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  • 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!