Welcome To  The Cajun Clickers Computer Club Linux Desktop Special Interest Group <ul><li>The Future of Computing </li></ul>
Have You Ever Used Linux? <ul><li>Have You Ever Used a  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tivo? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cell Phone ...
Why Linux?? <ul><li>Forget About Viruses!  </li></ul>
Why Linux?? Cost, Or Lack Thereof!! <ul><li>You Won't Have To Pay For Your Operating System, or Application Software!  </l...
Why Linux?? Protection!! <ul><li>Open Source Software, Of Which Linux Is A Part, Protects Your Computer! </li></ul><ul><li...
Why Linux?? Stability!! <ul><li>Blue Screen Of Death – Not In Linux </li></ul><ul><li>System Slow Downs – Not In Linux </l...
Why Linux?? Updates!! <ul><li>Update your ENTIRE computer system in a single click. </li></ul><ul><li>No Reboot Required! ...
Why Linux?? Add On Software Not Required!!  <ul><li>After Your Operating System Is Installed, Why Should You Have To Insta...
Why Linux?? Need Additional Software? <ul><li>Windows – Search The Web – Find The Site – Pay For It – Download It – Instal...
Why Linux?? Need New Software?
Why Linux?? Use One Program For All IM's <ul><li>MSN </li></ul><ul><li>AIM </li></ul><ul><li>ICQ </li></ul><ul><li>IRC </l...
Why Linux?? Give Your Older Hardware A New Life <ul><li>Windows requires newer, bigger, faster, more powerful, more expens...
Why Linux?? Support!! <ul><li>Enjoy Free And Unlimited Support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Users Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
Why Linux?? Your Desktop, Your Way!! <ul><li>With Windows, What You See Is Pretty Much What You Get.  </li></ul>
 
Why Linux?? Your Desktop, Your Way!! <ul><li>With Linux, You Can Make Your Desktop Look AND Behave Any Way That You Want I...
Why Linux?? Your Desktop, Your Way!!
 
 
 
 
Why Linux?? <ul><li>Too Many Windows On Your Desktop? Use Workspaces!  </li></ul>
Why Linux?? The Learning Curve!! <ul><li>You will have to learn: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Linux Ain't XP, But Then XP wasn't ...
Why Linux?? The Learning Curve!! <ul><li>You will have to learn that: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You don't have to reboot your ...
Why Linux?? The Learning Curve!! <ul><li>You will have to learn that YOU are in control of your computing experience! </li...
Why Windows?? <ul><li>If You Absolutely MUST use Proprietary Software </li></ul><ul><li>If You Are A Hard Core Gamer </li>...
How Does The Linux Desktop Special Interest Group Operate? <ul><li>“Geek-Speak” not allowed </li></ul><ul><li>Point 'N' Cl...
Linux Desktop Special Interest Group Workshop Schedule <ul><ul><li>The First and Third Mondays of each month at 6 PM in th...
What Next?? Try Linux Without Touching Windows <ul><li>Try A Live CD </li></ul><ul><li>See One Of The Club Members For A F...
What's Next?? <ul><li>Install Linux And Keep Windows Too. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Install Linux “beside” Windows in a dual b...
Join Us Monday August 18 st  At 6 PM In The Linux Lab For The InstallFest
Questions Please!
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Why Linux

