Wisabi 10.10 - Wubi for Sabily

    Good news for Windows user who searching for Wubi of Sabily. Sabily team already announced their Windows installer call Wisabi means Windows Sabily Installer. Released version Wisabi 10.10 where can be use to install Sabily inside your Windows same as Wubi for Ubuntu. Wisabi 10.10 released to each package for Sabily small, full and ultimate version. So, for Windows user that search for it, what are you waiting for? Lets download it and install Sabily on your Windows system. Don't worry, you can uninstall Sabily at any time if you feel didn't like it but I think you will not after you use Sabily.

You can download Wisabi from here,
small version
full version
ultimate version

You can go to Sabily official announcement page or report any problem here.

    To use Wisabi, just place it and your Sabily ISO file together for example in Flash Drive then run Wisabi. Then follow as Wubi installer.

 I share some of Wisabi screenshot.

01. Run Wisabi, fill your Windows password then click Install.
02. Installation starts.
03. Click Finish to reboot and completing Sabily Setup Wizard. After reboot Sabily installation process is same as normal Sabily installation. Please make sure that you not place Sabily file on bootable locations cause it will install Sabily as new installation.
04. You can uninstall Sabily like other Windows program.

Wish you happy and enjoy to try Sabily.


Badge and Stickers to Promote Sabily

     I edit some of Sabily brand item to create a badge and some sticker as material for promoting Sabily. You can copy, print and stick it to your Sabily machine. You also can pass it to your contacts for introducing Sabily. Maybe they can stick it at their Computer Shops, Internet Cafe, IT Centre, Community etc. Thanks for supporting Sabily operating system.

Right click on the picture to save it on your machine.

01. Sabily Badge
 02. Operated by Sabily white.
 03. Operated by Sabily green round.
 04. Operated by Sabily black.

Lets promote Sabily.


Sabily New Icon Theme

     On Sabily mailing list they link to new unofficial theme for Sabily distro named faiz icon theme. I download and try it. Very beauty icon appearance I got since Sabily not yet update or release new icon theme before. So if you interested you should download this icon theme cause it very suitable to replace the old one.

Here one screenshot of my Sabily desktop using faiz icon theme.


CompizConfig Burn Animations Video

     Here I upload CompizConfig Burn animations video. I post separately because it take too long time for upload. So now you can see the video on this post.


CompizConfig Extra Animations and Effect Installation

     I confirm that an extra effect or animation for CompizConfig is disable on Sabily Al-Quds. There Sabily users who ask about it in the forum Sabily in Malay. He request how to get Burn animations on Al-Quds. If you have suitable graphics engine, why not you enable an extra animation? Here I show how to install it then enable an extra animation and effect for CompizConfig. I assume that you already activated your graphics driver.

01. In this picture shows a limited of animations on CompizConfig.
02. Install an extra animations and effect for CompizConfig by running this command, sudo apt-get install compiz-fusion-plugins-extra .
03. Installation in progress.
04. Installation finished.
05. In this picture shows additional extra animations on CompizConfig.

     Now you can enable many animations and effect on your Sabily Al-Quds which you can't get on other than Linux distributions.


Adding Kubuntu (KDE) and Lubuntu (LXDE) to Sabily

It is not difficult to add KDE and LXDE to Sabily. We just need to run two command to make it done. KDE and LXDE that I mention here is of course Kubuntu and Lubuntu where all their software and environment will be joint with Sabily which is GNOME. So we will get three optional environment that can be select as we like. Does not it interest you?
This is an opportunity for KDE and LXDE person to use Sabily on their system because they still can get their required environment. Other than that normal Sabily user with GNOME environment, get an opportunity to try KDE or LXDE.
Before this I had try to add Sabily in Kubuntu and Lubuntu. It can be install but some Islamic software fail to work and not fully installed to it. After finished add KDE and LXDE to Sabily, now I get solution where to get all Islamic software installed and work successfully, we need to install Kubuntu or Lubuntu to Sabily either than add Sabily to Kubuntu or Lubuntu. We still can get option either want to load GNOME, KDE or LXDE as a base environment.  About software, you will get it all and it will work in any environment. So we get bundled of combination software from Sabily, Kubuntu and Lubuntu.
I think you should be interest to do this. Let's install them to your Sabily.

Open your terminal,

01. First we install Kubuntu desktop. Run this command, sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop .
 02. Type "y" and enter.
03. Enter.
04. You have option here. Just enter. 
05. Wait until Kubuntu installation complete than we install Lubuntu. Run this command, sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop .
06. Type "y" and enter.
07. Enter.
08. Now you have three option here. Select gdm for GNOME and enter. ( you can select kdm for KDE or lxdm for LXDE ).
09. Wait until installation complete.
10. Restart you system then you will get some option when log in. Select which desktop environment that you like then log in.
Now you get three optional environment that can be select either one that you interest. Inside it you will find some new software had been installed which is from Kubuntu and Lubuntu repository. All this software should be work in any environment. If you won't like it, you can uninstall it from Ubuntu Software Center at the bottom of Applications menu.
So if you had successed done it, now you can spend some time browse around it. Keep in mind that there a lot of thing or for me fun that can be done on Linux distro like Sabily or Ubuntu.


