PART I: Why it matters
- What is Open Source
- Software where anyone can browse the source code
- some Open Source software is free
- Why Open Source
PART II: Open Source in the OS
- 1- Examples
PART I: GNU/Linux + Open source
- To present GNU/Linux, talk briefly about distros and the open source philosophy and how normal users can benefit from it (like free softwares + no viruses + ...)
PART II: Ubuntu
- Ubuntu Philosphy
- Why Ubuntu?
Ubuntu vs windows (comparison chart including performance and softwares to migrate from windows to linux, exemple: MSN -> Pidgin ...)
- Open Source
- Explain what they are and their importance, after all both are the reasons Ubuntu is here.
- Ubuntu vs Windows
- Ubuntu's answers to most problems especially the financial one.
- Give alternatives to Windows applications.
- How easy it is to use Ubuntu.
- The support offered and the 3 ways of installation and LiveCD.
- A little shot of compiz without needing to bring that to the front.
NB: This part is just a suggestion but I think it's important to be considered too.
- Giving an introduction on the ability of GNU/Linux and Ubuntu to be configured to login on a Windows Domain Controller which makes it a good alternative of *NIX in the *NIX Labs for their students.
Part I: Ubuntu born from the word 'Open Source'
- Defining the word Ubuntu; Explaining the slogan Linux For Human Beings:
A short brief about GNU/Linux & UNIX and what is a distrubtion in Linux.
- After that going through what is open source, without open source Mac OS X wouldnt be here.
- B. Delivering The "Free Software Promise"
- The Economics Are Different:
- - Available globally, free of charge
- - Free security updates for a predictable period
- - Real commercial support available from many companies
- The Culture Is Different
- - Community governance and structures
- - Open to all participants, at all levels ( How you can see Ubuntu used by Enterprises at the same time by normal users, no "Enterprise editions" etc. Trusted by everyone )
- - Transparency
- The Economics Are Different:
Part II: Softwares in Ubuntu
- Legendary stability of the softwares which maintains the stability of the whole system( There's nothing called viruses in Ubuntu )
- Explaining what is packages - Giving some credit for Debian and GNU/Linux
- Ubuntu comes with every software you need preinstalled(Web browsing,IM,Office suite and so on )
- - It's up to you to choose which app suits you the best, depending on your preferences features you require
Listing the alternatives ( OpenOffice.org = Microsoft office ) and so on
- Ease of installation and how all software comes from one repository
Part III: Comparison of Windows & Ubuntu
- Reminding people of Windows
- How it won the marketing battle ( because there was no user-friendly linux which Ubuntu now offers )
- Removing interest by listing all the problems of Windows
- How you should do maintenance for Windows as if your maintaining a car, From scanning for viruses to defrag. and how Windows is a RAM junky and so on
- $150 for an OS ?!
How commercial licensing is annoying & piracy consequences
Part IV: Certifications: Ubuntu is the answer, not the alternative one
How Ubuntu is certified by Dell,HP & IBM
Used in Major companies for there servers & some for their desktops
- Promising a bright future for Ubuntu
- Encouraging to contribute
- How to get Ubuntu ( Interested audience will get an Ubuntu CD )
Finally we let users feel it practically, by showing off compiz for example and other stuff.