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

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