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Disclaimer Bit Does everyone know the difference in source code and compiled programs? People tend to stick with what they know, so I will compare Linux to Windows and OSX. Always choose the best tool for the job.
Happy Linux Slides For each of these there are many alternatives.
Audience Questions Who uses IE as their main browser? Why?
Audience Questions What other browsers do you use? Why?
Audience Questions? What is the single most important feature for a computer?
My most important thing Availability/Usability
Other Important Things Software Compatibility Speed Cost Stability
Cost of Windows 3 computers, 4 OS's, 4 year old Office Suite
Cost of Linux 2 computers, Always current OS and Office Suite Awesome Big Monitor
Cost for 100 Computers* Windows $407,000 Linux $278,000 *not counting IT personnel, specialized software, downtime for viruses/spyware, lost company secrets, porting VB apps to VB.net, management applications and totally using made up numbers
Additional Cost In 10 years, each computer needed $1,000 of additional software. Windows $507,000
Linux is free as in Freedom When you buy/download Windows software, you just get the compiled program. With Linux you get the source code* *there are exceptions to most rules
iPhone Development Example To develop iPhone apps, you need 10.5.XX Then you have to give Apple, your name, email, phone number for the “Free” Development tools
Linux is Powerful 2 “Workgroup Class” servers with lighttpd, mysql, asterisk* * VoIP uses UDP, Call quality is very important, Latency is Bad
Linux is Customizable Why have games on office computers? Why have any software that isn't needed? Linux lets you set up machines as you see fit. It's your computer, why let others make decisions for you?