10 ReasonsNOT To Use Linux Uconn ACM
The Evil Mutating Linux "An open-source system can mutate each time. Going with Windows 2000 you have all programs and services at hand. This saves time and, truly, some money. More information is available at www.microsoft.com/germany/windows2000" "An open operating system does not just have advantages."
1: Internet Explorer • Microsoft's lovely, secure and fully standards compliant web browser • Some websites just don't work in the evil, communist Firefox
Internet Explorer (ctd...) • Solution: Ies4Linux (http://www.tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/page/Main_Page) • Requirements: • WINE: runs inside a dedicated WINE box for security • Installation: 4 easy steps • Advantages: • IE Only Sites in Linux • Testing for web designers • Running all the spyware you know and love!
2: All My Files on NTFS • So you've collected all of these (completely legal!) • music • movies (no no, like movies you watch in public! ITS NOT PORN!!) • pictures • games • eBooks • But it's all on NTFS!
NTFS (ctd...) • Solution: NTFS-3G • Requirements: • a Linux kernel (... if you have Linux, you have one...) • Installation: • On [X,K]?Ubuntu: apt-get install ntfs-3g • Elsewhere, download, ./configure, make, make install • Advantages: • All your files Just Work(TM)
3: Media Player • So you are addicted to Windows Media Player, or maybe even Winamp (you rogue you) • You just can't live without music (okay, so maybe you should seek help, but piracy is so much cheaper!)
Media Player • Solution: Amarok Media Player (http://amarok.kde.org/) • Requirements: • KDE. If you don't have KDE, follow instructions here to install the minimum requirements:http://www.fugitivethought.com/projects/amarokcompile/ • Sound drivers (Xine engine, ALSA, etc) • Advantages: • Fast and intuitive “Collection” interface • Dockable in the “tray” • Awesome “Suggested Mix” feature!
4: My iPod! • You just paid $300 for this beautiful, super hard to scratch, theft-proof, hard to lose, hunk of..... well.... iPod! • or maybe some other media player • If that other media player is a Zune, please leave now • Apple has you locked in iTunes.... but iTunes is NOT available for Linux! :'(
My iPod (ctd...) • Solution:AMAROK! • Requirements: • that you remember how to go back 2 slides..... • Advantages: • interfaces directly, no extra software • fast, easy to use, no DRM restrictions
5: DC++ • Peer-2-Peer has completely legitimate uses • ACM Only Supports the completely legitimate uses! • So use these instructions only for downloading new Open Source ISO's and other works that have been placed in public domain • or else.... we'll send you a mean email!
DC++ (ctd...) • Solution: .... DC++!
DC++ (ctd...) • Requirements: • the easiest way to install in Ubuntu is with Automatix (http://getautomatix.com/). • Install automatix via web-site instructions, then use it to install DC++ • Advantages: • interface almost exactly the same as windows version • can read all of your legal linux ISO's stored on your NTFS partitions if you read reason #2!
6: All My Movies • So you happen to have all of these movies lying around your computer.... • because you were bored one day and decided to make “backup” copies of all of those DVD's you purchased legally • and those ones that look like a camera version.... you made the backup using a camera! DUH!
All My Movies (ctd...) • Solution: Kaffeine or Mplayer or VLC • Requirements: • either one (or both!) can be installed through apt-get or by going to their respective websites and downloading • http://kaffeine.sourceforge.net/ • http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/news.html • http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ • Advantages • VLC has all codecs built in! • All of them play movies just as well as media player.... maybe even better!
7: Email • But, but, but... Email! I need email! • Solution: Thunderbird • Requirements: X11 or XGL • Advantages: • same lovely interfaceyou used in windows(you DID use it inwindows didn't you?!) • IMAP integration tohuskymail
8: My Programming HW • So you just so happen to be enrolled in CSE 123, 133, 134, 244, 258, or something else that requires that you (*gasp*) actually code! • Or maybe you're just really nerdy and code for no reason • How can anybody expect to be productive in Linux? M$ Wind0ze is t3h ul7im473 c0ding 0S!!!
Programming HW (ctd...) • Solution 1: Eclipse • Requirements: X11 or something to show windows on your screen.... • download it from http://eclipse.org • easy to install • * Note: ubuntu users, just apt-get install it • Advantages: • C/C++ support as well as thesame Java support it giveswindows users
Programming HW (ctd...) • Solution 2: Kdevelop • Requirements: • base KDE libraries • GCC, G++, whatever other compilers you want • Advantages: • lots of templates for GUI programs, console applications, etc. • specialized IDEs for manylanguages
9: My $1000 Alarm Clock • But I use my computer as an alarm clock to wake me up in the morning! Surely Linux can't be THAT advanced! • (okay, so maybe Justin is the only one that does that...)
$1000 Alarm Clock (ctd...) • Solution: XMMS and the Alarm Clock Plugin! • Requirements: • Install XMMS (http://www.xmms.org) • Install the XMMS alarm plugin (http://www.xmms.org/plugins.php?details=7) • Open a song in XMMS, then go to the menu->Options->Preferences, and then the General Plugins, and set your time • Advantages: • No sleeping through classes!
10: Remote Desktop • Alright, so you got me on all of those... but I bet Linux doesn't have a Remote Desktop program as secure and fast as Remote Desktop Connection so I can play my completely legal music from work! • You're right....
Remote Desktop (ctd...) • Linux equivalents are just as fast and easy, but MUCH MORE secure! • Solution: FreeNX • Requirements: • download it from http://www.nomachine.com • make sure you have SSH (http://www.openssh.org) daemon running • run /usr/NX/bin/nxserver as root • Advantages: • encrypted via SSH, runs on same port as SSH • supports Multimedia Extensions
Remote Desktop (ctd...) • How do I know it works so well? • This entire presentation was done from it =)
Conclusions Try Linux. We promise not to sue you! *No penguins were harmed in the making of this presentation