Is Linux a better desktop operating system than Microsoft Windows
Pre-University Paper from the year 2015 in the subject Computer Science - Software, , language: English, abstract: When we hear the name „Linux“ we usually think about an operating system for nerds and other people with too much free time. Well, that's only partially true since Linux itself isn't an operating system. Linux is a core for operating systems which are built around it. The history of Linux dates back to the early nineties when Linus Torvalds, a student of computer science and a member of the Swedish minority of Finland started to write his own little operating system core just for fun. Later he mentioned this operating system core on a newsgroup and he also added the possibility of releasing it under the GPL – eventually he did so. This paper examines and compares technical aspects as well as everyday use and of Linux and Microsoft Windows.
Windows to Linux Business Desktop Migration
Over the last four years, Linux has established itself as the fastest growing server platform for enterprise Information Technology. As the server platform grows the desktop platform is also growing, domestically and abroad. One of the areas most lacking information, however, is in the capability of Linux as a desktop replacement for a Microsoft Windows dominated enterprise. Linux Business Desktop Migration for Windows Users explores the advantages of Linux as a desktop platform as well as the possible pitfalls associated with a Linux migration. The goal is to make the leap with as little disruption as possible and realize tangible benefits in the end. In order to make this possible, the book focuses on four main points: Teaching the factors involved in a Windows to Linux migration, including how to form an overall IT strategy for a company with an established Windows user base; Explaining data migration and how to move data from a Windows installation (Office documents, address books, etc.) to a Linux desktop; Improving the existing application migration from Windows to Linux; and Providing end user instruction, including tactics to get the most of the Linux desktop with consideration given to users? existing Windows knowledge. Unlike other books on the topic, Linux Business Desktop Migration for Windows Users discusses both the strategy of why Windows users would use Linux and how to actually use the Linux operating system, providing a complete beginning to end guide for moving your business over to Linux.
Mastering Information Technology for CXC CSEC CAPE
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Explains how to understand and use Linux, covering installation, system administration, configuring desktops, and networking, along with topics such as the GNOME desktop, security, package management, and sound configuration.
New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2011 Introductory
Get Synched! Learning happens when students and instructors effectively connect and communicate. NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2011 makes it possible. Creating a fully integrated and interactive teaching and learning environment, NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2011 consists of a printed book, companion Web site, media rich BookOnCD, and WebTrack assessment. Students and Instructors work in sync to explore, understand, and apply computer technology in everyday life. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Beginning Ubuntu Linux
This sixth edition of Beginning Ubuntu Linux introduces all of us—newbies, power users and system administrators—to the Natty Narwhal Ubuntu release. Based on the bestselling fifth edition, this edition introduces the new Unity interface while not neglecting the finely-tuned administration techniques for new users present in previous editions. Whether you aim to use it in the home or in the office, you’ll be introduced to the complete world of Ubuntu Linux, from simple word processing to using cloud services. You’ll learn how to control the Ubuntu system which you just installed as you are guided through common tasks, such as configuring the system's graphical user interface, listening to audio CDs and MP3s, producing documents, using VoIP and chat, and of course, general system maintenance. Emilio also introduces the improved software center and Ubuntu's multitouch capabilities. This book supplies a series of comprehensive tutorials on Ubuntu administration and security—essential for any Ubuntu user—while not neglecting matters pertaining to office applications and the Cloud. What you’ll learn Use Ubuntu as a daily desktop on your laptop or PC Complete office tasks, such as creating Microsoft Office-compatible documents and spreadsheets, using e-mail, and managing contacts Listen to MP3s, manage pictures and CDs, and watch movies using a user-friendly Linux desktop Configure Ubuntu's printer- and file-sharing features to share resources seamlessly with other computers on your network Configure and use Ubuntu's multitouch capabilities Administer and secure your Ubuntu machine Who this book is for Everyone interested in or already using Ubuntu—no exceptions. Table of Contents Meet Ubuntu Linux GNU "slash" Linux Pre-installation Steps Installing Ubuntu Solving Installation Problems Booting Ubuntu for the First Time Getting Everything Up and Running How to Secure Your Computer Personalizing Ubuntu: Getting Everything Just Right Managing Your Data A World of Applications Working with Text Files Making the Move to OpenOffice.org Communicating with Others Social Networks and Cloud Computing Digital Audio Movies and Multimedia Digital Photos Playing Games Installing and Removing Software Understanding Linux Users and File Permissions Optimizing Your System Backing Up Data Scheduling Tasks Accessing Computers Remotely Taking Control of the System Appendix 1: Introducing the BASH Shell Appendix 2: Glossary of Linux Terms Appendix 3: Getting Further Help Appendix 4: Exploring the Digital Download and Other Ubuntu Versions
New Perspectives on Computer Concepts Introductory
Engage, excite and enlighten your students with New Perspectives on Computer Concepts, Eleventh Edition. This book has been completely updated to provide your students with the latest, most in-depth information on computer concepts and their application today's world. The Eleventh Edition provides the most current information on computers, software, the Internet, and emerging issues and technologies. Its unique method transforms learning concepts into an approachable, hands-on experience that appeals to everyone, from the computer novice to the computer savvy learner. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
New Perspectives on Computer Concepts Brief
Engage, excite and enlighten your students with New Perspectives on Computer Concepts, Eleventh Edition. This book has been completely updated to provide your students with the latest, most in-depth information on computer concepts and their application today's world. The Eleventh Edition provides the most current information on computers, software, the Internet, and emerging issues and technologies. Its unique method transforms learning concepts into an approachable, hands-on experience that appeals to anyone, from the computer novice to the computer savvy learner. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Raspberry Pi Projects
Learn to build software and hardware projects featuring the Raspberry Pi! Congratulations on becoming a proud owner of a Raspberry Pi! Following primers on getting your Pi up and running and programming with Python, the authors walk you through 16 fun projects of increasing sophistication that let you develop your Raspberry Pi skills. Among other things you will: Write simple programs, including a tic-tac-toe game Re-create vintage games similar to Pong and Pac-Man Construct a networked alarm system with door sensors and webcams Build Pi-controlled gadgets including a slot car racetrack and a door lock Create a reaction timer and an electronic harmonograph Construct a Facebook-enabled Etch A Sketch-type gadget and a Twittering toy Raspberry Pi Projects is an excellent way to dig deeper into the capabilities of the Pi and to have great fun while doing it.
How Linux Works 2nd Edition
Unlike some operating systems, Linux doesn’t try to hide the important bits from you—it gives you full control of your computer. But to truly master Linux, you need to understand its internals, like how the system boots, how networking works, and what the kernel actually does. In this completely revised second edition of the perennial best seller How Linux Works, author Brian Ward makes the concepts behind Linux internals accessible to anyone curious about the inner workings of the operating system. Inside, you’ll find the kind of knowledge that normally comes from years of experience doing things the hard way. You’ll learn: * How Linux boots, from boot loaders to init implementations (systemd, Upstart, and System V) * How the kernel manages devices, device drivers, and processes * How networking, interfaces, firewalls, and servers work * How development tools work and relate to shared libraries * How to write effective shell scripts You’ll also explore the kernel and examine key system tasks inside user space, including system calls, input and output, and filesystems. With its combination of background, theory, real-world examples, and patient explanations, How Linux Works will teach you what you need to know to solve pesky problems and take control of your operating system.