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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


But where else supercomputers 482 500
But where else?Supercomputers (482 / 500)










And desktops the last frontier
..and Desktops(the last frontier...)


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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