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 […]
In the last week Bristol Wireless received the following email from Michelle Edmundson of the ICT Hub. Many thanks for applying for the ICT Hub Awards. This was the first year the awards took place and we received 130 entries. The entries have provided some valuable case studies for others to learn from and it […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
If anyone’s using Evolution as a mail client then it does a brilliant RSS feed from the bbs.
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 […]