Linux Today: Linux News On Internet Time.
Search Linux Today
Linux News Sections:  Developer -  High Performance -  Infrastructure -  IT Management -  Security -  Storage -
Linux Today Navigation
LT Home
Contribute
Contribute
Link to Us
Linux Jobs


Top White Papers

  • Corporate e-Learning technology has a long and diverse pedigree. As far back as the 1980s, companies were adopting computer-based training to supplement...
    Download

  • On-demand Event Event Date: June 12, 2014 In the past, IT service management (ITSM) and IT infrastructure library (ITIL) basics might have been more...
    Download

More on LinuxToday


Ubuntu: Muslim Edition (Sabily) Review

May 18, 2009, 19:31 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Lynch)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"When you boot up you will hear somebody speaking in Arabic. I am not sure what exactly it is he's saying but it's obviously some religious chant or other. It adds to the overall atmosphere provided in this distribution. The developers have clearly taken great care to really customize Ubuntu rather than slapping a few things in there or there and then calling it Islamic.

"The screensaver is also quite nice in this version. Sabily comes with some gorgeous pictures in the default screensaver that scroll from one to the next and that feature various sayings from the Quran. I rather liked the Arabic writing that is displayed in the screensaver as it adds a bit of flavor to this distribution. You'll also see it when you move the cursor around sometimes over stuff on the desktop. It's another indicator of how seriously the developers took the job of making what seems to me to be a very authentic Islamic version of Ubuntu."

Complete Story

Related Stories: