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  1. 1. What is Linux? Its Implication for Education
  2. 2. I am the real big man around here Linux was created by me!!!!!!
  3. 3. I created it as a hobby while I was a student began working on the program in 1991 but released the kernel in 1994 used C to write the program
  4. 4. Other features of Linux <ul><li>Unix-like </li></ul><ul><li>GNU General Public License </li></ul><ul><li>Free and Open Source </li></ul>
  5. 5. WOW <ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>So Linux is free </li></ul><ul><li>I do not have to spend my money. Its nice to get something free. </li></ul>
  6. 6. I am Mr. Tux, and I am free!
  7. 7. It’s free It’s free It’s free It’s free It’s free, it’s free, it’s free I don’t have to purchase it
  8. 8. <ul><li>That’s not really it, free in the </li></ul><ul><li>sense that with Linux you </li></ul><ul><li>can do whatever you want - </li></ul><ul><li>liberty </li></ul>Oh No
  9. 9. Liberty Liberty, not price
  10. 10. Oh, I see <ul><li>I can do anything with Linux </li></ul><ul><li>So are you concerned about protecting your idea/work. I mean that copyright thing </li></ul>
  11. 11. Copyright and technology <ul><li>In these times it is so easy to copy and distribute </li></ul><ul><li>things on the internet since there is no police </li></ul><ul><li>there. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>“ software should not have owners’. ( Murphie and Potts, 2003, p.71) </li></ul>Okay But I still believe that
  13. 13. However my work is protected by copyleft
  14. 14. Copyleft What is that ?
  15. 15. <ul><li>COPYLEFT </li></ul><ul><li>makes the software free and requires that </li></ul><ul><li>all modified and extended version of the </li></ul><ul><li>software is free as well. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Reminder <ul><li>Since the Linux source code is available </li></ul><ul><li>to all users. </li></ul><ul><li>It means you are at liberty to: </li></ul><ul><li>run the program </li></ul><ul><li>study how the program works </li></ul><ul><li>distribute copies </li></ul><ul><li>improve program, and release your improvement (and modified version in general) to the public, so that the whole community benefits </li></ul>
  17. 17. Linux encourages students to be <ul><li>Creative </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative </li></ul>
  18. 18. An activist speaks <ul><li>&quot;Education should be promoting the free exchange of ideas and sharing ideas“ </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;It's a case of demonstrating the value of peer review and the academic process of building things.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>David Mandel </li></ul>
  19. 19. Big savings for schools <ul><li>Did you know that Schools can save up to 75% of their budget by using Linux with open source productivity software </li></ul>
  20. 20. Benefits to schools <ul><li>Low cost </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Software - </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardware – </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Network friendly </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible </li></ul><ul><li>Compatible </li></ul><ul><li>Fast and easy installation </li></ul><ul><li>High security </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source </li></ul>
  21. 21. Disadvantages of using Linux <ul><li>Understanding – Requires alot of time and patience to learn to use </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative Programs – There are still some Windows programs for which there are no alternatives </li></ul><ul><li>No legal comeback if software does not suit you </li></ul>

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