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  • 1. What is Linux? o Linux is an operating system (OS), similar to Windows from Microsoft and Mac OS from Apple o The kernel, at the heart of all Linux systems, is developed and released under the GNU General Public License and its source code is freely available to everyone. o It is this kernel that forms the base around which a Linux operating system is developed.
  • 2. o Linux has been adopted worldwide primarily as a server platform. o Its use as a home and office desktop operating system is also on the rise. o Its user base in Third World countries has increased with the popularity of affordable laptops AKA NetBooks
  • 3. What Makes it Open Source o It's free and open source software (FOSS). o It’s customizable. o There are plenty of existing templates that you can access for free, or you can create your own. o With Open Source, if a particular project or support company dies, all the code remains open to the community and people can keep improving it.
  • 4. Who Uses Linux? o From embedded systems to supercomputers, and have secured a place in server installations. o PDAs, video game consoles, portable music players, and mobile phones. o Use of Linux distributions in home and enterprise desktops has been expanding. o They have also gained popularity with various local and national governments. Today Linux distributions are used in numerous domains…
  • 5. What makes Linux Better than the Rest? o Very stable o Free o Customizable o Runs on smaller hardware o Not a bloated operating system o You don’t need to constantly reboot your computer o less hardware requirements to function compared to Windows o Slimmer Virus count compared to other OS o Free development tools included o Professional grade software included o Amazing support available through the Linux community o Can be installed on old computer models o No service packs necessary o Accessible to developing countries
  • 6. But Maybe it’s Not for You if… o You don’t know how to do anything except Point and Click o You work in the Print/Publishing/Design industry o There is proprietary software you can’t live without o You are a hardcore computer gamer o You need support for specific hardware
  • 7. Resources software-arouses-researchers-curiosity-what.html smartphones/ Goes-High-on-Linux
  • 8. THANK YOU!