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Launch

  1. 1. Ubuntu – Freedom in Computing presented by Charles Profitt President New York State Ubuntu Local Community [email_address]
  2. 2. Ubuntu – Freedom in Computing <ul><li>What we will cover </li><ul><li>What is FOSS
  3. 3. Who uses FOSS
  4. 4. Why Ubuntu </li><ul><li>New Users
  5. 5. Existing Linux Users </li></ul><li>What LTS is </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Ubuntu – Freedom in Computing Free Software Open Source Software (OSS) Free Open Source Software (FOSS) Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS)
  7. 7. Ubuntu – Freedom in Computing Freedom vs. No Cost
  8. 8. Ubuntu – Freedom in Computing <ul><li>IBM Lotus Symphony
  9. 9. iTunes
  10. 10. Safari
  11. 11. Adobe Flash Viewer
  12. 12. Acrobat Reader
  13. 13. Media Player
  14. 14. Virtual PC </li></ul>
  15. 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. 16. Ubuntu – Freedom in Computing <ul><li>Firefox
  17. 17. Thunderbird
  18. 18. MySQL
  19. 19. PostegreSQL
  20. 20. Ingres Database
  21. 21. Open Office
  22. 22. VLC Media Player </li></ul><ul><li>Audacity
  23. 23. TrueCrypt
  24. 24. Freemind
  25. 25. GIMP
  26. 26. Inkscape
  27. 27. Blender
  28. 28. Thousands more... </li></ul>
  29. 29. Ubuntu – Freedom in Computing <ul><li>cisco.com
  30. 30. 21stcenturyskills.org
  31. 31. google.com
  32. 32. apple.com
  33. 33. amazon.com
  34. 34. state.ny.us
  35. 35. whitehouse.gov </li></ul><ul><li>Linux Apache/2.2
  36. 36. FreeBSD Apache/2.2
  37. 37. Linux gws
  38. 38. Linux Apache/2.2
  39. 39. Linux Server
  40. 40. Linux Apache/2.2
  41. 41. Linux White House </li></ul>
  42. 42. Alien Arena http://icculus.org/alienarena/rpa/ Ubuntu – Freedom in Computing
  43. 43. Ubuntu – Freedom in Computing Battle for Wesnoth http://www.wesnoth.org/
  44. 44. Ubuntu – Freedom in Computing Blender http://www.blender.org/
  45. 45. Ubuntu – Freedom in Computing <ul><li>Intel® 500 Mhz
  46. 46. 14.1” display
  47. 47. 64 MB memory
  48. 48. 4.8 GB HD
  49. 49. 24x CD
  50. 50. 65K modem </li></ul>$1899 www.dell.com (2000) <ul><li>Intel® 2.2 Ghz
  51. 51. 15.6 inch display
  52. 52. 2GB memory
  53. 53. 160 GB HD
  54. 54. 8x DVD+/- RW DL
  55. 55. Wireless + Ethernet </li></ul>$399 www.dell.com (2009)
  56. 56. Ubuntu – Freedom in Computing <ul><li>Computer $1899
  57. 57. Software $265 </li></ul>Total: $2164 12.2 % <ul><li>Computer $399
  58. 58. Software $310 </li></ul>Total: $709 44 %
  59. 59. Ubuntu – Freedom in Computing New Linux Users <ul><li>Easy transition </li><ul><li>Easy to install
  60. 60. Easy to use </li></ul><li>Robust community </li><ul><li>On-line Support
  61. 61. Local Groups </li></ul><li>Security </li></ul>
  62. 62. Ubuntu – Freedom in Computing New and Existing Linux Users <ul><li>Free version same as supported version
  63. 63. Package manager is outstanding
  64. 64. Desktop oriented
  65. 65. Frequent releases
  66. 66. Software is easily kept up-to-date and patched </li></ul>
  67. 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. 68. Ubuntu – Freedom in Computing Ubuntu is not about an operating system; it is about the community.
  69. 69. Ubuntu – Freedom in Computing
  70. 70. Ubuntu – Freedom in Computing www.fosscon.org
  71. 71. FOSS and ISTE 21st Century Skills Questions ?

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