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This was a presentation given at the 10.04 Ubuntu Launch Party in Waterloo, NY

This was a presentation given at the 10.04 Ubuntu Launch Party in Waterloo, NY

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  • 1. Ubuntu – Freedom in Computing presented by Charles Profitt President New York State Ubuntu Local Community [email_address]
  • 2. Ubuntu – Freedom in Computing
    • What we will cover
      • What is FOSS
      • 3. Who uses FOSS
      • 4. Why Ubuntu
        • New Users
        • 5. Existing Linux Users
      • What LTS is
  • 6. Ubuntu – Freedom in Computing Free Software Open Source Software (OSS) Free Open Source Software (FOSS) Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS)
  • 7. Ubuntu – Freedom in Computing Freedom vs. No Cost
  • 8. Ubuntu – Freedom in Computing
  • 15. Ubuntu – Freedom in Computing “ What a lot of people don't realize or don't think about is that when you purchase software, you are actually purchasing a license to use it, not the actual software.” 7
  • 16. Ubuntu – Freedom in Computing
  • 29. Ubuntu – Freedom in Computing
  • 42. Alien Arena http://icculus.org/alienarena/rpa/ Ubuntu – Freedom in Computing
  • 43. Ubuntu – Freedom in Computing Battle for Wesnoth http://www.wesnoth.org/
  • 44. Ubuntu – Freedom in Computing Blender http://www.blender.org/
  • 45. Ubuntu – Freedom in Computing $1899 www.dell.com (2000) $399 www.dell.com (2009)
  • 56. Ubuntu – Freedom in Computing
    • Computer $1899
    • 57. Software $265
    Total: $2164 12.2 %
    • Computer $399
    • 58. Software $310
    Total: $709 44 %
  • 59. Ubuntu – Freedom in Computing New Linux Users
    • Easy transition
      • Easy to install
      • 60. Easy to use
    • Robust community
      • On-line Support
      • 61. Local Groups
    • Security
  • 62. Ubuntu – Freedom in Computing New and Existing Linux Users
    • Free version same as supported version
    • 63. Package manager is outstanding
    • 64. Desktop oriented
    • 65. Frequent releases
    • 66. Software is easily kept up-to-date and patched
  • 67. “ A traveler through our country would stop at a village, and he didn’t have to ask for food or for water. Once he stops, the people give him food, entertain him. That is one aspect of ubuntu but ubuntu has various aspects. ubuntu does not mean that people should not enrich themselves. The question therefore is: Are you going to do so in order to enable the community around you to improve?” ~ Nelson Mandela Ubuntu – Freedom in Computing
  • 68. Ubuntu – Freedom in Computing Ubuntu is not about an operating system; it is about the community.
  • 69. Ubuntu – Freedom in Computing
  • 70. Ubuntu – Freedom in Computing www.fosscon.org
  • 71. FOSS and ISTE 21st Century Skills Questions ?