Linux on the Desktop          The Last Frontier                Orv BeachTraining Chair, Southern California Linux ExpoLinu...
What is Linux?
What is Linux?Not just the operating system;
What is Linux?Not just the operating system;The Linux “distribution”
What is Linux?Not just the operating system;The Linux “distribution”   Operating System (kernel + drivers * )
What is Linux?Not just the operating system;The Linux “distribution”   Operating System (kernel + drivers * )   Utilities
What is Linux?Not just the operating system;The Linux “distribution”   Operating System (kernel + drivers * )   Utilities ...
What is Linux?Not just the operating system;The Linux “distribution”   Operating System (kernel + drivers * )   Utilities ...
What is Linux?Not just the operating system;The Linux “distribution”   Operating System (kernel + drivers * )   Utilities ...
What is Linux?Not just the operating system;The Linux “distribution”   Operating System (kernel + drivers * )   Utilities ...
Linux on your Desktop Computer
Linux on your Desktop Computer Stable
Linux on your Desktop Computer Stable          OS rarely crashes; apps crashes are rare
Linux on your Desktop Computer Stable          OS rarely crashes; apps crashes are rare Fast
Linux on your Desktop Computer Stable          OS rarely crashes; apps crashes are rare Fast          Run nicely on 3-4 ye...
Linux on your Desktop Computer Stable          OS rarely crashes; apps crashes are rare Fast          Run nicely on 3-4 ye...
Linux on your Desktop Computer Stable          OS rarely crashes; apps crashes are rare Fast          Run nicely on 3-4 ye...
Linux on your Desktop Computer Stable          OS rarely crashes; apps crashes are rare Fast          Run nicely on 3-4 ye...
Linux on your Desktop Computer Stable          OS rarely crashes; apps crashes are rare Fast          Run nicely on 3-4 ye...
Linux on your Desktop Computer Easy to install & use / not hard to manage
Linux on your Desktop Computer Easy to install & use / not hard to manage        “Mousey-clicky” User Interface
Linux on your Desktop Computer Easy to install & use / not hard to manage        “Mousey-clicky” User Interface        GUI...
Linux on your Desktop Computer Easy to install & use / not hard to manage        “Mousey-clicky” User Interface        GUI...
Linux on your Desktop Computer Easy to install & use / not hard to manage        “Mousey-clicky” User Interface        GUI...
Linux on your Desktop Computer Easy to install & use / not hard to manage        “Mousey-clicky” User Interface        GUI...
Linux on your Desktop Computer Easy to install & use / not hard to manage        “Mousey-clicky” User Interface        GUI...
What are the differentLinux Desktop GUIs?
What are the different     Linux Desktop GUIs?Known as “DE”s (Desktop Environments)
What are the different     Linux Desktop GUIs?Known as “DE”s (Desktop Environments)Kitchen Sink* DEs
What are the different     Linux Desktop GUIs?Known as “DE”s (Desktop Environments)Kitchen Sink* DEs      GNOME
What are the different     Linux Desktop GUIs?Known as “DE”s (Desktop Environments)Kitchen Sink* DEs      GNOME      Unity**
What are the different     Linux Desktop GUIs?Known as “DE”s (Desktop Environments)Kitchen Sink* DEs      GNOME      Unity...
What are the different     Linux Desktop GUIs?Known as “DE”s (Desktop Environments)Kitchen Sink* DEs      GNOME      Unity...
What are the different     Linux Desktop GUIs?Known as “DE”s (Desktop Environments)Kitchen Sink* DEs      GNOME      Unity...
What are the different     Linux Desktop GUIs?Known as “DE”s (Desktop Environments)Kitchen Sink* DEs      GNOME      Unity...
Linux on your Desktop Computer
Linux on your Desktop Computer
Linux on your Desktop Computer
What are the differences between      Linux Distributions??
What are the differences between      Linux Distributions??Like cars – 95% the same...
What are the differences between      Linux Distributions??Like cars – 95% the same...Like cars – different types for diff...
What are the differences between      Linux Distributions??Like cars – 95% the same...Like cars – different types for diff...
What are the differences between      Linux Distributions??Like cars – 95% the same...Like cars – different types for diff...
What are the differences between      Linux Distributions??Like cars – 95% the same...Like cars – different types for diff...
What are the differences between      Linux Distributions??Like cars – 95% the same...Like cars – different types for diff...
What are the differences between      Linux Distributions??Like cars – 95% the same...Like cars – different types for diff...
What are the differences between      Linux Distributions??Like cars – 95% the same...Like cars – different types for diff...
What are the differences between      Linux Distributions??Like cars – 95% the same...Like cars – different types for diff...
What are the differences between Linux Desktop Distributions??
What are the differences between Linux Desktop Distributions?? Beginners (easy to use)
What are the differences between Linux Desktop Distributions?? Beginners (easy to use)        Ubuntu / Kubuntu
What are the differences between Linux Desktop Distributions?? Beginners (easy to use)        Ubuntu / Kubuntu Polished
What are the differences between Linux Desktop Distributions?? Beginners (easy to use)        Ubuntu / Kubuntu Polished   ...
What are the differences between Linux Desktop Distributions?? Beginners (easy to use)         Ubuntu / Kubuntu Polished  ...
What are the differences between Linux Desktop Distributions?? Beginners (easy to use)         Ubuntu / Kubuntu Polished  ...
What are the differences between Linux Desktop Distributions?? Beginners (easy to use)         Ubuntu / Kubuntu Polished  ...
What are the differences between Linux Desktop Distributions?? Beginners (easy to use)         Ubuntu / Kubuntu Polished  ...
What are the differences between Linux Desktop Distributions?? Beginners (easy to use)         Ubuntu / Kubuntu Polished  ...
What are the differences between Linux Desktop Distributions?? Beginners (easy to use)         Ubuntu / Kubuntu Polished  ...
Im Interested!But how do I get started??
Put Linux on a Computer!
Put Linux on a Computer!      Install it yourself
Put Linux on a Computer!                Install it yourselfMuch easier than installing Windows
Put Linux on a Computer!                 Install it yourselfMuch easier than installing WindowsCan be installed as the onl...
Put Linux on a Computer!                 Install it yourselfMuch easier than installing WindowsCan be installed as the onl...
Put Linux on a Computer!                 Install it yourselfMuch easier than installing WindowsCan be installed as the onl...
Where do I get Linux?   Ubuntu Linux: http://www.ubuntu.com/   Kubuntu Linux: http://www.kubuntu.org/   OpenSUSE Linux:   ...
For More Info:http://orvsplace.net/temp/Linux_Handout.pdf
Questions?Comments?
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  • Operating system – kernel & drivers All drivers provided! Highly portable – if it has a CPU and a C compiler available, Linux can probably run on it. GPL -
  • Operating system – kernel & drivers All drivers provided! Highly portable – if it has a CPU and a C compiler available, Linux can probably run on it. GPL -
  • Operating system – kernel & drivers All drivers provided! Highly portable – if it has a CPU and a C compiler available, Linux can probably run on it. GPL -
  • Operating system – kernel & drivers All drivers provided! Highly portable – if it has a CPU and a C compiler available, Linux can probably run on it. GPL -
  • Operating system – kernel & drivers All drivers provided! Highly portable – if it has a CPU and a C compiler available, Linux can probably run on it. GPL -
  • Operating system – kernel & drivers All drivers provided! Highly portable – if it has a CPU and a C compiler available, Linux can probably run on it. GPL -
  • Operating system – kernel & drivers All drivers provided! Highly portable – if it has a CPU and a C compiler available, Linux can probably run on it. GPL -
  • Operating system – kernel & drivers All drivers provided! Highly portable – if it has a CPU and a C compiler available, Linux can probably run on it. GPL -
  • Operating system – kernel & drivers All drivers provided! Highly portable – if it has a CPU and a C compiler available, Linux can probably run on it. GPL -
  • Mousey-clicky – KDE & GNOME two most popular GUIs Explain repository. Apple liked the idea so much they used it – they call it the App Store
  • Mousey-clicky – KDE & GNOME two most popular GUIs Explain repository. Apple liked the idea so much they used it – they call it the App Store
  • Mousey-clicky – KDE & GNOME two most popular GUIs Explain repository. Apple liked the idea so much they used it – they call it the App Store
  • Mousey-clicky – KDE & GNOME two most popular GUIs Explain repository. Apple liked the idea so much they used it – they call it the App Store
  • Mousey-clicky – KDE & GNOME two most popular GUIs Explain repository. Apple liked the idea so much they used it – they call it the App Store
  • Mousey-clicky – KDE & GNOME two most popular GUIs Explain repository. Apple liked the idea so much they used it – they call it the App Store
  • Mousey-clicky – KDE & GNOME two most popular GUIs Explain repository. Apple liked the idea so much they used it – they call it the App Store
  • Mousey-clicky – KDE & GNOME two most popular GUIs Explain repository. Apple liked the idea so much they used it – they call it the App Store
  • Mousey-clicky – KDE & GNOME two most popular GUIs Explain repository. Apple liked the idea so much they used it – they call it the App Store
  • Mousey-clicky – KDE & GNOME two most popular GUIs Explain repository. Apple liked the idea so much they used it – they call it the App Store
  • Mousey-clicky – KDE & GNOME two most popular GUIs Explain repository. Apple liked the idea so much they used it – they call it the App Store
  • Mousey-clicky – KDE & GNOME two most popular GUIs Explain repository. Apple liked the idea so much they used it – they call it the App Store
  • Mousey-clicky – KDE & GNOME two most popular GUIs Explain repository. Apple liked the idea so much they used it – they call it the App Store
  • Mousey-clicky – KDE & GNOME two most popular GUIs Explain repository. Apple liked the idea so much they used it – they call it the App Store
  • Mousey-clicky – KDE & GNOME two most popular GUIs Explain repository. Apple liked the idea so much they used it – they call it the App Store
  • Mousey-clicky – KDE & GNOME two most popular GUIs Explain repository. Apple liked the idea so much they used it – they call it the App Store
  • Mousey-clicky – KDE & GNOME two most popular GUIs Explain repository. Apple liked the idea so much they used it – they call it the App Store
  • Mousey-clicky – KDE & GNOME two most popular GUIs Explain repository. Apple liked the idea so much they used it – they call it the App Store
  • Mousey-clicky – KDE & GNOME two most popular GUIs Explain repository. Apple liked the idea so much they used it – they call it the App Store
  • You can buy Linux pre-installed on a computer, but you have to shop around a bit.
  • You can buy Linux pre-installed on a computer, but you have to shop around a bit.
  • You can buy Linux pre-installed on a computer, but you have to shop around a bit.
  • You can buy Linux pre-installed on a computer, but you have to shop around a bit.
  • You can buy Linux pre-installed on a computer, but you have to shop around a bit.
  • You can buy Linux pre-installed on a computer, but you have to shop around a bit.
  • Apcug 8 04_2012_v3

    1. 1. Linux on the Desktop The Last Frontier Orv BeachTraining Chair, Southern California Linux ExpoLinux System Administrator, St. Jude Medical
    2. 2. What is Linux?
    3. 3. What is Linux?Not just the operating system;
    4. 4. What is Linux?Not just the operating system;The Linux “distribution”
    5. 5. What is Linux?Not just the operating system;The Linux “distribution” Operating System (kernel + drivers * )
    6. 6. What is Linux?Not just the operating system;The Linux “distribution” Operating System (kernel + drivers * ) Utilities
    7. 7. What is Linux?Not just the operating system;The Linux “distribution” Operating System (kernel + drivers * ) Utilities GUI (Graphical User Interface)
    8. 8. What is Linux?Not just the operating system;The Linux “distribution” Operating System (kernel + drivers * ) Utilities GUI (Graphical User Interface) Applications – tons!
    9. 9. What is Linux?Not just the operating system;The Linux “distribution” Operating System (kernel + drivers * ) Utilities GUI (Graphical User Interface) Applications – tons! On a DVD
    10. 10. What is Linux?Not just the operating system;The Linux “distribution” Operating System (kernel + drivers * ) Utilities GUI (Graphical User Interface) Applications – tons! On a DVD No licensing required or fees necessary (licensed under GPL)
    11. 11. Linux on your Desktop Computer
    12. 12. Linux on your Desktop Computer Stable
    13. 13. Linux on your Desktop Computer Stable OS rarely crashes; apps crashes are rare
    14. 14. Linux on your Desktop Computer Stable OS rarely crashes; apps crashes are rare Fast
    15. 15. Linux on your Desktop Computer Stable OS rarely crashes; apps crashes are rare Fast Run nicely on 3-4 year old hardware*
    16. 16. Linux on your Desktop Computer Stable OS rarely crashes; apps crashes are rare Fast Run nicely on 3-4 year old hardware* Needs at least 1 Gigabyte of RAM
    17. 17. Linux on your Desktop Computer Stable OS rarely crashes; apps crashes are rare Fast Run nicely on 3-4 year old hardware* Needs at least 1 Gigabyte of RAM Secure
    18. 18. Linux on your Desktop Computer Stable OS rarely crashes; apps crashes are rare Fast Run nicely on 3-4 year old hardware* Needs at least 1 Gigabyte of RAM Secure No viruses; little malware
    19. 19. Linux on your Desktop Computer Stable OS rarely crashes; apps crashes are rare Fast Run nicely on 3-4 year old hardware* Needs at least 1 Gigabyte of RAM Secure No viruses; little malware Fun!
    20. 20. Linux on your Desktop Computer Easy to install & use / not hard to manage
    21. 21. Linux on your Desktop Computer Easy to install & use / not hard to manage “Mousey-clicky” User Interface
    22. 22. Linux on your Desktop Computer Easy to install & use / not hard to manage “Mousey-clicky” User Interface GUI “package manager”
    23. 23. Linux on your Desktop Computer Easy to install & use / not hard to manage “Mousey-clicky” User Interface GUI “package manager” Tons o apps
    24. 24. Linux on your Desktop Computer Easy to install & use / not hard to manage “Mousey-clicky” User Interface GUI “package manager” Tons o apps Lots on DVD; way more in “repository”
    25. 25. Linux on your Desktop Computer Easy to install & use / not hard to manage “Mousey-clicky” User Interface GUI “package manager” Tons o apps Lots on DVD; way more in “repository” Approximately 13,000 in Fedora repository
    26. 26. Linux on your Desktop Computer Easy to install & use / not hard to manage “Mousey-clicky” User Interface GUI “package manager” Tons o apps Lots on DVD; way more in “repository” Approximately 13,000 in Fedora repository
    27. 27. What are the differentLinux Desktop GUIs?
    28. 28. What are the different Linux Desktop GUIs?Known as “DE”s (Desktop Environments)
    29. 29. What are the different Linux Desktop GUIs?Known as “DE”s (Desktop Environments)Kitchen Sink* DEs
    30. 30. What are the different Linux Desktop GUIs?Known as “DE”s (Desktop Environments)Kitchen Sink* DEs GNOME
    31. 31. What are the different Linux Desktop GUIs?Known as “DE”s (Desktop Environments)Kitchen Sink* DEs GNOME Unity**
    32. 32. What are the different Linux Desktop GUIs?Known as “DE”s (Desktop Environments)Kitchen Sink* DEs GNOME Unity** KDE Software Collection
    33. 33. What are the different Linux Desktop GUIs?Known as “DE”s (Desktop Environments)Kitchen Sink* DEs GNOME Unity** KDE Software CollectionLightweight DEs
    34. 34. What are the different Linux Desktop GUIs?Known as “DE”s (Desktop Environments)Kitchen Sink* DEs GNOME Unity** KDE Software CollectionLightweight DEs LXDE
    35. 35. What are the different Linux Desktop GUIs?Known as “DE”s (Desktop Environments)Kitchen Sink* DEs GNOME Unity** KDE Software CollectionLightweight DEs LXDE XFCE
    36. 36. Linux on your Desktop Computer
    37. 37. Linux on your Desktop Computer
    38. 38. Linux on your Desktop Computer
    39. 39. What are the differences between Linux Distributions??
    40. 40. What are the differences between Linux Distributions??Like cars – 95% the same...
    41. 41. What are the differences between Linux Distributions??Like cars – 95% the same...Like cars – different types for different purposes
    42. 42. What are the differences between Linux Distributions??Like cars – 95% the same...Like cars – different types for different purposes Desktop Linux
    43. 43. What are the differences between Linux Distributions??Like cars – 95% the same...Like cars – different types for different purposes Desktop Linux Server Distributions
    44. 44. What are the differences between Linux Distributions??Like cars – 95% the same...Like cars – different types for different purposes Desktop Linux Server Distributions Firewall Distributions
    45. 45. What are the differences between Linux Distributions??Like cars – 95% the same...Like cars – different types for different purposes Desktop Linux Server Distributions Firewall Distributions Images for Wireless Routers
    46. 46. What are the differences between Linux Distributions??Like cars – 95% the same...Like cars – different types for different purposes Desktop Linux Server Distributions Firewall Distributions Images for Wireless Routers Multimedia / Home Theater Distributions
    47. 47. What are the differences between Linux Distributions??Like cars – 95% the same...Like cars – different types for different purposes Desktop Linux Server Distributions Firewall Distributions Images for Wireless Routers Multimedia / Home Theater Distributions Utility / Rescue (Live CDs)
    48. 48. What are the differences between Linux Distributions??Like cars – 95% the same...Like cars – different types for different purposes Desktop Linux Server Distributions Firewall Distributions Images for Wireless Routers Multimedia / Home Theater Distributions Utility / Rescue (Live CDs) Etc, etc, etc...
    49. 49. What are the differences between Linux Desktop Distributions??
    50. 50. What are the differences between Linux Desktop Distributions?? Beginners (easy to use)
    51. 51. What are the differences between Linux Desktop Distributions?? Beginners (easy to use) Ubuntu / Kubuntu
    52. 52. What are the differences between Linux Desktop Distributions?? Beginners (easy to use) Ubuntu / Kubuntu Polished
    53. 53. What are the differences between Linux Desktop Distributions?? Beginners (easy to use) Ubuntu / Kubuntu Polished OpenSuse
    54. 54. What are the differences between Linux Desktop Distributions?? Beginners (easy to use) Ubuntu / Kubuntu Polished OpenSuse Ultraconservative
    55. 55. What are the differences between Linux Desktop Distributions?? Beginners (easy to use) Ubuntu / Kubuntu Polished OpenSuse Ultraconservative Debian
    56. 56. What are the differences between Linux Desktop Distributions?? Beginners (easy to use) Ubuntu / Kubuntu Polished OpenSuse Ultraconservative Debian Bleeding Edge*
    57. 57. What are the differences between Linux Desktop Distributions?? Beginners (easy to use) Ubuntu / Kubuntu Polished OpenSuse Ultraconservative Debian Bleeding Edge* Fedora
    58. 58. What are the differences between Linux Desktop Distributions?? Beginners (easy to use) Ubuntu / Kubuntu Polished OpenSuse Ultraconservative Debian Bleeding Edge* Fedora Many, many others
    59. 59. What are the differences between Linux Desktop Distributions?? Beginners (easy to use) Ubuntu / Kubuntu Polished OpenSuse Ultraconservative Debian Bleeding Edge* Fedora Many, many others Distrowatch.com
    60. 60. Im Interested!But how do I get started??
    61. 61. Put Linux on a Computer!
    62. 62. Put Linux on a Computer! Install it yourself
    63. 63. Put Linux on a Computer! Install it yourselfMuch easier than installing Windows
    64. 64. Put Linux on a Computer! Install it yourselfMuch easier than installing WindowsCan be installed as the only operating system
    65. 65. Put Linux on a Computer! Install it yourselfMuch easier than installing WindowsCan be installed as the only operating systemOr dual-booted with Windows
    66. 66. Put Linux on a Computer! Install it yourselfMuch easier than installing WindowsCan be installed as the only operating systemOr dual-booted with WindowsOr try out a Live CD
    67. 67. Where do I get Linux? Ubuntu Linux: http://www.ubuntu.com/ Kubuntu Linux: http://www.kubuntu.org/ OpenSUSE Linux: http://www.opensuse.org/en/ Fedora Linux: http://fedoraproject.org
    68. 68. For More Info:http://orvsplace.net/temp/Linux_Handout.pdf
    69. 69. Questions?Comments?

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