Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Minimal Ubuntu Project (AKA Mubuntu)

Please, check "More about this project" Section

Join Us!
While the name is not yet decided to be the final name of this project, the idea remains as it is and I am glad to announce that today, I have found someone very interested to join and team up with me in order too work on this project :)

Nio (AKA sudodus on Ubuntu Forums), the founder of One Button Installer (OBI) has showed a great interest to join and team up for this project.

I'd like to invite everyone who might be interested to join us and start the ball rolling :)

More about this project:
Recently, we had a nice brainstorming session on my Google+ Community and so far, there are two options/opinions:
A- Use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS as the base for this project
B- Use Ubuntu 13.10 (or 14.04 which is still on the early stages) as the base of this project.

However, everyone needs to know the main focus on this project and the main target - will explain that soon.

Also, there is an option to have a build on Debian because Debian is 'still' supporting i486 while Ubuntu does not. What does that mean? it means hardware with NON-PAE CPU will work out-of-the box if this project will be based on Debian.

What is the main focus on this project?
The main focus of this project OR the reasons behind creating such system:
  1. Create a super minimal lightweight system for old machines.
  2. Create a super easy and simple system that just work.
  3. A system for those who don't mind building their own system from a base system with very few packages.
These are the 'major' reasons.

Because of that, this system must have very few packages/applications:
  1. Terminal
  2. File Manager
  3. Browser
  4. Synaptic (optional)
  5. Super lightweight DE/WM

I do hope these information will answer some of your Qs in mind :) please do ask if you are in doubt and I might update this post with more information if required.

Important Tasks to be done:
  1. Choose a name for this project - the current name needs to be changed.
  2. Decide what DE/WM we will use - some votes so far are going for Openbox but we are still brainstorming :)
  3. Decide how many builds do we have to make and based on what system?
  4. Recruit more contributors


Thursday, December 05, 2013

Lubuntu without Ali/amjjawad

From [25-8-2011] to [5-12-2013], a very long journey with Lubuntu which I'd lie if I tell you that I can summarize what happened during all that time in few words. It is history. NONE STOP 24/7/365 and yes, I was addicted and loving it. However, it is time to stop, move forward and seek different challenge.

The last email has been sent :)

All what I managed to summarize was on this Wiki Page which is a list of what I have done for Lubuntu.

I am out of words at the moment. You see, these are not just two years and few months, to me, it was a life time and feel like 10 years. Trust me when I tell you that I really can't list what happened over here ... simply because A LOT had happened. Both Good and Bad moments. Happy and Sad. Positive and Negative. Up and Down. It is a Life Time, It is History Now :)

Thank you to each and everyone who had come across my way. I have gained so many good friends. Thank you everyone and I mean everyone who was and still involved with Lubuntu.

I do wish you a very good luck and all the best :)

Will never turn my back on you so whenever you need me, please do contact me :)

Sad but true, Lubuntu is without Ali/amjjawad.

Good Luck, Lubuntu!