The Sabily Team recently announced the release of Sabily 9.04 “Taibah” (formerly Ubuntu Muslim Edition) in three versions.
Sabily 9.04 is available as a Live DVD (so you can test it without installing anything on your computer), with 3 versions:
- Small version (935 MB): contains the main Sabily packages (artwork, islamic applications) and Arabic support
- Full version (1.4 GB): same as above plus multimedia, education and miscellaneous packages (see the full list here: http://tinyurl.com/dfwvgk)
- Full version with recitations (2.8 GB): same as above plus Quran recitations provided by www.versebyversequran.com: Muhammad Siddeeq al-Minshawi, Huzify, Sa’ad al-Ghamadi and Mishary Rashed Alafasy
Note:This version is useful if you are not connected to the Internet (all Sabily versions provide online recitations)
A CD (184 MB) containing the Sabily packages is also available if you want to convert a standard Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) installation to Sabily.
“The Sabily team is proud to announce the release of Sabily 9.04, codename “Taibah”. Sabily is the new name of Ubuntu Muslim Edition, the Operating System designed by and for Muslims (but non-Muslims are very welcome to use it too).” The Sabily Team stated in the official release announcement.
Sabily now uses the latest Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope base and, with the change of name, all the artwork has been updated to accommodate it and the new slogan (“This is my way; I invite unto Allah with sure knowledge, I and whosoever follows me...”).
Highlights of Sabily 9.04 “Taibah”:
- Hijri Islamic Calendar through the new Hijra application;
- mus-haf Othman – a powerful, complete Quran Browser;
- New Usplash, GDM and Metacity themes, wallpaper, mouse cursor;
- Zekr 0.7.2, a great Quran study tool that can also play Quran recitations;
- The Thwab encyclopedia has now support for Shamela books;
- 100% Arabic-translated desktop;
- A large suite of various applications and pre-installed codecs for both entertainment and educational purposes;
- The WebScript frontend to the popular DansGuardian Web Content Filter for easy parental control;
- Two convenient prayer-time applications: Minbar and “Pray Times” Firefox add-on.
Complete with customized artwork and a big collection of Muslim-specific software, Sabily (formerly Ubuntu Muslim Edition) is a robust operating system for Muslims all over the world, be they Arabic speakers or not.