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    • Adapting Linux on WAN's
      • By Neal Friedman
    • What is Linux?
      • Linux is defined as an open-source version of the UNIX operating system.
      • Unix was first concieved and implented in 1969 at AT&T's Bell Laboratories
      • In 1991, the first Linux Kernel was created by Linus Torvalds
    • What's so Great About Linux?
      • Linux is completely Open Source.
      • Linux is for the most part ”free”
      • Linux is secure
      • Linux isnt new, its been in development for longer than Windows.
      • Less hardware dependant
      • Easy for IT to manage
    • If Linux is so Good, Why Haven't I Heard of it?
      • Windows is the most commonly used OS
      • People seem to believe that Linux is difficult to use.
      • For a very long time it was a bit unstable
      • The way the economy works, things that are free don't get advertised
    • Wide Area Networks (WAN) and Why IT Likes to Use Windows
      • In past years, many incoming employees to a company were not tech savvy people.
      • Simplicity. Everyone knows the windows interface. Everyone can do basic things on it.
      • Companies would rather spend a lot of money to get something that will bring up the least amount of user problems
      • The Past: Windows has always been the most prominently used OS in the business field
    • Servers
      • Servers can be run by Linux, Windows, or Mac
      • Guess which is most commonly used and least commonly used?
      • Answer: Windows, Linux, Mac. Respectively.
      • Linux servers are the most secure.
      • Also least hardware dependant
    • How Would Ubuntu Simplify the Business Environment
      • Most commonly used tools in a business:
        • Email: In Linux you could use Mozilla Thunderbird or Evolution mail.
        • Web Browsing: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome
        • Office Suite: Open Office (includes ports of word, excel, access, powerpoint, etc)
        • Custom made software: Linux is an excelent environment for programming and it can run software in any language
        • There is a huge list of software for linux. Most of which is free and there is a port of just about everything that Windows has including: VPN, pdf viewer, media players, etc.
    • What About Security?
      • If you have experienced lots of viruses and spam threatening your Windows system, you aren't alone
      • Unix systems have regular users (the client) and a super user called root
        • Users only have acces to using certain programs and files in their ”home” directory
        • With root access anything is possible
          • Root is managed on a seperate password and adds a layer of security that Windows doesnt have.
    • So I Won't Get Viruses Anymore?
      • Theres probably a 1% chance that you will get a virus on your Unix system
        • There are too many different kinds of Unix distributions.
        • Most viruses are made for windows due to its widespread use
    • So if Linux is that Great, It Must Cost a Fortune
      • Most Linux distributions are free of charge!
        • They also come with thousands of pages of easy to understand support
        • Many linux distributers have very helpful help hot lines.
        • How could it be free?
          • Some distributions are side projects for developers
          • Many are considered charitable organizations and survive off donations
    • Ubuntu Desktop
    • Links to Linux Related things
      • Ubuntu Homepage
      • French police: we saved millions of euros by adopting Ubuntu
      • Fedora Project
      • Mandriva Linux
      • Suse Linux
      • Guide for Switching to Ubuntu from Windows
    • Documentation (Manual)
      • The developers of Ubuntu have already created a very neat and easy to understand manual so I believed it unfit to recreate it.
      • Here is the link: Ubuntu Documenation
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