Everything For Your Offce Is Free


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We look at what open source software is and where you can find it. We show you how to break your reliance on Microsoft Office by replacing it with freeware.

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Everything For Your Offce Is Free

  1. 1. Everything You Need For Your Office Is Free!<br />An Introduction to Open Source Software<br />
  2. 2. Goals<br />To explain what Open Source Software (OSS) is and isn’t<br />To show what kinds of software are available <br />To show you where to find it, for FREE!<br />
  3. 3. What is OSS?<br />An operating system and/or applications software for which the source code is open for alteration by the public<br />Gratis software made freely available to anyone under the GNU General Public License (GPL)<br />Usually available for any OS (Linux, Windows, Mac)<br />
  4. 4. What is available in OSS?<br />Computer Operating Systems (OS)<br />Office productivity applications (word processor, spreadsheet, etc.)<br />Image editing applications<br />In short, everything you need to set up and run your office for FREE! <br />
  5. 5. Office Productivity<br />Google Docs<br />
  6. 6. Office Productivity<br />
  7. 7. Office Productivity<br />Google Docs<br />Word Processing, PDF Creation, Spreadsheets, Presentation, Forms<br />Can collaborate with other Google Docs users on Documents<br />File Sharing<br />Comes with any GMail account<br />And it’s FREE!<br />
  8. 8. Office Productivity<br />
  9. 9. Office Productivity<br />Open Office<br />Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Presentations, Drawing, Database<br />Fully MS Office Compatible<br />Used by Governments, Schools, IT, Non-Profits, F/OSS Advocates<br />Stable, available for all OS’s<br />And it’s FREE!<br />
  10. 10. Image Editing<br />
  11. 11. Image Editing<br />The GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program)<br />Edit Photos <br />Crop Images<br />Draw<br />Available on all OS’s<br />And it’s FREE!<br />
  12. 12. Image Editing<br />
  13. 13. Image Editing<br />Paint.net<br />Edit Photos <br />Crop Images<br />Draw<br />Available on PC Only<br />And it’s FREE!<br />
  14. 14. Audio Editing<br />
  15. 15. Audio Editing<br />Audacity<br />Edit Sounds <br />Record Audio<br />Create MP3’s<br />Available for all OS’s<br />And it’s FREE!<br />
  16. 16. Video Editing<br />
  17. 17. Video Editing<br />Cam Studio<br />Edit Video <br />Record Audio<br />Export video for the web<br />Available for PC Only<br />And it’s FREE!<br />
  18. 18. True or False:<br />You can run an office from a USB Flash Drive?<br />
  19. 19. True<br />
  20. 20. Portable Applications<br />PortableApps.com<br />http://portableapps.com/<br />Offers a variety of software in .paf format including OpenOffice and Mozilla Firefox<br />
  21. 21. Portable Applications<br />The Portable Freeware Collection<br />http://www.portablefreeware.com/<br />FoxIT Reader (A PDF Reader for Firefox)<br />Notepad ++<br />CCleaner<br />
  22. 22. Portable Applications<br />100 Portable Apps for PC and Mac<br />http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/portable-software-usb/<br />Portable Games<br />Portable Media Tools (Audio / Video)<br />Portable Security Software<br />
  23. 23. Telephony<br />Skype<br />http://www.skype.com/<br />Offers Skype To Skype Calls<br />Business Plan Available<br />Supports Video Chat<br />Available in Portable format<br />
  24. 24. Telephony<br />Google Talk<br />http://www.google.com/talk/<br />Can talk with other Google Talk users all over the world<br />Can transfer files<br />Supports Video Chat if both parties have web cams installed<br />
  25. 25. PDF Creation<br />Primo PDF Creator<br />http://www.primopdf.com/<br />PC Only<br />Cute PDF Writer<br />PC Only<br />http://www.cutepdf.com/Products/CutePDF/writer.asp<br />
  26. 26. PDF Creation<br />PDF Creation is Native in OS-X for Mac<br />In the lower-left of every Print dialog is a &quot;PDF&quot; button, you can save to a PDF and then convert to any format you want using Preview (the default OS X PDF/image viewer)<br />
  27. 27. Questions?<br />
  28. 28. The End<br />
  29. 29. Contact<br />Jeffrey G. Allen<br />Email: info@fossilfoundry.com<br />LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffreygrantallen<br />Twitter: @FossilDesigns<br />Skype: fossildesigns<br />Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/FossilDesigns<br />
  30. 30. Resources<br />Terminology<br />GNU<br />Its name is a recursive acronym for GNU&apos;s Not Unix; it was chosen because its design is Unix-like, but differs from Unix by being free software and containing no Unix code<br />OSS<br />Open Source Software<br />
  31. 31. Resources<br />Terminology<br />GPL or GNU GPL<br />The GNU General Public License (GNU GPL or simply GPL) is a widely used free software license, originally written by Richard Stallman<br />CC Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike<br />http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/<br />
  32. 32. Resources<br />Terminology<br />Telephony<br />encompasses the general use of equipment to provide voice communication over distances, specifically by connecting telephones to each other.<br />