Ubuntu Matters!

Reason Using Ubuntu

Mata keranjang adalah hal yang tabu untuk dilakukan ketika kita berkomitmen untuk menjalin hubungan serius dengan pasangan maupun ketika telah menjalani perkawinan. Namun dalam hal pemilihan Gadget maupun pemilihan Operating System (OS), saya kira bermata keranjang adalah wajar 🙂 bahkan sangat-sangat dianjurkan untuk dilakukan 🙂

Bosen ama Windows XP? Vista sering hang? Why not try MAC OS X? Ok. I know that Macbook (Pro) is (SUPER) expensive. Why not give a try to the latest Ubuntu version (9.04 Jaunty Jackalope)? For your consideration, it is free and full of powerful features! 🙂

Why should we bother persuading other people to try Ubuntu? Isn’t it enough that the option is there if we want it? Why do we have to be so obsessed with beating Windows (or Apple OS X) all the time? These are the sorts of things I have heard some bloggers say. In response, there are four main reasons we should encourage Ubuntu’s growth on the desktop. Please read below description 🙂 

INCREASE SUPPORT FROM HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE PRODUCERS

The key idea is critical mass. Once Firefox gained critical mass, the web browser war re-ignited, the Internet became a much better place for developers to work in, and the cost of web hosting plummeted once you could use non-Microsoft technologies. Even Internet Explorer users have benefited enormously as Microsoft has had to play catch-up.

Similarly, once Desktop Linux reaches a certain level of usage, it will be too big for hardware and software producers to ignore. This will mean better drivers, and more native Linux versions of important applications. This is already beginning to happen.

REDUCE COST OF COMMON SOFTWARE

Software has reduced enormously in cost. In late 1980s, Wordperfect 4.2 for DOS cost me NZ $ 1500. Now the equivalent sum would get me a good desktop PC plus a small notebook – including all software. Open source software, such as Ubuntu, has accelerated this trend. Large software companies do not have a natural right to hyper-profitably, and software becoming a commodity is great news for consumers.

ENCOURAGE COMPETITION AND INNOVATIONS

Monopolies are bad for consumers, especially when the dead hand of a monopoly in one area is able to extend into other areas. A vibrant and growing desktop Linux community can make possible whole new categories of innovation. The stagnation of web browsing (no tabbed browsing, slow Javascript etc.) under Internet Explorer  6 highlighted the dangers of relying on one company as the source of Digital Rights Management (DRM) is being removed from music, but visual content is still too hard  to (legally) search, acces and view. We should be able to do things like find old television series on the internet and pay a reasonable price to download them. DRM enables media cartels to ignore public demand, and it should be resisted. Unlike Vista, Ubuntu does not support DRM, and this is another reason we should support Ubuntu.

HOW TO PROMOTE UBUNTU :

SECURITY  

Yes, a careless or gullible user can compromise the security of any computer system, but Windows is too risky for the common desktop user. All things being equal, Ubuntu will provide them with much better security. I have seen numerous Windows machines so infested that they ran like 286s. Computer use has increasingly become Internet use, and Ubuntu is perfect for such a purpose.

PRICE

The real price of a Windows machine includes the hardware, the OS, the applications plus all the protection you need to buy (to prevent the machine being taken over). Then, there is the constant work of keeping the security systems up-to-date, and running the various checks and tests. The Total Cost of Ownership is much higher than it may seem.

Already, Linux is having an impact on the cost of software. The option of Linux on netbooks has substantially limited Microsoft’s ability to extract monopoly profits from XP on the same platform. It will be interesting to see what impact this ultimately has on OS pricing.

COMMUNITY

Community is one of the best things about Ubuntu. The helpfulness, the positive attitude, and the sense that people don’t help other people only for money.

USABILITY

Ubuntu has lots of top-class applications available, including Firefox, Thunderbird, OpenOffice, GIMP, VLC, Pidgin, Inkscape, RhytmBox, Transmission (BitTorrent) and Brasero (CD burning) etc. Did I mention they are all free?!

GOTCHAS

Desktop Linux is not the complete answers for everyone. Not all Windows applications run successfully under Wine, and sometimes there are no native Linux alternatives, especially for specialist business applications. This is less of an issue now that virtualisation is viable for the ordinary user, but will still be an issue for some users.

CONCLUSION

Desktop Linux matters, and promoting Ubuntu is currently the best way to support that. (Yay!!) 🙂

About the Author: Grant Paton-Simpson is  software developer  fromAuckland, New Zealand, with a PhD in Sociology. Married to Elizabeth with 4 lively children, and customdatabase business (http://www.p-s.co.nz). This article has been published in Full Circle Magazine (FCM) Issue #23 March 2009.

