Is Linux a better desktop operating system than Microsoft Windows

Titre : Is Linux a better desktop operating system than Microsoft Windows
Auteur : David Ratajczak
Éditeur : GRIN Verlag
ISBN-13 : 9783656903512
Libération : 2015-02-23

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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.

Running Linux

Titre : Running Linux
Auteur : Matt Welsh
Éditeur : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN-13 : 0596002726
Libération : 2003-01

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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.

Windows to Linux Business Desktop Migration

Titre : Windows to Linux Business Desktop Migration
Auteur : Mark R. Hinkle
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 1584504226
Libération : 2006

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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.

Beginning Ubuntu Linux

Titre : Beginning Ubuntu Linux
Auteur : Emilio Raggi
Éditeur : Apress
ISBN-13 : 9781430236269
Libération : 2011-10-17

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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 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

Raspberry Pi Projects

Titre : Raspberry Pi Projects
Auteur : Andrew Robinson
Éditeur : John Wiley & Sons
ISBN-13 : 9781118555569
Libération : 2014-01-10

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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.

Network World

Titre : Network World
Auteur :
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 :
Libération : 2003-04-07

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For more than 20 years, Network World has been the premier provider of information, intelligence and insight for network and IT executives responsible for the digital nervous systems of large organizations. Readers are responsible for designing, implementing and managing the voice, data and video systems their companies use to support everything from business critical applications to employee collaboration and electronic commerce.


Titre : Computerworld
Auteur :
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 :
Libération : 2000-04-03

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For more than 40 years, Computerworld has been the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide. Computerworld's award-winning Web site (, twice-monthly publication, focused conference series and custom research form the hub of the world's largest global IT media network.

How To Assemble a Desktop PC

Titre : How To Assemble a Desktop PC
Auteur :
Éditeur : Librito Mondi
ISBN-13 : 9781449991593
Libération :

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Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible

Titre : Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible
Auteur : Richard Blum
Éditeur : John Wiley & Sons
ISBN-13 : 9781118984192
Libération : 2015-01-06

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Talk directly to your system for a faster workflow with automation capability Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible is your essential Linux guide. With detailed instruction and abundant examples, this book teaches you how to bypass the graphical interface and communicate directly with your computer, saving time and expanding capability. This third edition incorporates thirty pages of new functional examples that are fully updated to align with the latest Linux features. Beginning with command line fundamentals, the book moves into shell scripting and shows you the practical application of commands in automating frequently performed functions. This guide includes useful tutorials, and a desk reference value of numerous examples. The Linux command line allows you to type specific shell commands directly into the system to manipulate files and query system resources. Command line statements can be combined into short programs called shell scripts, a practice increasing in popularity due to its usefulness in automation. This book is a complete guide providing detailed instruction and expert advice working within this aspect of Linux. Write simple script utilities to automate tasks Understand the shell, and create shell scripts Produce database, e-mail, and web scripts Study scripting examples ranging from basic to advanced Whether used as a tutorial or as a quick reference, this book contains information that every Linux user should know. Why not learn to use the system to its utmost capability? Linux is a robust system with tremendous potential, and Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible opens the door to new possibilities.


Titre : InfoWorld
Auteur :
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 :
Libération : 1999-03-01

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InfoWorld is targeted to Senior IT professionals. Content is segmented into Channels and Topic Centers. InfoWorld also celebrates people, companies, and projects.