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Ubuntu: Muslim Edition (Sabily) Review

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

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"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."

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