Sabily Promotion Team

     Sabily Management Committee had launch new team call Sabily Promotion Team. This team member will help to spread Sabily all over the world. It open to everybody who interest to participate spreading Sabily by help user on IRC, on forum, make announcement on website, blog etc or you talk about Sabily on your sites.
     You also will have some advantage by joint this group where you can get, new email @ sabily.org, free FTP storage, participate in team decision, write on Sabily's blog and after some time of real participation, sabily's gifts like t-shirts or other goodies.
     So what you are waiting for? Lets see their announcement and ask for membership there. http://www.sabily.org/website/en/component/content/article/6-news/422-sabily-promotion-team.html


Add Sabily and Islamic Software to Kubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

     How about Muslim user of Kubuntu 10.10? Do you like to have Sabily on your Kubuntu system? For the Islamic software maybe you can download it one by one and install it alone. But what about Sabily theme? And what about if you can install all of the Islamic software together by one command?
     I had do it on my system. Added Sabily to Kubuntu. I think we can't say it converting from Kubuntu to Sabily because it appearance and etc is still Kubuntu, just Sabily item had added to it and we need to customize it to become Sabily looks. We can't convert it to Sabily because it is not Gnome desktop management. I'm not yet study either we can install Gnome on Kubuntu. It sound silly.
     If you like to have Sabily and it Islamic software on your system, you can try by follow the step that I add in this article.

To make easy, just refer to screenshot that I take while doing it.

01. Open Terminal then run a command to add Sabily repository.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sabily.team/ppa && sudo apt-get -q update

 02. Run command to get and install Sabily.
 sudo apt-get install sabily
 03. Enter "y" to continue.
 04. Select default display manager that you like. gdm for gnome or kdm for KDE. Actually there is no gnome. In this case should select kdm.
 05. Some information about Zekr software. Just ignore it by click on OK.
 06. Enter "n" for default.
 07. Finish installation. Close Terminal.
 08. Restart your system.
 09. Now you have package of Islamic software on your Kubuntu.
 10. We need to do some customization to make it appearance like Sabily.
 11. You can found Sabily default wallpaper at root/lib/plymouth/themes/sabily.

Interested to do it? Don't scared and just try it. Good luck for you InsyaAllah.


Add KDE to Sabily Al-Quds 10.10

     Normal Sabily is running on Gnome desktop environment. Maybe you like to try Sabily running on KDE. I tried it and now I can select to boot between Gnome and KDE.
     This time I learned to add it by using Synaptic Package Manager instead by using Terminal. I'm just use Kubuntu package since it base from Ubuntu. So no need to headache googling how to add KDE to Ubuntu. Please remember that you need about 500 MB extra space on your hard drive and more than 512 MB of RAM.
     Why need to use KDE instead of Gnome? So an answer is depend to you. For me, KDE give more nice appearance of desktop environment and more graphics effect.
     Maybe Gnome is enough for you, but I think Linux user are people who are already expert about Windows then they want to learn something different and new, so Linux give that opportunity to them. Only use Gnome won't give enough experience for me since there are many variety of desktop environment that I should try. So if your thinking are same like me, lets follow me add KDE to our Sabily.

Just follow from screenshot that I take.

1. Open your Synaptic Package Manager.
2. Search for kubuntu-desktop.
3. Right click and mark on Mark for Installation.
4. Click on Mark.
5. Apply.
6. Apply.
7. Download the package.
8. Here you can select either want to start from KDE or Gnome. I leave at "kdm" for KDE.
9. Completed. Click on Close.
10. Box change to green mean already installed the package.
11. Here some screenshot after start from KDE.

12. After change theme and wallpaper to looks real Sabily and I call it Ksabily.
Hopefully soon in the next release of Sabily we will have Ksabily follow with it. To realize it we need support and contributor from many volunteer and maybe you one of them.


Sabily Sharing Service

Sabily had announce their new service which is Sabily Sharing Service. You can find it at http://share.sabily.org . There you can share your private files up to 100MB with your friend with automatic virus scanner.
Soon there will be to provide public files hosting, with rating & comments features, search engine, moderation (eg, to disallow haram pictures) etc., 
So if you want to share your file with your friend in a safe and proper server (not mix with haram contents), you should use Sabily Sharing Service, InsyaAllah.

Here some screenshot of it.

Lets share our data with our friend at http://share.sabily.org.