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Orv beach training chair southern california linux expo system administrator st jude medical

Orv Beach

Training Chair, Southern California Linux Expo

System Administrator, St. Jude Medical

You too can run Linux Everywhere!


Why is linux so popular
Why is Linux so Popular?

  • Highly-configurable

    • Components can be added or removed easily

  • Stable

    • Design makes for mostly crash-proof operation.


Why is linux so popular1
Why is Linux so Popular?

  • Secure

    • Design makes it hard to crack (“hack”)

  • And Free

    • All software shown here can be obtained with a free download




Where can you run linux2
Where can you run Linux?

  • A home server

    • Web server

    • File server

    • Media server

    • Etc etc etc

    • Hardware requirements are minimal


But wait there s more
But Wait! There's More!

  • Dedicated Firewall - ClearOS


But wait there s more1
But Wait! There's More!

  • Dedicated Firewall

  • Running on junk

  • Salvaged IBM ThinkCentre

    • 500 MB RAM (uses 200)

    • 36Gig disc (uses 1.6)

  • Additional NIC

  • Substantially higher throughput than a router


But wait there s more2
But Wait! There's More!

  • Dedicated Firewall - Smoothwall


But wait there s more3
But Wait! There's More!

  • Dedicated Firewall - M0n0wall


But wait there s more4
But Wait! There's More!

  • Dedicated Firewall - PfSense


But wait there s more5
But Wait! There's More!

  • Wireless Access Point (“Router)


But wait there s more6
But Wait! There's More!

  • Wireless Access Point (“Router)


But wait there s more7
But Wait! There's More!

  • NAS (Network Attached Storage)

    • Speaks Windows, Apple, Linux

    • Tons of nifty features


But wait there s more8
But Wait! There's More!

  • Smartphone replacement software

  • Latest kernel, tuned for efficiency

  • No crapware

  • Cyanogenmod – most popular

  • Many other “custom ROMs” available


But wait there s more9
But Wait! There's More!

  • MediaCenters - XBMC Live


But wait there s more10
But Wait! There's More!

  • MediaCenter - Mythbuntu


But wait there s more11
But Wait! There's More!

  • MediaCenter – Geexbox


But wait there s more12
But Wait! There's More!

  • Live CDs/DVDs/Thumb Drives

    • Bootable, special purpose Linux distributions


But wait there s more13
But Wait! There's More!

  • System Rescue-CD


Dban darik s boot and nuke prevents all known techniques of hard disk forensic analysis

DBAN - Darik's Boot and Nuke

“...prevents all known techniques of hard disk forensic analysis”

But Wait! There's More!


But wait there s more14
But Wait! There's More!

  • Gparted

  • Feature-packed partition editor

  • Create partition tables

  • Create, move, copy, resize, check, label, set new UUID, and delete partitions

  • Enable and disable partition flags, (e.g., boot or hidden)

  • Attempt data rescue from lost partitions


Where to get the goodies
Where to get the goodies!

  • ClearOS - http://www.clearfoundation.com/

  • PfSense - http://www.pfsense.org/

  • M0n0wall - http://m0n0.ch/wall/downloads.php

  • Smoothwall - http://www.smoothwall.org/

  • DD WRT - http://www.dd-wrt.com

  • OpenWRT - https://openwrt.org/

  • http://www.myopenrouter.com/ (Netgear specific)


Where to get the goodies1
Where to get the goodies!

  • SystemRescueCd - www.sysresccd.org/

  • Gparted - http://gparted.sourceforge.net/

  • DBAN - http://www.dban.org/

  • FreeNAS - http://www.freenas.org/


Where to get the goodies2
Where to get the goodies!

  • Cyanogenmod - http://www.cyanogenmod.org/

  • XBMC Live - http://xbmc.org/

  • Mythbuntu- http://www.mythbuntu.org/

  • Geexbox - http://www.geexbox.org/




For a refresher
For a Refresher...

  • This presentation available for download at:

  • www.orvsplace.net/temp/

  • Filename: apcug_05_04_13.pdf


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