TIC2 - 09/01/05 - 11:05 Tropical Ice Cube Newsletter

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09/01/05 - 11:05 Tropical Ice Cube Newsletter #2: Seasons' greetings!

 From:   Jean-Philippe 'Tropical Ice Cube' Monteiro
 To:   pplug@googlegroups.com, barcampphnompenh@googlegroups.com, BCC: jph@bhor-allarts.org 

It's business as usual @ Tropical Central, Penguins are being kept quite busy despite the season!

Visit tic.zenerves.net for a full list of available Open Source alternatives for your computing performance and pleasure + more info and help.


Today I announce a new department, the "Specialised Distro"; Activity on the PPLUG mailing list this week was all about gateways and firewalls, so let's T.I.C. get them for you! IPCop anyone?

Chris from YOOLK is running his laptop with Ubuntu (and half is office!) and connect it to the internet through his 3g phone over Bluetooth - it's the first time I hear of a full Linux solution with 3g/BT connectivity. Be sure the Tropical Ice Cube will deploy every means necessary to press an HowTo out of this most knowledgeable guy!

These nice people at The Open Institute gave me 20 gorgeous-looking KhmerOS/openSUSE11 cd/dvd combo boxes - they are available for free, to you dear readers! (First come, first served! as usual, text me on 012 561 005 to grab one)

SHOWCASE: Distro Of The Week.

KhmerOS LiveCD+DVD (openSUSE 11) - Most of you may have heard of it, but how many of you ever tried Computing in the comfort of your own language? openSUSE provides here an interesting blend of modernity and stability, with a level of finish that makes Ubuntu look like a student's graduating project. The KhmerOS people pushed upstream to KDE most of the operating system, and you can now browse the web, edit your documents, change your personal settings of this refined, secure system fully in Khmer. The KhmerOS edition of openSUSE11 is available in 2 formats, the LiveCD that you can slip in your computer to try without actually touching your hardware, and the DVD version with all that is needed for the full install of your dream workstation. Enjoy!

LATEST Additions to the DISTROthèque Repository

Linux Specialised Distributions: IPCop 1.4.20 i386 SMEserver 7.4 i386 Ubuntu Server 8.04LTS for 32 and 64 bits platforms

Linux Distributions: Official KhmerOS release of openSUSE11 boxed CD and DVDs Fedora 10 InstallDVD for 32bits architectures Sabayon 4 i386 LiveDVD Slackware 12.2 i386 InstallDVD VectorLinux 5.9Gold i386

Non-Linux: FreeBSD x64 7.1RC1

This Week recommended READINGS:

Graphic Hardware Company ATI open its source code for drivers, allow a cool step towards supercomputing for the masses: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/12/31/amd_open_source_3d_code/

Google as the Eco-Punks of the Valley: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/07/24/google_builds_own_servers/

A look back at OpenSource in 2008 http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20090102-alook-back-at-the-open-source-victories-of-2008.html


T.I.C could benefit from your help: see tic.zenerves.net/#Contribute to check how you can participate in this project and help spread Free Software further in Phnom Penh and Cambodia.


Like YOOLK who this week downloaded a huge .iso of Fedora for me, doing in one night what would take me 10. I am sure your company can find a way to help and see it's name valued in the Phnom Penh Open Source community. www.yoolk.com are the people behind the software for the YellowPages!


We'll focus on what OpenSource software are available to run on your M$ machines there's probably more than you think!

"Send a Text Message, Receive Linux for Free"

Getting your computer running Open Source, free software has never been so easy in Phnom Penh: Just send us a Text Message from your Mobile Phone, and get the Linux Distribution of your choice, for free!

Text me on 012 561 005 with either:

   * Your request for Linux distro, with pick-up yourself at my office: I will reply with street 

address and delay/time to pick up the disc;

   * Your distro request with your street address and possible hours for delivery; cost is 1usd per 

disc/dvd, Business Hours best.

This newsletter brought to you by Jean-Philippe Monteiro The Tropical Ice Cube DISTROtheque Maintainer

twit: tropicalicecube web: tropicalicecube.zenerves.net mail: tic /AT\ zenerves.net Mob: 012 561 005

--Fedora 7 / Enlightenment DR16--

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