Thursday, March 21, 2013

Linux Hive at LAU Byblos



    On Tuesday March 19th, we held a presentation at LAU Byblos in which we briefly introduced Linux, what it is, where it is used, and what makes Linux-based OS's different. 
 
    Thank you to all the attendees. 

For anyone who hasn't yet tried out a Linux distribution, head to the Download page on Ubuntu.com and check out the options you have (Easy way: Windows Installer 
Proper way: Download ISO and burn onto a CD or USB stick). 
Other popular beginner Linux distributions include: 

For any questions,
feel free to visit our Facebook Group, or Chat Channel

    Unleash your inner penguin,
    theGrg


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Linux Hive Action List


   As Linux Hive, our mission is to educate and raise awareness about the existence, uses, and benefits of Linux and Open Source software --especially in Lebanon and the region.
   Check this slideshow for more info: http://db.tt/oR3JS3NQ
   As such, we have come up with this Action List of things we have decided to work on achieving:

 

   Linux Hive Action List:

  • Produce English and Arabic video and text tutorials on Linux, the Open Source model, and some Open Source tools
  • Participate in Arabic localization of projects
  • Hold public training sessions and workshops
  • Register as a non-profit in Lebanon and have a public space that people from around the region can attend workshops at

 


  If anyone would like to contribute in any of these areas, give us tips or suggestions, help us reach these goals, or donate to our efforts in any way, contact me at george@linuxhive.com

   If you would like to stay up-to-date on our progress and upcoming workshops and events, send an email with the subject of "Linux Hive updates" to george@linuxhive.com and we'll keep you informed.

   May the source be with you,
   George

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Welcome to Linux Hive!


   Hello everyone!
   Today we had the privilege of participating and speaking at SHARE Beirut, a weekend-long conference on Internet, culture, and activism that took place in Beirut. Our talk was titled "Why Open Source?", and, in a nutshell, it was a reminder that without having access to the source code, neither freedom, nor privacy, nor our basic human right to want to be kind to and share with our peers are guaranteed.

   For anyone who received our Free DVD, be warned that some of the DVDs may have not burned properly due to an issue with our burner. Fear not, for I am uploading our ISO and sharing the link on this website so you may download Linux Hive Ubuntu and the Linux Hive Video Tutorials as soon as they are uploaded.

   If you'd like to receive an email as soon as they are available, or would otherwise like to be informed if we ever decide to have an interesting workshop or event, feel free to email me at george@linuxhive.com with the subject "Linux Hive updates", and I'll be sure to keep you informed!

  May the source be with you,
  George

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Future of Computing Technology



    Many experts are saying that silicon is beginning to approach the limits of its usefulness in computing, and that different materials and, eventually, completely different approaches will be needed in order to sustain a steady pace of advancement in computing technology. Here are some of the remarkable alternatives that have been proposed. What do You think the future of computing will be like? Personally, throbbing zombie-worm-like bio-computers capture my imagination.

 

The Future of Computing Technology

-by theGrg
Contents:
Introduction
Optical Computing
Quantum Computing
Biological Computing
Conclusion

 

Introduction

    In 1947, American computer engineer Howard Aiken said that just six electronic digital computers would satisfy the computing needs of the United States. Apparently, Aiken didn't count on the large amounts of data that would be generated by scientific research, the huge spread of personal computers, or the establishment of the Internet, all of which constantly increase our need for more and more computing power.