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What all SMBs and Enterprises can do with OpenSource

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  • 1. Open Source & free softwarefor your business
    Anindya Roy
    Associate Editor and Head of Labs
    CyberMedia Labs - PCQuest
  • 2. Agenda
    What's Open Source and Free Software?
    What all is available for Free and how good they are?
    Where to get them from?
    How to choose?
    What about support?
  • 3. What is Open Source?
    Free software is not always Open Source
    Open Source does not always means Linux
    All Linux software is not free
    Free software doesn’t mean free support
    An application which comes with source code is Open Source
  • 4. What's a Linux distro?
    Has a base of the Linux kernel + GNU software
    Customized by different companies to suite their requirements.
    e.g. PCQLinux, Fedora, Debian, OpenSuse,
    What’s a Live Distro?
    Runs from a CD/DVD or USB Drive
    No need to install
    Available as both general purpose and specialized distros.
    Eg: Knoppix, SLAX, Adios, Backtrack, etc
  • 5. What’s available?
    Desktop, server, and embedded
    General computing
    Production Servers
    Network Administration
    Security
    Internet Gateway
    Specialized usage
  • 6. At the desktop
    Office Suites: OpenOffice.org, Lotus Symphony, EasyOffice
    Web Browser: Firefox, Mozilla, Opera,
    Email: Evolution, Eudora
    Developer: Eclipse
    Graphics: The Gimp
  • 7. More for the desktop
    Personal firewall: ZoneAlarm
    Anti-virus: AVG Anti-Virus
    Anti-spam: SpamPal
    Spyware: AdAware, Microsoft Defender
  • 8. On the server
    File & Print: Samba (Various Linux distros)
    Databases: MySQL, PostgreSQL
    Messaging: Sendmail, Qmail, OpenXchange, Zimbra, Scalix
    Collaboration: OpenGroupware, Wiki, Kolab (Kroupware), Dimdim,
  • 9. Virtualization
    OpenSource
    XenSource -- Server
    VirtualBox -- Desktop
    Free
    MS HyperV
    VMWare ESXi
    Citrix Xen Server
  • 10. High Performance
    HPC Apps
    Rocks
    Cinelerra
    Oscar
    Cloud Computing
    Enomalism
    Eucalyptus
    Nimbus
  • 11. Security
    Firewalls: Iptables, Smoothwall, IPCop
    UTMs: Endian and Untangle
    Network Sniffers: Ethereal, Snort, Ettercap
    Network Scanning and auditing: Nmap, DumpSec
    Vulnerability Assessment: Nessus, SARA, Backtrack
    Anti-spam: spamassassin
  • 12. Administration
    Network Management:
    Nagios (requires agents)
    OpenNMS (network discovery)
    Bandwidth Monitoring: MRTG, PRTG
    Network Testing: QCheck
  • 13. Internet access & control
    Proxy servers: Squid, AnalogX
    Web Server: Apache, Tux
    Application Server: Tomcat, Jboss
    Monitoring: Weblizer
  • 14. Where to get it from?
    Community sites
    Sourceforge.net:: 230,000 projects as of Feb 2009
    Freshmeat.net
    General download sites
    Download.com
    tucows.com
    Vendor driven sites
  • 15. How to choose?
    Meets your needs
    Something tried and tested
    Stable
    You have the in-house expertise to deploy it
    How does it compare to a similar commercial offering?
    User Rating and Number of downloads - Demo
  • 16. Support options
    Local experts
    Web Sites/Mailing List
    Peer Group
    Authors
    Linux Companies
    Even some big companies
  • 17. Free or commercial?
    There’s no single answer
    Use the right mix of both based on
    How they benefit your business
    Ultimately all support will have to be
    paid for in both cases
  • 18. Is Linux for you?
    Popular at the server end since long
    The user interface has greatly improved
    Getting popular at desktops as well
  • 19. Questions?
  • 20. Thanks 
    Contact Me
    anindyar@cybermedia.co.in
    http://twitter.com/anindyar
    http://forums.pcquest.com