COA Computer Project <ul><li>What is Linux? </li></ul><ul><li>What is Ubuntu? </li></ul><ul><li>Definition of Ubuntu </li></ul><ul><li>Ubuntu Desktop Edition </li></ul><ul><li>How can we use it? </li></ul><ul><li>The Expense of Ubuntu </li></ul><ul><li>Why & What is Free? </li></ul><ul><li>Who will maintain it? </li></ul><ul><li>Closing Discussion </li></ul>By Laurence F. Hanratty
What is Linux <ul><li>Linux is a free open-source operating system based on Unix. Linux was originally created by Linus Torvalds with the assistance of developers from around the globe. </li></ul><ul><li>Linux was developed under the GNU General Public License and the source code is freely available to everyone. </li></ul>
What is Ubuntu <ul><li>Ubuntu is a complete desktop Linux operating system, based on the Debian distribution. Ubuntu is sponsored by Canonical Ltd (owned by Mark Shuttleworth). </li></ul><ul><li>He is a South African Entrepreneur, who has donated a considerable amount of his own money to the Ubuntu Project. </li></ul><ul><li>He is also the first Citizen Cosmonaut </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mark Shuttleworth </li></ul></ul>
Definition of Ubuntu <ul><li>Ubuntu is a South African ethic or ideology focusing on people's allegiances and relations with each other. </li></ul><ul><li>The word comes from the Zulu and Xhosa languages. Ubuntu is seen as a traditional African concept. </li></ul>
Ubuntu Desktop <ul><li>With Ubuntu Desktop Edition you can surf the web, read email, create documents and spreadsheets, edit images and much more. </li></ul><ul><li>Ubuntu has a fast and easy graphical installer right on the Desktop CD. On a typical computer the installation should take you less than 25 minutes. </li></ul>
Ubuntu Desktop cont. <ul><li>Desktop simplicity When you start your system for the first time you'll see a desktop that is clean and tidy, no desktop icons, and a default theme that is easy on the eye . </li></ul><ul><li>Ubuntu 'Just Works' We've done all the hard work for you. Once Ubuntu is installed, all the basics are in place so that your system will be immediately usable. </li></ul>
How Can We Use It? <ul><li>Since Ubuntu offers us everything we may need right out of the box. My hope is to get our Seniors surfing & Learning about the internet immediately </li></ul><ul><li>A Library style Lab with at least 4 to 8 machines plus the group Laptop would be more than enough to get them started </li></ul>
The Expense of Ubuntu <ul><li>Ubuntu is Free </li></ul><ul><li>It is a gift from the entire Linux community, there are a significant amount open source programs that we may choose from which will also be free of charge. </li></ul><ul><li>There is also proprietary software for specialized applications, that need not concern us. </li></ul>
Why & What is Free Free software is a matter of the users' freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software. More precisely, it refers to four kinds of freedom, for the users of the software: The freedom to run the program, for any purpose (freedom 0). The freedom to study how the program works, and adapt it to your needs (freedom 1). Access to the source code is a precondition for this. The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor (freedom 2). The freedom to improve the program, and release your improvements to the public, so that the whole community benefits (freedom 3). Access to the source code is a precondition for this.
Ubuntu Maintenance <ul><li>Any one person with average intelligence can learn just how to maintain our computers, without the help of a formal class, or expensive books. The only thing required is the desire to learn. </li></ul><ul><li>Ubuntu has a vast community and documentation in which is available for Free on the internet . Forums, wiki even IRC chat; The user will find not only a vast amount of help, but will be able to participant in a unique collective who's sole drive is to further the Ubuntu/Linux community. </li></ul>
In Closing It is my recommendation that the Senior Center utilize this powerful yet simple operating system. Nothing is set in stone, Linux will not be going away by any means I personally use Ubuntu in my home computer and am truly impressed within only two months of incorporating it into my life. I maintain a website and utilize all the peripherals that I did within the XP operating system. In short I didn't have to sacrifice anything to make the switch. Although I deeply respect the wishes of the center in any choice they may make, I wish us well and it is a pleasure to be a part of the worthwhile program for our Seniors sincerely Laurence F. Hanratty
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