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ORIGIN
The lineage of Linux starts with development of the MULTICS OS in the  mid 1960’s. From MULTICS came a more streamlined operating system called UNICS (called UNIX, two years later). Finally, Unix was created in 1972.  In 1991, Linux was derived from Unix and developed as an free open source operating system for personal computers.  First developed and released by Linus Torvalds. Linux has been ported to more computer hardware platforms than any other operating system. Linux, in its original form, is also the leading operating system on servers and other large systems (almost 70%) such as mainframe and supercomputers. The Linux kernel also is embedded into TiVo and similar DVR devices, network routers, facility automation controls, televisions, and smartwatches.

Linux has many distros(distributions) or flavors of front end user interfaces. The most popular and mainstream flavor is Ubuntu which uses a user interface called Unity.  Other versions provide different advantages and most are based or layered on Ubuntu.   Xubuntu, a lighter Ubuntu is best used on minimal hardware systems.  XFCE and Mint Linux is also quite popular as they closely resemble Windows OS. 

The UbuntuStudio distribution was created for creative minds. It comes preloaded with most of apps needed to create, edit, record, and publish music, graphics, photos, and video projects.

WHY LINUX IS BETTER

1-It’s FREE!  Open source operating system and software that

is developed and maintained by a group of academia and

industrial companies.
2-
EXTENDS THE LIFE of an old and slow computer. Requires

less hardware resource than Windows or Mac.  And that makes

it faster.

3-SECURE - embedded firewall and free antivirus software.
4-Thousands of
FREE programs.
5--
COMPATIBLE with common file formats.
6--
PROGRAM EQUIVALENCE to other operating systems
7-
EASIER TO LEARN AND USE than Windows 8 or 10.
8-Can be installed to “dual boot” into Windows OS or Linux.
9-The operating system
DOES NOT PROFILE OR SPY on you.
10-
FREE ON-LINE SUPPORT via forums and knowledge bases.
11-Lack of Malware - App Library has
PRE-SCREENED

SOFTWARE.
12-Operates like
A PLEASANT MARRIAGE of Windows 7 and

Mac OS X. 


​Using Linux requires less hardware resource than Windows or OS X.  At least, 50 to 70% less.  This means that it is fast and efficient.  Linux supports most printers.  The learning curve is less.  Going from Windows 7 to Windows 8 or 10 is a much higher learning curve. The ease of use of going from Windows 7 to Linux is much simpler.

 Windows Equivalent
MS-Office (Word/Excel/PwrPt/Access)
MS-Publisher or Adobe InDesign
Adobe Acrobat Reader
QuickBooks
Adobe Photoshop
 Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Elements 
Windows Media Player
 iTunes
Windows Media Player
 Adobe Audition or CuBse
Nero or Roxio 
Internet Explorer or Edge
Internet Explorer or Edge
Internet Explorer or Edge
Outlook or LiveMail
OneDrive
Built-in for Windows only
 Programs menu
 Norton or McAfee
Windows

ABOUT LINUX...

PROGRAM TYPE
OFFICE SUITE
DESKTOP PUBLISHING

DOCUMENT VIEWER 
FINANCE 
BITMAP PAINT EDITOR

GRAPHIC OBJECT EDITOR
PHOTO MANAGER
VIDEO PLAYBACK

MUSIC PLAYER/MANAGER
MUSIC PLAYER/MANAGER
AUDIO SOUND EDITOR

DVD CREATOR

WEB BROWSER

WEB BROWSER
WEB BROWSER
EMAIL CLIENT

CLOUD STORAGE
REMOTE ACCESS

DESKTOP DOCK
ANTIVIRUS
FIREWALL

OSX Equivalent

MS-Office        
Adobe InDesign
Preview
QuickBooks
Adobe Photoshop    
Adobe Illustrator
iPhoto
QT/DVD Player
iTunes
iTunes
Logic Pro
Roxio
Safari
Safari
Safari
Mail
iCloud
Built-in for OS X only
OS X Dock
Norton or McAfee
OS X

Linux Program
•LibreOffice
•Scribus 
Okular 
GnuCash
•GIMP
•Inkscape
Shotwell or DarkTable
•VLC
Clementine
•Audacious
•Audacity
Brasaro or K3b
•Chromium
•Firefox
•Opera 
•Thunderbird
•DropBox
•Teamviewer 
Cairo-Dock 
•ClamTK
Guf Firewall

Quality Computer repairs FOR THE NORTH OLYMPIC PENINSULA

Contact one of our tech gurus to see if Linux is right for you and your computer.

It can breathe new life into an old system.

There is no license fee for Linux.  It's FREE!

• -These programs are available on all three operating systems.  Windows, Mac, and Linux.

FREE LINUX PROGRAMS AND THEIR EQUIVALENTS

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