Monday, December 13, 2010

Connecting AriaNet (or ReberQuick) to your Ubuntu box

Hello friends,

When I was back home (9 months ago), most of you asked me about the possibility of accessing Internet using AriaNet or ReberQuick. Unfortunately, by then I had no clear answer, what I could do, was sending this post.

The good news, I recently found a rather easy way to connect to such connection plans (so called, mobile broadband), the following screenshots show the steps of activating the connection. To let you know, I am using the latest version of Ubuntu 10.10:

Note: click on the photos to see them in a better size.

1- First connect your device to your computer.
2- Go to the Network applet, right click on it and select (Edit Connections).

3- Click on the Mobile Broadband tab.

4- Click on forward.

5- Select Iraq, and click forward.

 6- Select (I can't find my provider, and I wish to enter it manually), then write the name of your provider (either Arianet or Reber Quick), then click forward.

7- Now, click on Apply and you are almost done :)

8- Enter your username and password, then click on Apply.

9- Now your connection is ready, and you can simply select it by clicking on your Network applet.

I think, this is a really easy way to configure it, unfortunately, I didn't have access to any mobile broadband device, so I cannot guarantee that this will work, but you can give it a try, and write me feedback on it.

Happy Internet connection :)

Saturday, May 1, 2010

The photos of OSS Seminar


Almost a month ago, I held a seminar about OSS (Open Source Software), and published the slides afterwards, but because of the slow Internet connectivity, I couldn't upload the photos of the seminar.

Now, after getting back to Uppsala, and having a fast connection once more, I'm uploading the photos for you (using the public Picasa album), you can find the link here:

Have fun :)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Today's slides and hints for reber quick...


It was great to see you all in the presentation, thank you for coming and asking questions. I hope you could get some benefit from it. You can get the slides from here and for those who asked questions about reber quick, I think these three links might help you:

Regards :)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Open Source Software, the seminar


As I wrote a week ago that, I intent to hold a seminar about Open Soruce Software, sometime in April, at Engineering college of Salahaddin University, but I didn't mention the time and the place. The seminar takes place at 12:15 pm on Sunday 4 Apr 2010, at:

Software Department
Engineering College
Salahaddin Univeristy
Kirkuk street, Hewler

It consists of three sessions:

1- A brief introduction to Open Source Software
2- Demos for Ubuntu, Wine, command line and Compiz
3- Open question session, you can ask questions about Ubuntu, Linux, Unix, OpenSolaris, Wine and other Open Source Products.

Everyone is invited :)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Open Source Software


Tomorrow, I am going to fly to Kurdistan, and pay a visit to my lovely city. I know it would be a great feeling to see my city again, and to feel spring one more time. I'm also planning to do a seminar at Salahaddin University, the oldest University in Kurdistan. The subject of the seminar is fixed (which is: A Brief Introduction to Open Source Software), but the place and time is not, yet. I'll provide you about any new information, once I know it.

Have a lovely day :)