ele says thinking out-loud (one of elefteria's bad habits) http://blogs.abiss.gr/elefteria/feed/entries/atom 2008-12-10T01:47:06+02:00 Apache Roller (incubating) http://blogs.abiss.gr/elefteria/entry/dokeos_linuxformat dokeos@linuxformat Elefteria 2008-09-05T02:25:03+03:00 2008-09-05T06:46:00+03:00 <img align="right" style="border: medium none ;" src="http://www.blog.abiss.gr/elefteria/resource/images_for_posts/dokeos_linuxformat.png" /> <p>The September issue of Linux Format (<a href="http://www.linuxformat.gr/?q=this_month">#23 of the hellenic version</a>) hosts an article presenting Dokeos LMS.</p> <p>Taking the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.dokeos.com/">Dokeos Learning Platform</a> discussion a step further, the article provides an overview of features and system characteristics.</p><p>Dokeos is an open source professional learning suite, which you can easily use to build e-courses using templates or import SCORM courses, to assess your students through tests and surveys, to coach them through interaction tools.</p><p>I am not going to say more here; if you are interested, you know where to find <a target="_blank" href="mailto:%65%6c%65%66%74%65%72%69%61%40%61%62%69%73%73%2e%67%72">me</a>.</p><p>---</p><p>The main article of this issue, written by <a href="http://blog.abiss.gr/mgogoulos/entry/article_on_linux_format_magazine" target="_blank">Markos</a>, is introducing the advances in Grid Computing, focusing on the EGEE grid and it's close symbiosis with open source software.</p><p>Well done Markos!</p><p align="right"><i>... and welcome to <a href="http://blog.abiss.gr" target="_blank">blog.abiss.gr</a>!</i></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p align="right">&nbsp;<br /></p> http://blogs.abiss.gr/elefteria/entry/gnu_is_turning_25_this GNU is turning 25 this year Elefteria 2008-09-04T02:36:29+03:00 2008-09-04T02:36:29+03:00 The <a href="http://www.gnu.org/" target="_blank">GNU operating system</a> is turning 25 this year, and the <a href="http://www.fsf.org/" target="_blank">Free Software Foundation</a> (FSF) has kicked off its month-long celebration of the anniversary by releasing <b>&quot;Happy Birthday to GNU&quot;</b> a short film featuring the English humorist, actor, novelist and filmmaker Stephen Fry. <p>The <a href="http://www.gnu.org/" target="_blank">GNU operating system</a> is turning 25 this year, and the <a href="http://www.fsf.org/" target="_blank">Free Software Foundation</a> (FSF) has kicked off its month-long celebration of the anniversary by releasing <b>&quot;Happy Birthday to GNU&quot;</b> a short film featuring the English humorist, actor, novelist and filmmaker Stephen Fry.</p><p>In the five-minute film, Fry compares the free software operating system to &quot;good science&quot; and contrasts it with the &quot;kind of tyranny&quot; imposed by the proprietary software that it<br />replaces. He encourages people to use free GNU/Linux distributions and free software generally, for freedom's sake.</p><p>Watch the video <a href="http://www.gnu.org/fry/happy-birthday-to-gnu.html" target="_blank">here</a>. Additional resources <a href="http://www.fsf.org/news/freedom-fry/" target="_blank">here</a>.<br /></p> http://blogs.abiss.gr/elefteria/entry/play_ogg play Ogg! Elefteria 2008-07-19T12:05:34+03:00 2008-07-19T12:08:32+03:00 <p>I just want to let you know that there is an ongoing &quot;<a href="http://www.fsf.org/resources/formats/playogg">Play Ogg</a>&quot; campaign. The main idea can be summarized as follows:</p><a title="Play Ogg" target="_blank" href="http://www.fsf.org/resources/formats/playogg"><img vspace="0" hspace="0" border="0" align="right" style="border: 0px none ;" src="http://www.blog.abiss.gr/elefteria/resource/images_for_posts/play_ogg_large.png" /></a> <p>Are you fed up with seeing new gadgets that only use incompatible and restrictive audio and video formats?</p><p>Did you know that it's not a lack of technological know-how that causes this, but software patents and other legal restrictions?</p> <p>What's the solution? <b>Play Ogg!</b></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><br /></p> http://blogs.abiss.gr/elefteria/entry/it_is_official it is official! Elefteria 2008-07-03T00:50:20+03:00 2008-07-03T00:56:12+03:00 <p> <a title="firefox worldrecord" target="_blank" href="http://www.spreadfirefox.com"><img vspace="0" hspace="0" border="0" align="left" style="border: 0px none ;" src="http://www.blog.abiss.gr/elefteria/resource/images_for_posts/GWR.png" /></a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>so, the Guinness World Record for the most software downloaded in 24 hours is 8.002.530...</p> http://blogs.abiss.gr/elefteria/entry/planet_in_red planet in red! Elefteria 2008-06-26T08:30:47+03:00 2008-06-26T08:30:47+03:00 <p>and as we are waiting the answer from the Guinness people, the planet is becoming more and more red... even Greece is no longer blue!