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Fvcp Presentation 0909 (Ubuntu)

Fvcp Presentation 0909 (Ubuntu)



A presentation by Mike Creuzer on using Ubuntu as a desktop operating system

A presentation by Mike Creuzer on using Ubuntu as a desktop operating system



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  • Points from: http://www.ubuntu.com/products/WhatIsUbuntu/desktopedition The bulk of business use for a computer is email, documents & spreadsheets. Some users need an image editor, CAD is even available in Linux.
  • Basically, Ubuntu will 'just work' for most uses on most hardware. Some of it may be more difficult to get set up, as you may need to find the right drivers and such. A search online will usually find you with a how-to that walks you through the processes.
  • The bug support and critical updates are where Linux really shines.
  • The package manager is very different then anything available to windows. It's like software update, but on steroids and with high-tech equipment to boot! There are over 30k packages 'built into' Ubuntu, that are simply a click away, with automatic dependency checking and update notifications.
  • What, REAL games? No way!
  • http://wubi-installer.org/
  • For the new Dell laptop, I tried to specify a latitude 6400 using both Linux and Windows Vista Pro. Dell's website is difficult to get 1 for 1 analysis between the two configurations. I could configure a laptop with Vista home for $34 more then the Linux laptop, and on a different configuration, I could upgrade Home to Pro for $58. Open Office is significantly similar to MS Office Pro to work as a replacement. Acrobat does have an open source equivalent at http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfedit/ but I have never used it, so I don't know if you can get the same work done. Don't forget your annual anti-virus subscriptions. There are several studies available online such as http://www.cyber.com.au/about/linux_vs_windows_tco_comparison.pdf that demonstrate that Linux can be 19% to 36% cheaper to maintain for large systems.

Fvcp Presentation 0909 (Ubuntu) Fvcp Presentation 0909 (Ubuntu) Presentation Transcript

  • Open Source:: How Companies Can Create Profit Mike Creuzer
  • Product Features
    • With Ubuntu Desktop Edition you can surf the web, read email, create documents and spreadsheets, edit images and much more.
    • 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.
  • Product Features
    • Can use existing internet connections
    • Can use many/most existing printers
    • Can connect to existing networks & shares
    • Can connect digital cameras & mp3 player
    • Can open many/most existing documents
    • Runs on most existing computers
  • Product Features Cont.
    • You get free security updates for at least 18 months on the desktop and server.
    • With the Long Term Support (LTS) version you get three years support on the desktop, and five years on the server.
    • There is no extra fee for the LTS version
  • Product Features Cont.
    • The package manager keeps your software up to date
    • ~30,000 available software packages available for free.
    • Access to software not on the 'built in' list
    • Ability to install software from 3 rd parties
  • Product Features Cont.
    • Frozen Bubble
    • I have no Tomatoes
    • Battle for Wesnoth
    • Wormux
    • Flight Gear
    • Globulation 2
    • FreeDroid RPG
    • Nexuizlation 2
    • FreeDroid RPG
    • Nexuiz
    • Open Arena
    • Scorched 3D
    • Vega Strike
    • Pingus
    • Super Tux
    • Torcs
    • rRootage
    • Extreme Tux Racer
    • Frets On Fire
    • Stepmania
    • Super Tux Kart
    • Chromium
  • Product Features Cont.
      Ease of transitioning to Ubuntu
    • Live 'CD' / USB drive
    • WUBI
    • Dual Boot
    • Wine – Windows Emulation
  • Cost Analysis
    • OS Upgrade
      • Windows 7 Pro (2009/10/22) $199.99
      • Ubuntu 9.1 (2009/10/29) $0.00
    • New Dell Laptop
      • OS Windows Vista Pro +$34(W) +$58(P)
      • MS Office Pro + Acrobat* +$258
  • Presenter
    • Mike Creuzer
    • [email_address]
    • twitter.com/creuzerm
    • linkedin.com/in/creuzerm