  1. 1. Welcome To The Cajun Clickers Computer Club Linux Desktop Special Interest Group <ul><li>The Future of Computing </li></ul>
  2. 2. Have You Ever Used Linux? <ul><li>Have You Ever Used a </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tivo? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cell Phone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Copy Machine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ATM Machine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Digital Assistant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GPS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Router or Wireless Access Point </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Done a Google Search </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Then You Have Used Linux!! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why Linux?? <ul><li>Forget About Viruses! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why Linux?? Cost, Or Lack Thereof!! <ul><li>You Won't Have To Pay For Your Operating System, or Application Software! </li></ul><ul><li>People have said “ Well, I Didn't Have to Pay For Windows either”! </li></ul><ul><li>Linux, and all of the tens of thousands of programs that are available for it, is FREE!!! And, free is good! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why Linux?? Protection!! <ul><li>Open Source Software, Of Which Linux Is A Part, Protects Your Computer! </li></ul><ul><li>Windows </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Viruses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trojans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spyware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>40 Minutes Average </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Linux File System </li></ul><ul><li>The Open Source Community Eyes </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why Linux?? Stability!! <ul><li>Blue Screen Of Death – Not In Linux </li></ul><ul><li>System Slow Downs – Not In Linux </li></ul><ul><li>Disk Fragmentation – Not In Linux </li></ul><ul><li>Frequent Reboots – Not In Linux </li></ul><ul><li>System Crashes - Seldom </li></ul>
  7. 7. Why Linux?? Updates!! <ul><li>Update your ENTIRE computer system in a single click. </li></ul><ul><li>No Reboot Required! </li></ul><ul><li>No EULA's To Have To Agree To! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Why Linux?? Add On Software Not Required!! <ul><li>After Your Operating System Is Installed, Why Should You Have To Install More “Stuff”? </li></ul><ul><li>You Can Also Throw Away Your Drivers Disks. </li></ul><ul><li>Once Linux Is Installed (About 20 Minutes), You Have A fully Functional Computer With Just About Every Software Package Imaginable Already Installed. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Why Linux?? Need Additional Software? <ul><li>Windows – Search The Web – Find The Site – Pay For It – Download It – Install It – Accept The EULA – Reboot The Computer – Use The Program </li></ul><ul><li>Or – Get In The Car – Drive To Store – Find Program – Buy It – Drive Home – Open The Pkg – Break The Seal – Insert CD – Start Installation – Agree to EULA – Reboot – Use The Program. </li></ul><ul><li>Linux – Open Add/Remove Applications – Search For The Program – Click Install – Use The Program! </li></ul>
  10. 10. Why Linux?? Need New Software?
  11. 11. Why Linux?? Use One Program For All IM's <ul><li>MSN </li></ul><ul><li>AIM </li></ul><ul><li>ICQ </li></ul><ul><li>IRC </li></ul><ul><li>JABBER </li></ul><ul><li>YAHOO </li></ul><ul><li>Gadu-Gadu </li></ul><ul><li>GroupWise </li></ul><ul><li>SMS </li></ul><ul><li>WinPopUp </li></ul>
  12. 12. Why Linux?? Give Your Older Hardware A New Life <ul><li>Windows requires newer, bigger, faster, more powerful, more expensive hardware! </li></ul><ul><li>Linux Runs On Anything From A 386 To The Latest 64 Bit Dual Core Processors </li></ul>
  13. 13. Why Linux?? Support!! <ul><li>Enjoy Free And Unlimited Support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Users Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local Communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki's </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IRC Chat Rooms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tutorials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ScreenCasts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mail Lists </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Why Linux?? Your Desktop, Your Way!! <ul><li>With Windows, What You See Is Pretty Much What You Get. </li></ul>
  15. 16. Why Linux?? Your Desktop, Your Way!! <ul><li>With Linux, You Can Make Your Desktop Look AND Behave Any Way That You Want It To Work! </li></ul>
  16. 17. Why Linux?? Your Desktop, Your Way!!
  17. 22. Why Linux?? <ul><li>Too Many Windows On Your Desktop? Use Workspaces! </li></ul>
  18. 23. Why Linux?? The Learning Curve!! <ul><li>You will have to learn: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Linux Ain't XP, But Then XP wasn't Win98, and Vista Isn't XP either. So, if you have to learn a new OS, why not learn one that you can live with for a LOOOOONG time. </li></ul></ul>
  19. 24. Why Linux?? The Learning Curve!! <ul><li>You will have to learn that: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You don't have to reboot your computer when you install software. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You don't need anyone's permission to add or remover hardware from your computer. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You don't need anyone's permission to install your operating system and/or software on a different computer or on additional computers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You don't need anyone's permission to store or play your media on your computer. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You will rarely need to agree to an EULA, and certainly not ones that are as restrictive as are required for closed source software. </li></ul></ul>
  20. 25. Why Linux?? The Learning Curve!! <ul><li>You will have to learn that YOU are in control of your computing experience! </li></ul>
  21. 26. Why Windows?? <ul><li>If You Absolutely MUST use Proprietary Software </li></ul><ul><li>If You Are A Hard Core Gamer </li></ul>
  22. 27. How Does The Linux Desktop Special Interest Group Operate? <ul><li>“Geek-Speak” not allowed </li></ul><ul><li>Point 'N' Click </li></ul><ul><li>Hands On Workshops in the Club Linux Lab </li></ul><ul><li>Frequent InstallFests </li></ul><ul><li>Twice Monthly Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>SIG Wiki - http://cccclinuxsig.pbwiki.com </li></ul><ul><li>SIG E-Mail List </li></ul><ul><li>1-On-1 Assistance </li></ul>
  23. 28. Linux Desktop Special Interest Group Workshop Schedule <ul><ul><li>The First and Third Mondays of each month at 6 PM in the Cajun Clickers Computer Club Linux Lab. Check the Club Calendar. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Linux Beginners SIG – The First Saturday Of Each Month at 9:30 AM in The Linux Lab </li></ul></ul>
  24. 29. What Next?? Try Linux Without Touching Windows <ul><li>Try A Live CD </li></ul><ul><li>See One Of The Club Members For A Free Disk. </li></ul>
  25. 30. What's Next?? <ul><li>Install Linux And Keep Windows Too. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Install Linux “beside” Windows in a dual boot senario. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Install Ubuntu Linux “inside” Windows using Wubi. This installs Ubuntu into a virtual machine and installs and uninstalls just like any other Windows program. </li></ul></ul>
  26. 31. Join Us Monday August 18 st At 6 PM In The Linux Lab For The InstallFest
  27. 32. Questions Please!

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