GNU/Linux & OpenSource

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  1. 1. Seminar Before Weekend
    • Topic : GNU/Linux & Open Source
    • Time : Friday 13.07.2007 , 18:00
    • Venue : International Student Plaza,
    • 2nd Floor ofNo.1 Building
    • Presenter : Aydn Tark Zengin
  2. 2. Contents
    • What is GNU?
    • GNU History and Philosophy
    • What did Stallman do?
    • What is Linux?
    • Advantages of GNU/Linux
    • Platforms
    • Some Interesting Features of GNU/Linux
  3. 3. What is GNU? Pronunciation : (Guh-noo) , not G.N.U. Free Operating System Conception GNU = Freedom
    • It promises;
    • The freedom to run the program
    • The freedom to study how the program works
    • The freedom to redistribute copies
    • The freedom to improve the program
  4. 4. GNU History
    • Richard Stallman
    • GNU Free Software Foundation
    • MIT AI Lab
    • 1980 : Challenge with Xerox
    • 1983, GNU Project
      • Shared his ideas with the world.
  5. 5. What did Stallman do?
    • "Free software is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the concept, you should think of "free speech", not "free beer."
    • GPL - GNU General Public License
      • Mechanism to protect the modification & redistribution
      • http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html
    • CopyLeft
      • Methodfor making free
      • http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/
  6. 6. What is Linux?
    • The Kernel
    • Linus Torvalds, 1991
    • Publicly available under GNU GPL
    • GNU/Linux! and not just ''Linux''
    • The big problem :
      • How can we pronounce it?
  7. 7. Advantages of GNU/Linux
    • Low Cost
    • Stability
      • No need to reboot, no Freeze Up, no Slow Down
    • Performance
      • Benchmark leader
    • Network Friendliness
    • Flexibility
    • Modular Design
      • Like a puzzle
    • Multitasking
      • Handle large numbers of users
    • Security
      • User Permissions, Administration, No virus danger
    • Open Source
    • Funny :)
  8. 9. Platforms X86 PowerPC Sparc MIPS MIPS64 ARM Alpha Atmel AVR Some of the Platforms that GNU/Linux supports
  9. 10. Some Interesting Features
    • No need to reboot
    • Hundreds of days uptimes
    • No BSOD
    • No need to do defragmentation
    • No need to use Antivirus & Firewall
  10. 11. Commercial Support
  11. 12. Discussion Thank you very much. Stallman & Torvalds present us free equivalents. So, why do you pay hundreds of dollars for the others?