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11 comments on “Ubuntu Matters!

  1. Lihat disini mbul.
    http://forum.chip.co.id/apple-mac-os-software/78837-membahas-beberapa-versi-hackintosh-yuk.html

    ato mbul coba instal, siapa tahu oke.
    nih tak kasi infonya :

    Hackint0sh 10.4.x ( Masing-masing 1 DVD )

    – JaS 10.4.8 for Intel-AMD include PPF1 ( Socket 478, Nforce 3/4 with Athlon or Sempron Processor ).
    – Uphuck v1.3 10.4.9 Universal for Intel-AMD ( Tested upto Gigabyte P965 series, EeePC 900 ).
    – Kismush Hackintosh Tools – LiveDVD ( LiveDVD, Run on DVD Drive ).
    – Tubgirl 10.4.10 for AMD.
    – XxX 10.4.10 for Intel SSE2/SSE3.
    – XxX 10.4.11 for Intel SSE2/SSE3 revision 2.

    ——–

    Hackint0sh 10.5.x ( Masing-masing 1 DVD )

    – iATKOS 5i 10.5.5 Intel
    – iATKOS v7 10.5.7 Intel.AMD.SSE2.SSE3
    – iDeneb v1.3 10.5.5 AMD.Intel.SSE2.SSE3.
    – iDeneb v1.4 10.5.6 AMD.Intel.SSE2.SSE3.
    – iPC OSx86 10.5.6 PPF5 AMD.Intel.SSE2.SSE3
    – JaS 10.5.4.Client.Server.Intel.SSE2.SSE3.
    – Kalyway 10.5.2 Intel-AMD with JMicron Fix by Chameleon ( Test on MSI Wind, Axioo Pico, Mobo use Chipset MCP68-MCP78 AMD ).
    – LawlessPPC-Leo-10.5.4-Phenom&AMD 10.5.4 ( AMD Phenom ).
    – Leo4Allv3 10.5.2 Intel-AMD with JMicron Fix by Chameleon.
    – Leo4Allv4.1.1 10.5.4 for AMD.
    – Leo4Allv5 Server 10.5.4 Intel-AMD.
    – Leopard 10.5.2 vmware version ( run it on vmware ).
    – MSIWindOSx86 10.5.4 for Netbook Series
    – BlackCH XxX 10.5.5 PPF3 ( tested on ABIT IP35 )
    – BlackCH XxX 10.5.6 Revision 2 PPF1
    – Zephyroth 10.5.2 Revision 2 AMD ( AMD with Nforce 4/5/6/7 upto Gforce 8200 chipset, upto ATI 790FX ).

    ——–

    Add-Ons DVD Package
    – 1 keping DVD Video Tutorial MacOS Tiger, Leopard, Office.
    – 1 keping DVD Manual Install, Drivers, Tips-Trik, Tools-Patch, Driver Pack 2009, Recovery Tools
    – 1 keping DVD Basic Apps (Internet, Multimedia, Office, Burner).
    – 1 keping DVD Update 10.5.2 -> 10.5.7 ( upgrade kit, combo update dan intel only ).
    – 8 keping DVD Design Pack ( designer, audiomaster, video, dj .. buat designer dah ).

    ——–

    Beberapa Website yang harus dibuka dan dibaca-baca sebelum berani install
    http://wiki.osx86project.org ( Daftar Hardware yang kompatibel dan Tutorial MultiBoot ).
    http://forum.insanelymac.com ( Forum Hackint0sh’ers ).
    http://forum.infinitemac.com ( Forum Developer Zephyroth dan AMD User ).
    http://www.uphuck.com, http://iatkos.wikidot.com ( Developer Uphuck dan Iatkos ).
    http://leo4all.wikidot.com, http://leo4all.uni.cc ( Forum Developer Leo4All ).
    http://osx86.wikidot.com.
    http://www.netkas.org.
    http://www.hackint0sh.org.
    http://apple2pc.blogspot.com.
    http://www.mac-inul.com ( Indonesian Hackint0sh Community )

    ——–
    Sukses Install
    – Pastikan Hardware yang Anda punya sudah di cek kompatibilitasnya melalui http://wiki.osx86project.org.
    – Pilih Installer yang Support Spesifikasi PC Anda. Memiliki 2 versi Installer atau lebih, sangat direkomendasikan.
    – Kesulitan Pra-Install dan Post Install (Bugs dan Drivers) bisa melakukan search di http://forum.insanelymac.com.
    – Gunakan Google untuk pencarian solusi “Error Message Screen”.
    – Tekun membaca Forum, Manual Instalasi dan Aktif Mencari Tahu!
    – Bergabung dan berdiskusi melalui milis osx86indo maupun forum.insanelymac.com.
    – Backup Data Dulu … with your own risk!

