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Linux On The Dt Jsc2
Linux On The Dt Jsc2
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    • 1. Linux on the Desktop J. Scott Christianson Owner
    • 2. J. Scott Christianson <ul><li>Experience/Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Worked for a consortium of schools for eight years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Own and operate Kaleidoscope Consulting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Firewall Installation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network Design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>M.A., Educational Technology, The George Washington University. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Certifications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CISSP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SANS GIAC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MCSE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cisco CNA 1.0, 2.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CVE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NACSE Senior Network Specialist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sonicwall SCSA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network +, etc. </li></ul></ul>
    • 3. Ripening of Linux as a Desktop Operating System <ul><li>New features/releases for Linux </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Staroffice/openoffice 6.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mozilla </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New linux kernal (better file system) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distributions simplified install/updates </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Microsoft licensing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SP2-modifications to license </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OEM ties to hardware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expense for schools to keep legal </li></ul></ul>
    • 4. Linux on the Desktop <ul><li>What is linux? </li></ul><ul><li>What is open source licensing? </li></ul><ul><li>Graphical interfaces. </li></ul><ul><li>Office applications and other common applications (email, web browsing). </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s take a look. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Applications (Office, Email) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Deciding if it is for you. </li></ul>
    • 5. What is Linux? <ul><li>Linux is a “Kernel” developed and maintained by Linus Torvalds in collaborations with several hundreds of fellow programmers, aka Kernel programmers. </li></ul><ul><li>Like in any other operating system, the kernel is the essence of the operating system and provides resources to other programs and systems </li></ul>
    • 6. Open Source <ul><li>Unlike most popular operating systems for the PC, Linux has been released under a modified version of the GPL (General Public License). </li></ul><ul><li>This leases allow for free distribution of the source code and puts some restrictions on modification: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you use within your organization, you don’t have to release your contributions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you distribute externally (especially for a profit), you must also release source code contributions. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Many of the programs that run on Linux also follow this basic licensing scheme. </li></ul>
    • 7. Graphical Interface <ul><li>Windows/Macintosh model: Manufacturer of the kernel also provides a graphical interface with basic user interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Linux supports a plethora of GUIs or “desktops.” The most popular are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>KDE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gnome </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Redhat “Blue Curve” </li></ul></ul>
    • 8. KDE Desktop
    • 9. Gnome Desktop
    • 10. Office Applications <ul><li>KOFFICE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>KSpread </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>KPresenter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>KLllustrator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>KWord </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>KFormula </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>KChart </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>KImage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Katabase </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>KoHTML </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>KImageShop </li></ul></ul><ul><li>STAROFFICE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>StarCalc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>StarImpress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>StarDraw </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>StarWriter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>StarMath </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>StarChart </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>StarImage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>StarBase </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>StarMail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>StarSchedule </li></ul></ul>
    • 11. OpenOffice.org
    • 12. Distributions or “Distros” <ul><li>Bundle Kernel, GUI, Applications, etc. all together with an easy to use installer </li></ul><ul><li>RedHat, SUSE, Mandrake, TurboLinux, Slackware, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Total number of recognized “Distros” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>321 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each with different goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>from http://old.lwn.net/Distributions/ </li></ul></ul>
    • 13. Software Install/Updates <ul><li>RPM or Redhat Package Manager has become a defacto standard </li></ul><ul><li>Distros provide an easy means of deploying patches (e.g., YAST on SUSE) </li></ul>
    • 14. Networking <ul><li>SAMBA service allows for access to Windows shares and sharing of local resources </li></ul><ul><li>Can log into domains </li></ul><ul><li>Linux is a multi-user operating system. </li></ul>
    • 15. Linux on Macintosh HW <ul><li>Yellow Dog Linux will work on PowerPC-based Macintosh computers </li></ul><ul><li>www.yellowdoglinux.com </li></ul>
    • 16. Deciding if it is for you <ul><li>While there is a decrease in cost for licensing/applications, there is an increased cost in time/talent. </li></ul><ul><li>Cost for Redhat or SUSE personal edition (bundled Openoffice, evolution, etc)~$40 </li></ul><ul><li>If you are not using, start a trial program for early adopters to encourage them and let them teach you from their mistakes </li></ul><ul><li>A good argument can be made that all operating systems will be Open Source ten years from now. </li></ul>
    • 17. Resources <ul><li>http://www.desktoplinux.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.schoolforge.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.opensource.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.openoffice.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.linux.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.suse.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.redhat.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mozilla.org/ </li></ul>

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