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Orv Beach Training Chair, Southern California Linux Expo System Administrator, St. Jude Medical * = ask me about it. Linux: Winning pretty much everything. Desktop Prediction by Carla Schroder. Linux on the desktop? No - Android on the desktop! Android logo is cute and friendly

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Orv Beach

Training Chair, Southern California Linux Expo

System Administrator, St. Jude Medical

* = ask me about it

Linux: Winning pretty much everything
desktop prediction by carla schroder
Desktop Predictionby Carla Schroder
  • Linux on the desktop?
    • No - Android on the desktop!
      • Android logo is cute and friendly
      • Open architecture means actual competition
      • Thousands of apps to choose from
      • Users already know how to use it
where is it used u s entities using linux
Indiana Schools

Google, IBM, Cisco Facebook, Yahoo, Amazon, Wikipedia, etc., etc.

Panasonic

Virgin America

ConocoPhillips

Tommy Hilfiger

ISS OpNet

Where is it used?U.S. Entities using Linux
  • Department of Defense
  • Navy Submarine Fleet
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • U.S. Postal Service
  • Federal Courts
  • Garden Grove, California
  • Largo, Florida
  • New York Stock Exchange
  • Burlington Coat Factory*
but where else other entities using linux
Munich, Germany

Spain

French Parliament

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

Pakistani Schools & Colleges

Cuba

Government of Mexico City

But where else?Other Entities using Linux
  • Czech Post
  • Switzerland Schools
  • Russian Schools
  • Republic of Georgia
  • German Universities
  • Bolzano, Italy
  • Kerela, India
  • The Philippines
  • Peugeot, Toyota
linux on the desktop
Linux on the Desktop
  • Many different varieties – just like cars
  • Like cars – 95% the same...
  • Biggest differences:
    • User Interface (that mousey-clicky thing on the screen)
    • Package Management (can also be mousey-clicky)
the linux desktop s the graphical user interface gui
The Linux Desktop(s)The Graphical User Interface (GUI)
  • Windows*
  • GNOME (originally GNU Network Object Model Environment)
  • Unity (only on Ubuntu, by Canonical)
  • Plasma (aka KDE - “KDE SC”)
  • LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment)
  • Etc, etc, etc, etc...
the stack
The STACK!

Applications (text)

Other binary stuff

(drivers, utils, etc.)

Kernel

the stack1
The STACK!

X-Windows

Applications (text)

Other binary stuff

(drivers, utils, etc.)

Kernel

the stack2
The STACK!

User Interface (GNOME)

X-Windows

Applications (text)

Other binary stuff

(drivers, utils, etc.)

Kernel

the stack3
The STACK!

User Interface (Unity)

X-Windows

Applications (text)

Other binary stuff

(drivers, utils, etc.)

Kernel

the stack4
The STACK!

User Interface (Plasma)

X-Windows

Applications (text)

Other binary stuff

(drivers, utils, etc.)

Kernel

the stack5
The STACK!

User Interface (LXDE)

X-Windows

Applications (text)

Other binary stuff

(drivers, utils, etc.)

Kernel

but wait there s more
But Wait! There\'s More!
  • Home Servers (I.e, old computer running Linux)
    • Media servers
    • File servers / shares
    • Etc.
but wait there s more1
But Wait! There\'s More!
  • NAS (Network Attached Storage)
    • Speaks Windows, Apple, Linux
    • Tons of nifty features
but wait there s more2
But Wait! There\'s More!

FreeNAS (Network Attached Storage)

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

FreeNAS (Network Attached Storage)

but wait there s more4
But Wait! There\'s More!
  • Wireless Access Point* (“Router)
but wait there s more5
But Wait! There\'s More!
  • Wireless Access Point (“Router)
but wait there s more6
But Wait! There\'s More!
  • System Rescue CDs
but wait there s more system rescue cds
But Wait! There\'s More!System Rescue CDs
  • Live (bootable) CD
  • GUI or command line
  • Includes Windows A/V!
but wait there s more7
But Wait! There\'s More!
  • Gparted (Available on Knoppix live CD)
  • Feature-packed partition editor (like Partition Magic)
  • Create, move, copy, resize, check, label, and delete partitions (including GPT)
  • Attempt data rescue from lost partitions
but wait there s more8
But Wait! There\'s More!
  • MediaCenter - Mythbuntu
but wait there s more9
But Wait! There\'s More!
  • MediaCenter – Geexbox
but wait there s more10
But Wait! There\'s More!
  • MediaCenter - XBMC Live
but wait there s more11
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 more open source software
Home Automation (Google just bought Nest!)But Wait! There\'s More!Open Source Software! *
  • Office suites Libreoffice!
  • Video editors OpenShot, KDEnlive & Blender
  • Image editors digiKam & Shotwell
  • Sound editors Audacity, Sweep & Jokosher
  • Browsers Firefox, Chrome*, & Opera* Konqueror
  • Etc, etc, etc.
where to get the goodies
Where to get the goodies!
  • Dedicated Firewalls
    • ClearOS - http://www.clearfoundation.com/
    • PfSense - http://www.pfsense.org/
    • M0n0wall - http://m0n0.ch/wall/downloads.php
    • Smoothwall - http://www.smoothwall.org/
where to get the goodies1
Where to get the goodies!
  • Wireless Aps / Routers
    • DD WRT - http://www.dd-wrt.com
    • OpenWRT - https://openwrt.org/
    • http://www.myopenrouter.com/ (Netgear specific)
  • Media Centers
    • XBMC Live - http://xbmc.org/
    • Mythbuntu- http://www.mythbuntu.org/
    • Geexbox - http://www.geexbox.org/
  • NAS - http://www.freenas.org/
where to get the goodies2
Where to get the goodies!
  • Linux distributions
    • Ubuntu – ubuntu.com
    • Fedora – Fedoraproject.org
    • LXLE – Lightweight distro: http://lxle.net/
    • Korora - https://kororaproject.org/
    • Knoppix - http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/index-en.html
  • Cyanogenmod - http://www.cyanogenmod.org/
for reference
For reference:
  • This presentation available
  • as PDF and Powerpoint
  • for download at:
  • www.orvsplace.net/temp/
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