<br /></p><p> <a href="http://www.spreadfirefox.com/en-US/worldrecord" target="_blank" title="firefox worldrecord"><img vspace="0" hspace="0" border="0" align="left" src="http://www.blog.abiss.gr/elefteria/resource/images_for_posts/red_planet_2.png" style="border: 0px none ;" /></a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><br /></p> http://blogs.abiss.gr/elefteria/entry/foxy_planet foxy planet! Elefteria 2008-06-19T00:59:24+03:00 2008-06-19T01:04:27+03:00 <p>our planet turned red... more than 8 million Firefox 3 downloads in 24 hours... impressive!</p><p> <a title="firefox worldrecord" target="_blank" href="http://www.spreadfirefox.com/en-US/worldrecord"><img style=border:0px hspace="0" vspace="0" border="0" align="left" src="http://www.blog.abiss.gr/elefteria/resource/images_for_posts/red_planet.png" /></a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><br /></p> http://blogs.abiss.gr/elefteria/entry/firefox_download_day_announced Firefox Download Day Announced! Elefteria 2008-06-12T01:13:08+03:00 2008-06-12T01:17:24+03:00 <p>Firefox Download Day has been announced: June 17th, 2008</p> <p>Stay tunned and get ready to get <b>Firefox 3</b>!</p><p> <a href="http://www.spreadfirefox.com/en-US/worldrecord"><img src="http://www.spreadfirefox.com/sites/all/themes/spreadfirefox_RCS/images/download-day/buttons/en-US/468x60_dday.png" title="Download Day 2008" alt="Download Day 2008" style="border: 0px none ;" /></a> <br /> <br /> <br /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><body /> http://blogs.abiss.gr/elefteria/entry/a_guinness_world_record_that A Guinness World Record that makes a difference! Elefteria 2008-05-29T08:00:44+03:00 2008-05-29T08:02:41+03:00 <p><a href="http://www.spreadfirefox.com">spreadfirefox.com</a> is an initiative to help setting the record for most software downloads in 24 hours for Firefox 3.</p> &nbsp;<a href="http://www.spreadfirefox.com/node&amp;id=0&amp;t=271"><img style=border:0px alt="Download Day - English" title="Download Day - English" src="http://www.spreadfirefox.com/files/images/affiliates_banners/180x150_02c_en.png" /></a> <p>Do you want to help? It’s easy...</p> <p>For now, all you have to do is <a href="http://www.spreadfirefox.com/en-US/worldrecord/">pledge</a>!</p> <p>It would be great if Greece gets a color... other than blue!</p> http://blogs.abiss.gr/elefteria/entry/ubuntu_live_2008 Ubuntu Live 2008 Elefteria 2008-05-09T05:53:22+03:00 2008-05-12T04:19:50+03:00 <p>For those of you who do not mind long flights and would be interested in attending such an event,<img align="right" style="border: medium none ;" src="../../elefteria/resource/images_for_posts/ubuntu2008_logo_conf.png" alt="ubuntu live 2008" /> registration is now open for the second <a href="http://en.oreilly.com/ubuntu2008/public/content/home">Ubuntu Live</a> conference!</p> <ul> <li>when: July 21-22</li> <li>where: Oregon Convention Center (Portland, Oregon)</li> <li>who: IT professionals, government and business leaders, educators, community leaders, enterprise and business users.</li> </ul> <p><img align="left" style="border: medium none ;" src="http://www.blog.abiss.gr/elefteria/resource/images_for_posts/Take_Ubuntu_Further.png" alt="take ubuntu further" />&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The moto of the conference reminded me a great success story, not only for Ubuntu but for everyone in the open source community.</p> <p>Earlier this year, the Gendarmerie Nationale (The French national police force) has announced the migration of up to 70,000 computers to <a href="http://www.ubuntu.com/">Ubuntu</a> over the next 3 years. This decision was taken at the end of a two year migration project where the Gendarmerie Nationale have been using <a href="http://www.openoffice.org/">OpenOffice</a> and <a href="http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/">Firefox</a>.</p> <p>As the french would say <b>Vive la Logiciel Libre!</b></p> http://blogs.abiss.gr/elefteria/entry/ubuntu Ubuntu (caution: this is not a tech post) Elefteria 2008-04-30T11:52:46+03:00 2008-04-30T11:52:46+03:00 <p>First things first... Some facts about Ubuntu...</p> <h3>What does Uduntu mean?</h3> <p>Ubuntu is an African word meaning <i>'Humanity to others'</i>, or <i>'I am what I am because of who we all are'</i>.</p> <h3>What is the Uduntu Philosophy?</h3> <p>All the work is driven by a philosophy on software freedom that aims to spread and bring the benefits of software to all parts of the world. At the core of the Ubuntu Philosophy are these core philosophical ideals:</p> <ol> <li>Every computer user should have the freedom to download, run, copy, distribute, study, share, change and improve their software for any purpose, without paying licensing fees.</li> <li>Every computer user should be able to use their software in the language of their choice.</li> <li>Every computer user should be given every opportunity to use software, even if they work under a disability.</li> </ol> <h3>What is the Ubuntu promise?</h3> <p>Ubuntu will always be free to download, free to use and free to distribute to others.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><font color="#ffffff">.</font>&nbsp;</p>