configuration of programs providing network services. It goes into detail on how to […]
I’ve been meaning to start a thread where people post good news links for progress in the Open Source movement. I thought this might be a good place for it. To start then Microsoft Loses to Linux in Thailand Struggle By Jan Krikke LinuxInsider.com November 12, 2003 In the second quarter of 2003, just 40 […]
26 October, 2003 Dear Computer People I attach the latest quotation in the battle of quotations between LinuxIT and Evesham. Once Linux got word that the equipment might be bought from Evesham, they submitted a lower-priced quotation that meets our specification. As this is the case and time is drawing on, and unless I hear […]
I’ve not seen them myself, but apparently the Works bargain bookshop opposite "John Lewis" in Broadmead are selling Introductory Linux books published by Dorling Kindersley at a £1 a copy! One for the Xmas stocking.
Yesterday we got into the ICT Suite thanks to Nigel from Easton Community Association ( trivia: Nigel used to be in Orchestral Manoeuvres in The Dark!) and with the help of Tall Paul we got all the machines dual booting between their default Windows OS and Suse. Partitioning was fast, the install was quick and […]
Bristol Wireless Network Report Introduction: Bristol Wireless currently has 2 main operating nodes running a distribution of Debian Linux. The nodes are situated at the Easton Community Centre (ECC) and the Chelsea Inn (Chelsea). The node at the Chelsea talks back to the main node at the ECC and also runs as an open access […]
Minutes can be found at http://docs.psand.net/twiki/bin/view/CLAN/ClanMinutes230803 Training & Support See last post – http://forums.mjleonard.me.uk/viewtopic.php?p=35#35 Training will start on October 23rd, it might be an idea to incorporate a surgery night with one of the training nights to clear some of the PC boxen out of the office. If we do this it might be a […]
I thought it had happened, well I had major suspicions anyway, and am sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings, but many of the machines we gave away on the Give Away Day appear to have gone out with Windows still installed, albeit dual boot. The Suse installation disks if left to their own […]
Prism 2.5-based PCI card with rp-sma antenna connector. Pros: Reasonably cheap Good linux support Easily available pigtails Cons: PCI (well it’s a con if you have a laptop; Netgear’s pcmcia doesn’t have an external antenna socket) Cable runs from back of card to external antenna Uses: Hostap based repeating nodes Available from: www.ebuyer.co.uk
I’ve just got a wireless USB box – I’ll post the info here as soon as I can get to it (it’s at work)….has anyone any experience of getting this sort of thing to work under Linux and, if so, which distro? More info soon.