Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Sabily Badr (11.04) released!

Bismillah Arrahman Arrahim,
Assalamo alaykom,
The Sabily team is proud to announce the release of the new version of Sabily 11.04, codename "Badr".
You can download it here: link

What's new:
- New "Badr" pictures and wallpapers, new plymouth and GDM themes
- unity and unity 2D available on the DVD, but ubuntu classic (gnome 2) set by default
- new Firefox persona

New applications:
- islamic-date: extension for the Iceweasel/Firefox web browser that displays Hijri date
- zakat-calc: Sabily Zakat provides zakat calculations for Muslims
- gufw: easy to use Ubuntu Firefwall
- desktopnova (replacing wallpaper-tray)
- autoKey: to avoid typing frequently encountered words
- recordmydesktop: record desktop sessions to a video file (Ogg-Theora-Vorbis file)
- anki: extensible flashcard learning program

New from Ubuntu 11.04:
- Unity desktop
- Firefox 4
- LibreOffice (replacing OpenOffice)
- Banshee (replacing Rhythmbox)
- Linux Kernel 2.6.38 (with the "wonder 200 lines" patch now included by default)

And still "nanny", parental web control application
"Gnome Nanny is an easy way to control what your kids are doing in the computer. You can limit how much time a day each one of them is browsing the web, chatting or doing email. You can also decide at which times of the day the can do this things. Gnome Nanny filters what web pages are seen by each user, so you can block all undesirable webs and have your kids enjoy the internet with ease of mind, no more worries!" (from nanny's website)

Important: to add blacklists to nanny, follow this procedure:
- download nanny.nbl file
- go to "System-Administration-Blacklists" menu
- click on "import" and select the nanny.nbl file
- select the blacklist entry and click on "edit", then select which categories you want to block


  1. Assalamu alaikum akhee alkareem.
    I want to start using linux free OS. But im having hard time deciding which OS to choose. I mean which distributive. A friend of mine uses Debian, and he advised me to use Ubuntu. he said it is easy for a begginer. and has a nice and easy interface. And he told me that there is a linux OS for muslims- Sabily. Im happy that i found one of its developers.)
    He advised me to use Ubuntu, and as a muslim, and as a support for Sabily developing jama'at i wanted to use Sabily.
    But i have some questions.
    I never used linux based OS. always used windows. I will be happy to throw windows OS into a trashbox, but for some of applications i often use(like 3ds Max, Adobe after effects etc.) i need to keep windows.
    My questions are: Is Sabily similar to Ubuntu or not? and does it support all the applications that run on ubuntu and other debian distributives. and does it have a Russian language support. If it has, i will promote it to my friends here(in Dagestan). i will advise them to use Sabily, inshaAllah.
    Jazakalahu khairan akhee. And wafaqakallahu in your developing a useful OS.

  2. Wa alaykom assalam wa rahmato Allah wa barakatoh akhi,

    You are welcome brother, I am very happy to read your comment, sorry because I respond you late (because I was very busy). Any way I hope that you get the response you want also I hope that you contribute in Sabily development and translation into other languages (like yours Russian).

    For your question: yes Sabily is similar on ubuntu, in fact Sabily is based on ubuntu, so it is ubuntu + a lot of other things (Islamic Software, Educational Software, Scientific Software and a lot of other tools...), so it is ubuntu+ ;) and so it supports all the applications that run on ubuntu and other debian distributives.
    For Russian language unfortunately no, we need resources (human resources of course) we need people for translation, you can help if you want of course, and you are welcome to do that, we know that millions of Muslims use Russian language..so just start with us :)

    You can start with us from here after you join this group: https://launchpad.net/~sabily.team (be sure that you will be subscribed in the mailing list when you apply for membership of this group).

    Assalamo alaykom.