LinuxInstall.net Episode 112 - OpenSource needs your money too…

1) Introduction

Joe - Fought with vendor provided initscripts - Yard Work
Walt - Yard Work - Found a Dell running Ubuntu at BW3’s(Wings restaurant)
Brian - Yard Work - Flask Programming

2) What we talking about to with Linux?

While looking around at the latest site giving their thoughts about Linux: Best desktop distros for newbies he was reminded about ElementaryOS. A very clean MacOS X look like desktop for Linux. When you go to the site http://elementaryos.org/ their download link they ask you to pay what you think it’s worth. Ubuntu does something similar. Linux Mint takes donations and are doing very well http://linuxmint.com/donors.php

So which way do you think is the better strategy to get a better desktop experience for Linux?

3) Conclusion

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Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.