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Information about Linuxication2014

Published on February 18, 2014

Author: vipinpi



An introduction to Linux and open-source technologies. Right from the question 'Why Linux' to the Way ahead.

Towards Nerdvana! Linuxication 2014 1

@me     Vipin Pillai Linux explorer since 2009. SME at Amdocs, OSS R&D. Linuxication 2014 2

@audience  First timers ?  In for a 2 day casual break ?  Stung for the novelty ?  The passionate ones ? Linuxication 2014 3

Why ?        Free! (as in free beer) Secure, reliable. Open-source ? It’s awesome. Made for / by developers and purists. Learn, share, contribute. Drives huge enterprise applications Linuxication 2014 4

Inspiration  More than 95% of the world's 500 fastest supercomputers run some variant of Linux, including all the 44 fastest.  The first major film produced on Linux servers was 1997's Titanic.  According to the Linux Movies Group, more than 95% of the servers and desktops at large animation and visual effects companies use Linux.  Organizations customize and make their own distribution – Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon.  They heavily contribute     Linuxication 2014 5

Some more  "We migrated key functions from Windows to Linux because we needed an operating system that was stable and reliable -- one that would give us inhouse control. So if we needed to patch, adjust, or adapt, we could.“ -- Official statement of the United Space Alliance, which manages the computer systems for the International Space Station(ISS), regarding why they chose to switch from Windows to Debian Linux on the ISS Linuxication 2014 6

Opportunities  Ever read/heard of source code ?  Read great code.  Dabble in everything that intrigues.  Crash and learn. Linuxication 2014 7

Learn       Boot process OS internals Networking Application Internals Programming (not languages) Scripting  Big  Data All the craziest experiments you could think of !! Linuxication 2014 8

Usage      sudo apt-get install <awesome-software> Browse the web while the OS is being installed! No reboots for every silly installation Shoot feature requests to developers. Re-install the OS without losing your data Linuxication 2014 9

Commanding the Prompt  Pipe it out  Install twenty programs with one command  Manual for every command  You are the ‘Root’. – Anything & Everything Linuxication 2014 10

How Crazy can you get ?        Swap RAM in and out while the system is running Run multiple desktops simultaneously Use almost any hardware and have a driver for it included with the operating system Customize anything I want, legally, including my favorite programs. No defragmenting. Ever! Run multiple variants of linux that use same data & settings. Bonus: Rotate your GRUB wallpaper. Linuxication 2014 11

Experience  Love @ first install - Ubuntu  Tinkered around  Not a smooth sail - Best part ;)  Commands, apps, troubleshooting – DIY  Tried flavours – Same ingredients, different topping (extra cheese, plain)  Still the preferred workhorse Linuxication 2014 12

Way Ahead? "If you're getting into open source because you see it as a career path, you're doing something wrong.“ – Linus Torvalds  Read source, understand, contribute. Linux is like a tree trunk, there are many branches you can hop on to. Do software giants use them? Enterprise applications – million dollar products Super Computers, Server Clusters. Hypervisors, embedded systems. Your smartphone runs on it.  Passion for building great software.       Linuxication 2014 13

History  The defining component of Linux is the Linux kernel, an operating system kernel first released on 5 October 1991 by Linus Torvalds. Linuxication 2014 14

Open Source Apache  Linux  Android  Eclipse, Mozilla, Chrome, VLC.  Explore on Git  Linuxication 2014 15

Q&A Linuxication 2014 16

Thank You! Linuxication 2014 17

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