Archive for the ‘Open Source’ Category


Screenshot There is no doubt that open source movement is taking over the world, 72% web sites run on open source server Apache, wordpress the open source blogging platform based on PHP/MYSQL is the #1 blogging platform in the world. Major sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Google on open source software such as PHP, Python, Ruby and Java. FOSS...
Screenshot There are a number of  pure Arabic distributions for the free and open source operating system Linux, Ojuba is one of the most recognized one. Few days ago the 4th edition of Ojuba has been launched under the name "Riyadh", the most notable features are support for 64 bit CPUs, a personal lock folder for encrypted files, activating 3G connec...
Screenshot After we posted about Hillary Clinton's and the U.S Department of State plans to enter into competition with ArabCrunch with a new project under the U.S department website. As part of the US government engagement plans for entrepreneurship in the Muslim world ,  as a new pillar to fight "extremism" or "terrorism" as the U.S administration say...
Screenshot Saudi Arabia Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) asked  the 3 operators in Saudi Arabia: Saudi Telecom Co, Mobily and Zain Saudi Arabia to immediately stop the BlackBerry (BB) service in the country starting this Friday. This comes 3 days after news went out of the kingdom decision in blocking BB messenger and in UAE's...
Screenshot Update: A NEW POST It Is About “Injustice & Liberty”: Update About Hillary Clinton’s Competing Project with ArabCrunch Update 2: this is a long post: Our sources who are close to the U.S State Department and the US Department of Defense have informed us that if you do not find ways to collaborate with the State Department ” they wi...
Screenshot "Hillary Clinton and several thousand diplomats around the world are going to have a heart attack when they wake up one morning and find an entire repository of classified foreign policy is available, in searchable format, to the public." This is what US army intelligence analyst Private Bradley Manning allegedly wrote to the former hacker Ad...
Screenshot I am happy to have Spirula Systems as our servers admin partner, I recommend them to anyone, here is the press release for immediate publishing: Amman, Jordan - Alexandria, Egypt. ArabCrunch - the number one tech, startup social media and mobile a English & Arabic blog, social network, and events in the Arab world - announces today formi...
Screenshot Facebook used its translation tool to crowed source its International site wide translation efforts. Where users submit translations and they are voted up or down or others can suggest better translations. Dakwak a Jordanian startup founded by Waheed Al-Braghouthi former ROR developers with Arabic micro blogging site WatWet, was launched today...
Screenshot As HTML 5 is starting to be a new web standard, Adobe flash platform which is used to add animation & video and interactivity to Web pages, is struggling to stay relevant. However there are still millions of flash developers around the world. For web developers, firebug a firefox add-on is a must as it is used modify web page's HTML on the ...
Screenshot United Nations last month delivered 2,100 laptops in Gaza strip, under its program to give half a millions laptops to Palestinian children over the next 3 years. UNRWA will deliver XP laptops which runs Open-srouce Suger software suite, the laptop cost is around 100 USD and has good hardware specs under One Laptop per Child (OLPC) project. ...
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