These days, the first private university – European University promoted the book Ubuntu Linux by the authors Sime Arsenovski and Gjorgji Kakashevski. The book aims at supporting the idea, development and use of open source software. This is the first book on Ubuntu Linix and on Linux in general, published in Macedonian language.
Aside from being free, Linux has many other advantages as well. It features a high speed of work and great security. Apart from this, the new Linux distributions are tailored to the ordinary users and offer all the types of applications they need. One can find all the information on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in the first Linux book in Macedonian language by the authors Arsenovski and Kakashevski.
These days, the first private university – European University promoted the book Ubuntu Linux by the authors Sime Arsenovski and Gjorgji Kakashevski. The book aims at supporting the idea, development and use of open source software. This is the first book on Ubuntu Linix and on Linux in general, published in Macedonian language. This book is intended for the beginners, who are coming across Linux, but also for the ones that are shifting from Microsoft Windows to Linux.
The book describes the method of use of the latest version of Ubuntu – 7.10, which is localized in Macedonian language. The book encompasses the history and development of FOSS, the method of work with Ubuntu and its applications, the work with the file system, desktop management, system configuration, as well as the work with multimedia and internet.
The book can currently be purchased at RiverSoft Computers for a promotional price, but it will soon be available at other outlets as well. The authors also announce the publishing of other books covering FOSS applications.
Undoubtedly, Linux appeared as an alternative to the most used operative system Microsoft Windows. The worldwide use of Linux is increasing. This growth of Linux users can also be noticed in our country, and the use of Linux will be further promoted with the Linux installation on 100.000 computers in the schools, announced by the Macedonian Government.
By doing this, it is expected that the value systems regarding Microsoft Windows will be altered. The Government is making efforts for eliminating pirated software use, which is particularly characteristic for Microsoft’s products as well as for the applications working under Microsoft Windows. Consequently, it is expected that the Government would apply this policy in the state administration as well.
Unlike Microsoft’s products (Windows, Office etc.) for which the users must pay rather expensive licenses, an enormous part of the Linux distributions and FOSS are offered free of charge. Therefore, their use, copying and distribution are completely legal. This software is also available on the internet and the users can easily download and install it. Many forums and blogs are dealing with free and open source software and the users can easily get support here for the problems in their work.