    ——–
    Pemesanan
    – Quick Order melalui SMS berisi Daftar Pesanan dan alamat Anda ke 0856-8389-624.
    – Bingung memilih Installer yang cocok dengan Spek PC Anda? Feel Free to Ask Me via SMS ke 0856-8389-624 for Quick reply.
    – Pertanyaan bisa dengan reply comment di iklan ini atau Tanya lewat Private Message(PM).
    – via Yahoo Messenger : hendito@ymail.com. ( buzz always invisible )

    ——–
    Pembayaran
    – Menerima Transfer BCA, Bank Mandiri dan BNI ( selain tersebut, gunakan ATM Bersama ya )

    ——–
    Pengiriman
    – Melalui TikiJNE ke Seluruh Nusantara dari Tangerang ( download tarif kirim di http://disk.hendito.com/jne.gif )

    ——–
    Terms & Agreements
    – Jasa Distribusi untuk 1 DVD Rp.20,000.
    – Jasa Distribusi untuk paket Boot132 full Rp. 75.000 ( 1 DVD-R Dual Layer – 1 CD Boot132 Package – 1 CD Generic Boot )
    – Waktu pengiriman tergantung Alamat Anda ( Estimasi 1-2hari untuk Kota Besar ).
    – Pengiriman Melalui JNE
    – Jasa Distribusi belum Termasuk Ongkos Kirim ke Alamat Anda.
    – Tidak Melayani Jasa Instalasi maupun Support, Sehingga Anda berusaha sendiri.
    – Paket Basic = 4 DVD ( 2 DVD Installer, 1 DVD manual, 1 DVD basic apps ) = 80rebu
    – Order paket full package 10 DVD ( 2 Installer dan 8 DVD Apps ), Gratis ongkir khusus JaBoDeTaBek = 200rebu

    ——–

    Hendito@Tangerang
    0856-8389-624
    021-80278586
    YM : hendito@ymail.com

  2. Beberapa Website yang harus dibuka dan dibaca-baca sebelum berani install
    http://wiki.osx86project.org ( Daftar Hardware yang kompatibel dan Tutorial MultiBoot ).
    http://forum.insanelymac.com ( Forum Hackint0sh’ers ).
    http://forum.infinitemac.com ( Forum Developer Zephyroth dan AMD User ).
    http://www.uphuck.com, http://iatkos.wikidot.com ( Developer Uphuck dan Iatkos ).
    http://leo4all.wikidot.com, http://leo4all.uni.cc ( Forum Developer Leo4All ).
    http://osx86.wikidot.com.
    http://www.netkas.org.
    http://www.hackint0sh.org.
    http://apple2pc.blogspot.com.
    http://www.mac-inul.com ( Indonesian Hackint0sh Community )

    • HUAHAHAHAHA. postinganmu dikira spam ama wordpress ka. ni dah aq approve scr manual. ok coba aq lanjut ke TKP 😀

  3. Gara-gara om gembul, pengen ngrasain Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron. Tapi pakai Virtual Machine. Akhirnya di kompie sudah terpasang tiga operating system. Dua diantaranya, Ubuntu dan XP, jalan di atas virtualBox. Asyik juga pakai virtual machine kalo hanya ingin nyicipi OS. Bikin disk image secukupnya, salah install tinggal delete.. haha. Gak tahu deh apa Hackintosh bisa jalan di virtualBox… :-]

    • Hardy Heron emang kelebihannya di LTS (Long Time Support) karena bakal di support ama Canonical selama berapa belas bulan gitu. tapi codec2nya ga lengkap ji. mending pake Intrebid Ibex atau Jaunty Jackalope sekalian yang lebih anyar. usahain dapet installer versi DVD. bulan november 2009 ini bakal muncul Karmic Koala, serial ubuntu terbaru. kita nantikan bersama 😀

  4. OK buat temen2 yang berniat mao upgrade skill ubuntunya dari tester user (sekedar pengen nyobain rasanya ubuntu) ke power user (ubuntu as ur one and only operating system u can count on), ada link majalah ubuntu community yg di-endorse ama Canonical. Check this download pages 😀
    http://fullcirclemagazine.org/downloads/

    • Belum dpet installernya bro. Berbayar sih 😀 Agak cocok2an ama prosesornya. Ada distro yg cocok buat AMD tp crash klo dikasi ke laptop jeroan Intel. Ada yg cocoknya cm buat laptop bergraphic card Nvidia. Ada yg cocok ke Intel tp crash klo graphic cardnya Radeon. Lha aq jeroan Intel pake graphic card GMA bingung pake distro yg mana hehe :p Sik tak selesaiin baca rekomendasi dr Chip dl wae Ji 😀

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