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Introduction To Linux
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Introduction To Linux

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A brief introduction to Linux and Free and Open Source Software

A brief introduction to Linux and Free and Open Source Software

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  • 1. What can I do with Linux and Open Source? KW Linux Users Group Raul Suarez April 2008
  • 2. License <ul><li>When you cannot be there by Raul Suarez is licensed under the Creative commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 Canada http://rarsa.blogspot.com </li></ul>
  • 3. Introduction <ul><li>Linux has been a viable option on the desktop for some time. Here I&apos;ll show you what it can do for you
  • 4. I&apos;ve been using Linux for several years as a main OS saving my self a lot of money, time and frustration and most importantly: making it “mine”
  • 5. I&apos;ll show how you too can get these benefits while using your computer to do what you normally do. I will also show you some possibilities to do what you currently don&apos;t do while avoiding virus and malware. </li></ul>
  • 6. What is Linux? <ul><li>GNU/Linux is the base for multiple operating systems which are “generically” called Linux.
  • 7. An OS controls the interaction between the user and the computer and among programs.
  • 8. Equivalent to Windows, Mac OSX, Unix.
  • 9. GNU/Linux OS&apos;s are called “distributions”
  • 10. Distribution: Package of Linux, configuration utilities and applications </li></ul>
  • 11. How do we use the computer <ul><li>Give me Your examples: </li></ul>
  • 12. How do we use the computer <ul><li>Browse the Internet
  • 13. Communicate (email, Chat, VOIP)
  • 14. Organize, view and edit media (pictures, music and video)
  • 15. Do school work: Write a school paper
  • 16. Manage home finances
  • 17. Organize your contacts and documents
  • 18. Play
  • 19. Install software to do what we want to do </li></ul>
  • 20. Hands on <ul><li>Browse
  • 21. Communicate
  • 22. Work with media
  • 23. School work
  • 24. Home finances
  • 25. Contacts and documents
  • 26. Play
  • 27. Install software
  • 28. Your suggestions </li></ul>
  • 29. Possibilities <ul><li>LTSP (Linux terminal server) for families or groups
  • 30. Internet traffic blocking and monitoring
  • 31. Web development and hosting
  • 32. Home media automation
  • 33. Private VOIP PBX
  • 34. Personal PVR
  • 35. Carry your OS and data on a USB memory </li></ul>
  • 36. Possibilities <ul><li>LTSP (Linux terminal server) for families or groups
  • 37. Internet traffic blocking and monitoring
  • 38. Web development and hosting
  • 39. Home media automation
  • 40. Private VOIP PBX
  • 41. Personal PVR
  • 42. Carry your OS and data on a USB memory </li></ul>
  • 43. Advantages <ul><li>It is Secure
  • 44. It&apos;s stable
  • 45. It&apos;s low maintenance
  • 46. It is customizable
  • 47. It is free (as in speech)
  • 48. It is free (as in beer) </li></ul>
  • 49. Things you should be aware of <ul><li>Some hardware may not be compatible with Linux. Vendors don&apos;t always provide drivers for Linux: Check before you buy hardware
  • 50. There are a lot of Linux distributions you may try more than one.
  • 51. Not many developers of action games. But great strategy games.
  • 52. Linux is NOT Windows. Windows applications don&apos;t natively work under Linux: You need “Wine” to run them but most likely there is an equivalent Linux application </li></ul>
  • 53. Round up and questions <ul><li>Portable, easy, secure, inexpensive, customizable.
  • 54. Questions? </li></ul>

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