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    Linux Linux Presentation Transcript

    • What is Linux?
      • Linux is an operating system (OS), similar to Windows from Microsoft and Mac OS from Apple
      • 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.
      • It is this kernel that forms the base around which a Linux operating system is developed.
      • Linux has been adopted worldwide primarily as a server platform.
      • Its use as a home and office desktop operating system is also on the rise.
      • Its user base in Third World countries has increased with the popularity of affordable laptops AKA NetBooks
    • What Makes it Open Source
      • It's free and open source software (FOSS).
      • It’s customizable.
      • There are plenty of existing templates that you can access for free, or you can create your own.
      • 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.
    • Who Uses Linux?
      Today Linux distributions are used in numerous domains…
      • From embedded systems to supercomputers, and have secured a place in server installations.
      • PDAs, video game consoles, portable music players, and mobile phones.
      • Use of Linux distributions in home and enterprise desktops has been expanding.
      • They have also gained popularity with various local and national governments.
    • What makes Linux Better than the Rest?
      • Very stable
      • Free
      • Customizable
      • Runs on smaller hardware
      • Not a bloated operating system
      • You don’t need to constantly reboot your computer
      • less hardware requirements to function compared to Windows
      • Slimmer Virus count compared to other OS
      • Free development tools included
      • Professional grade software included
      • Amazing support available through the Linux community
      • Can be installed on old computer models
      • No service packs necessary
      • Accessible to developing countries
    • But Maybe it’s Not for You if…
      • You don’t know how to do anything except Point and Click
      • You work in the Print/Publishing/Design industry
      • There is proprietary software you can’t live without
      • You are a hardcore computer gamer
      • You need support for specific hardware
    • Resources
      http://www.coverlesstech.com/index.php
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_adoption
      http://getsatisfaction.com/adobe/topics/produce_creative_suite_for_linux
      http://www.keyboardmag.com/article/linux-its-not/apr-07/27458
      http://www.nytimes.com/2000/04/20/business/economic-scene-arrival-open-source-software-arouses-researchers-curiosity-what.html
      http://www.unwiredview.com/2009/02/17/samsung-confirms-three-android-handsets-linux-smartphones/
      http://www.linux.org/info/index.html
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux
      http://www.serverwatch.com/virtualization/article.php/3763356/Virtually-Speaking-IBM-Goes-High-on-Linux
      http://www.linux.com/news/software/applications/26381:the-newest-linux-chrome-os
      http://www.whylinuxisbetter.net/
      http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/index.php
      http://www.junauza.com/2009/08/ubuntu-910-vs-mac-os-x-snow-leopard-vs.html
       
    • Thank you!