Sabily 11.04 Badr Beta - Gnome2 and Unity Session

In this post I will show default session for Sabily 11.04 Badr Beta which is gnome2 and then I change to Unity session. For Ubuntu 11.04 Beta, their default session is Unity. Maybe due to some software and driver issue, Sabily make gnome2 their default session. You can change the session to Unity after log out. I think soon they will include gnome3 too.

Here some screenshot of Sabily 11.04 Badr Beta after completed installation.

01. Default session to gnome2 with Minbar application start as previous released.
02. New wallpaper for Badr.
03. Islamic software inside Badr. Zakat Calc RC is new Islamic software that included.
04. LibreOffice also new software that replace OpenOffice.
05. Log out and login to Unity session.
06. Applications view on Unity session.
07. Firefox 4.0 running in Unity session.
08. Zekr application running in Unity session. It works well.
09. Nanny application running in Unity session. Works well too.
10. Application for System view in Unity.

So now we are waiting for official release of Sabily 11.04 Badr planned on 5th May 2011. Full of new item will be include on it soon. If you had try this beta version and found some problem, you can post your comment to


Sabily 11.04 Badr - Countdown

Mr. Mehdi already planned to release Sabily 11.04 Badr on 5th May 2011, Insy'Allah..
He already prepared a banner for countdown.

Here some information from him at homepage,

In the meantime, you can use the following countdown pictures on your websites:

To put these images on your websites, logs, forum signatures etc. just use the following URL:

For example, to use it in a forum signature:

You can set the "theme" parameter to 1 or 2.

Lets spread it..


Sabily 11.04 Badr beta released

I had installed Sabily 11.04 Badr Beta version and like to share some of my experience about it. To install it on your system, you need to download it at or . After complete download you should make live dvd or bootable USB drive from it in order to make it bootable on your system. If you can't install it on hardware, you still can try it by using virtual machine on your current operating system. Please remind that this is beta version and purposely for testing only. Any issue will be list at .

Here is my installation session.

01. Beginning of installation. I just select Install Sabily-small.
02. Prepare to install.
03. Allocate drive space.
04. Erase disk and install Sabily-small.
05. Installation starts.
06. Select destination.
07. Select keyboard layout.
08. Fill some information about you.
09. Installation in progress. Just wait until complete.
10. Installation completed. It take about half an hour on my system.
Next post we will browse around it and seek some new item that they added to this version.