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Linux Overload

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Introduction to Linux distributions and Ubuntu seminar presentation at DLSU

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Linux Overload

  1. 1. Linux Overload Running Computers the FOSS Way
  2. 2. Sections of This Presentation <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Linux Distributions </li></ul><ul><li>Ubuntu </li></ul>
  3. 3. Background What, When, Who, Where and Why
  4. 4. What is Linux? (&quot;Linus Unix&quot;) /li'nuks/ <ul><li>an open-source version of the UNIX operating system - wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn </li></ul><ul><li>computer operating system, named for Linux kernel, written 1991 by Linus Torvalds of Finland (who coined the word but did not choose it as the name). - dictionary.reference.com/browse/linux </li></ul><ul><li>The Linux kernel is an operating system kernel used by the Linux family of Unix-like operating systems. - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_(kernel) </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Linux Kernel
  6. 6. Where is Linux used? <ul><li>Servers </li></ul><ul><li>Desktops (and netbooks!) </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Devices </li></ul>
  7. 7. What's the point? Why Linux? <ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source </li></ul><ul><li>For a cause </li></ul><ul><li><insert personal reason here> </li></ul>
  8. 8. Linux Distributions Flavors of Linux-based Operating Systems
  9. 9. Linux Distribution <ul><li>Collection of a Linux kernel and a defined set of GNU tools and possibly proprietary software - os-drive.com/wiki/Terms </li></ul><ul><li>A Linux distribution (also called GNU/Linux distribution by some vendors and users) is a member of the family of Unix-like software distributions - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_distribution </li></ul>
  10. 10. Popular Distros
  11. 12. Desktop Environments <ul><li>In graphical computing, a desktop environment (DE) commonly refers to a style of graphical user interface (GUI) that is based on the desktop ... - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desktop_environment </li></ul><ul><li>A windows-based environment for users. The desktop environment is the sum of all the parts of your working environment. ... - docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/817-3848/glossary-1 </li></ul>
  12. 13. Popular Desktop Environments <ul><li>GNOME </li></ul><ul><li>KDE </li></ul><ul><li>Xfce </li></ul>
  13. 16. Ubuntu Linux for Human Beings
  14. 17. Ubuntu Ubuntu is a community developed and supported project. Since its launch in October 2004, Ubuntu has become one of the most highly regarded Linux distributions with millions of users around the world. Ubuntu will always be free to download, free to use and free to distribute to others . With these goals in mind, Ubuntu aims to be the most widely used Linux system, and is the centre of a global open source software ecosystem.
  15. 18. Why Ubuntu? <ul><li>Community support </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial support </li></ul><ul><li>Usability and Overall User Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable </li></ul><ul><li>Availability of software </li></ul>
  16. 19. Flavors of Ubuntu <ul><li>Ubuntu (GNOME) </li></ul><ul><li>Kubuntu (KDE) </li></ul><ul><li>Xubuntu (Xfce) </li></ul><ul><li>Ubuntu Netbook Remix </li></ul>
  17. 20. Ways to Get Ubuntu <ul><li>Request for a CD from Canonical </li></ul><ul><li>Request for a CD from Ubuntu Philippine Team </li></ul><ul><li>Download and Burn your own copy of Ubuntu </li></ul>
  18. 21. Ways to Run and Install Ubuntu <ul><li>Live CD </li></ul><ul><li>WUBI </li></ul><ul><li>Ubuntu on USB drive </li></ul>
  19. 22. Living with FOSS <ul><li>Be in touch with other Linux user s </li></ul><ul><li>Use compatible hardware </li></ul>
  20. 23. Installing Ubuntu with a Live CD

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