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presented at barcamp held at K.J. Somaiya Institute of Engineering and Information Technology, Sion on April 6, 07

presented at barcamp held at K.J. Somaiya Institute of Engineering and Information Technology, Sion on April 6, 07

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    • Linux FAQ’s
      • Why Linux is not as user friendly as Windows?
      • Why there are So Many distros / live CD’s?
      • Which Distro is best?
      • Why does Linux matter when Windows is doing what I want it to do?
      • Which Live CD do I really use at least once in a week?
    • Linux GUI issues
      • It’s loyal to it’s core
      • I mean it’s tightly integrated with the command line interface of the OS
      • It was designed, developed and used by techies. So no issues
      • The end user feels confused
    • Why many Linux Distros?
      • There are different distros for different people, purpose and processes
    • different distros for different people, purpose and process
      • People * For Techies - Fedora, suse * For beginners - Ubuntu, Puppy * For Support people – Knoppix * For Music lovers – musix, movix
      • Purpose * Games * Education * Science - Scientific Linux * Languages - BOSS for hindi * Religious - Muslim Live CD
      • Processes Linux LiveCD Router or GParted LiveCD
    • Number of Applications and Users are growing
    • Windows History
      • Windows 3.1 early 90’s
      • Windows 95 Launched in Nov 96
      • Windows 98
      • Windows 2000 and XP
      • And Now Windows Vista AFTER 7 YEARS OF DEVELOPMENT!!
    • Windows is NOT keeping Pace with the growth
    • Why?
      • Developers in the future will need more flexibility and room to extend the OS
      • Open Source is the solution
      • Free is the right price
      • Linux is here and will change the computing in the long run
    • Enough Windows bashing
    • What is my point?
    • Which Distro do I really use?
    • Puppy Linux
    •  
    • Why?
    • Why?
      • Extremely lightweight – 60 MB
      • Boots in RAM Therefore extremely fast
      • All needed applications bundled together
      • Easily open word / excel files (once you mount the hard drives)
      • Connect to the LAN easily
      • Option to connect and work on the windows network
    • Puppy listed at No. 18 at distrowatch.com (March 31, 07)
    • Wizards
      • Click on Desktop and choose Wizard
      • Choose Network – Connect to network
      • For Anything and Everything there is a wizard
      • People love wizards and NOT commands!
    • Boot into RAMdisk
      • FAST
      • Frees the CD Drive
      • you won’t hear much noise coming from your hard drive!
      • And the beauty of working entirely in RAM is that whatever phishing and spyware is going on won’t make it to the hard disk!
    • Why not have your O/S run from RAM all the time?
    • Think: How about Linux based Thin Client?
    • Boot from other media
      • To create a Puppy Linux boot thumb drive, you simply choose the option "Install Puppy USB card" under Setup on the Start Menu.
      • The script will give you the instructions for creating the thumb drive.
      • ease with which Puppy Linux can generate a bootable USB thumb drive version of itself.
    • The killer feature : rdesktop
      • rdesktop allows you to use any Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 server exactly as if you were sitting directly in front of it.
      • an open-source version of the Windows NT Terminal Server client.
      • put my server's IP address in the data entry block below the heading server. For e.g. 10.0.0.11
      • For the options heading, I would enter -a24 (for 24-bit color) and -f (for full screen)
      • As soon as I selected OK, the screen would display my Microsoft XP login screen.
      • Once I am logged in, it would be as if I were working directly on my Microsoft XP server.
    • Highlights:
      • Puppy Linux is not based on any other distribution. Puppy use a different binary package format than the more popular distros.
      • unlike Damn Small Linux, which was originally derived from KNOPPIX
      • Creator and lead developer Barry Kauler wrote almost everything from scratch.
      • Giving way to many unique ideas that have captured the interest of Linux users
    • Applications: out of the box
      • GAIM messenger which handles all the major IMs like Yahoo! and MSN.
      • pdf reader
      • An Internet suite, firewall, media player, word processor, FTP program, spreadsheet program, DVD/CD player/burner, and an IRC client
    • Word Processor: Abi word
    • Puppy Linux with gxine playing DVD
    • Puppy Skins
      • http://www.goosee.com/puppy/wikka/DotPups
      • scroll down to the section on WindowManagers
      • Click on "IceWM Full" and download it
      • After that, grab "IceWM Menu for Puppy" and "XP Theme for IceWM."
      • Use the filemanager, Rox, to install the applications you downloaded
      • get out of X Windows by hitting alt-ctrl-backspace
      • Once you are back at the command line, type in startx
      • Puppy will now have a new look and feel
      • You can then test out the available themes under the Start Menu --> Themes
      • Needs more than 64 MB RAM for storage
    • Puppy Skin
    • Install extra packages
      • Install extra packages not found on the main distribution by using Puppy-Unleashed compressed (.tgz) archives.
      • Official way to install extra packages: PupGet
      • Unofficial way to install : DotPup
      • the installation is so simple that even a novice could do it
      • Both are intuitive, providing a large range of open source software packages for every taste and purpose.
    • Official way to install extra packages: PupGet
      • Go to the start menu and chose PupGet.
      • A green window will pop up.
      • Chose the Install or remove packages and a list of applications that you can add will pop up. The system will download and then, using the file manager the system will find the files and a simple click on the program will install.
      • Once the new files are installed, you have to stop X windows in order for the new applications to become accessible.
      • Ctrl-alt-backspace will stop X windows and you can restart by typing startx.
    • Unofficial way to install : DotPup
      • it provids a long list of third-party software built by Puppy Linux enthusiasts.
      • Since Puppy supports Unionfs (if you specify the option at boot prompt), software packages can also be installed while in "live CD" mode.
    • Save your data on to the Live CD
      • Remaster is SO EASY
      • Puppy Linux allows you to save your data on a CDROM version of itself.
      • It means that you can create a live Puppy Linux CD that has all the documents you need to carry with you
    • Create and distribute applications with OS
      • EduPup - to let the children to learn computers having some fun at the same time with TuxPaint, TuxType and TuxMath.
      • Hacao - a Vietnamese-language Puppy
      • Grafpub - for digital imaging professionals and graphic artists with GIMP, Inkscape, scribus
    • Games
    • Thank You