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1 Open Source? Open Office and other tools…

2 What is Open Source Open source software (OSS) began as a marketing campaign for free software [1].free software [1] OSS can be defined as computer software for which the human-readable source code is made available under a copyright license (or arrangement such as the public domain) that meets the Open Source Definition.computer softwaresource codecopyrightlicensepublic domainOpen Source Definition

3 What is The Open Source Definition? Open source doesn't just mean access to the source code. The distribution terms of open-source software must comply with the following criteria: Free Redistribution Program to include Source Code Derived Works permitted No Discrimination Against Persons or Groups

4 What is The Open Source Definition? No Discrimination Against Fields of Endeavor Distribution of License The rights attached to the program must apply to all to whom the program is redistributed without the need for execution of an additional license by those License Must Not Be Specific to a Product The rights attached to the program must not depend on the program's being part of a particular software distributionparties.

5 What is The Open Source Definition? License Must Not Restrict Other Software The license must not place restrictions on other software that is distributed along with the licensed software. For example, the license must not insist that all other programs distributed on the same medium must be open-source software. License Must Be Technology-Neutral No provision of the license may be predicated on any individual technology or style of interface.

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7 What is Open Office? Open Office is a collection of free applications commonly used in the office environment Termed a Productivity Suite it can be likened to the more commonly used Microsoft Office. It consists of….

8 What is Open Office? Writer (like Word) for writing letters etc. Calc (like Excel) Impress (like Power point) Draw (like Visio) Base (like Access) Math (a Formula editor)

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11 Calc

12 Draw

13 Impress

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15 Why Open Office? All the features. Zero cost. OpenOffice.org - the open-source, multi-platform, multilingual productivity suite that's free to use!OpenOffice.org Microsoft Office between £17 and £340? Kept Simple and with good performance on lower end PCs

16 When and who…. Sun Microsystems founded the OpenOffice.org project in 2000, Sun continues to contribute significantly as a community member. (Suns drive for open source / collaboration extends to the OS / Java) Development is continued through OpenOffice.Org community.

17 Why Open Office? Available for multiple platforms Linux Windows Mac OS X on Intel and PPC Solaris Source Code available so can be compiled for other uses.

18 Where can I get Open Office? Version is the current stable release - 127Mb Download Containing the core applications. Open Office 3.0 release candidate 1 – 128Mb (141Mb with JRE)

19 How do I install it? Download the install file Click and run the install file Follow the instructions.

20 Other Freebies lots and lots of plugins….. PDF Creation Templates downloadable freely from website

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22 Open Office isnt the only useful free product

23 Other Plugins PDF Creation using PDF995

24 Sofware995 Products Usable for free with a little advertising ftp995 – FTP Client OmniFormat – Image conversion utility (inc. word to PDF) PhotoEdit – Image manipulation OpenOffice995 – Re-packaged version of open office….

25 Making on the support….

26 What else can I get for free?

27 Other Free Software? Mixture of Open Source / Free software Enterprise class database server Virus Scanning Media Playing / Streaming MP3 editing / recording Video Editing File compression Web Browsing

28 Other Free Software? Mixture of Open Source / Free software Enterprise class database server Virus Scanning Media Playing / Streaming MP3 editing / recording Video Editing File compression Web Browsing

29 PostgreSQL The Worlds Most Advanced OpenSource database. Maximum Database SizeUnlimited Maximum Table Size32 TB Maximum Row Size1.6 TB Maximum Field Size1 GB Maximum Rows per TableUnlimited Maximum Columns per Table depending on column types Maximum Indexes per TableUnlimited

30 PostgreSQL SQL implementation strongly conforms to the ANSI-SQL 92/99 standards It has full support for subqueries (including subselects in the FROM clause), And while PostgreSQL has a fully relational system catalog which itself supports multiple schemas per database, its catalog is also accessible through the Information Schema as defined in the SQL standard Increment columns through sequences

31 PostgreSQL PostgreSQL runs stored procedures in more than a dozen programming languages, including Java, Perl, Python, Ruby, Tcl, C/C++, and its own PL/pgSQL, which is similar to Oracle's PL/SQL.

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33 Download Postgres

34 SQL Server Perhaps?

35 Other Free Software? Mixture of Open Source / Free software Enterprise class database server Virus Scanning Media Playing / Streaming MP3 editing / recording Video Editing File compression Web Browsing

36 Anti Virus – AVG Free

37 Other Free Software? Mixture of Open Source / Free software Enterprise class database server Virus Scanning Media Playing / Streaming MP3 editing / recording Video Editing File compression Web Browsing

38 VLC Media Player / Streamer VLC media player - the cross-platform media player and streaming server VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg,...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.server to stream

39 VLC Player

40 Note to self. DEMO MEDIA PLAYER HERE

41 Other Free Software? Mixture of Open Source / Free software Enterprise class database server Virus Scanning Media Playing / Streaming MP3 editing / recording Video Editing File compression Web Browsing

42 Audacity

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44 Other Free Software? Mixture of Open Source / Free software Enterprise class database server Virus Scanning Media Playing / Streaming MP3 editing / recording Video Editing File compression Web Browsing Password Safe

45 Jahshaka

46 Demo Jahshaka Dave…

47 Other Free Software? Mixture of Open Source / Free software Enterprise class database server Virus Scanning Media Playing / Streaming MP3 editing / recording Video Editing File compression - no winzip present Web Browsing

48 7zip Winzip costs money, 7zip is a free alternative

49 Other Free Software? Mixture of Open Source / Free software Enterprise class database server Virus Scanning Media Playing / Streaming MP3 editing / recording Video Editing File compression - no winzip present Web Browsing

50 Google Chrome Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier

51 Firefox

52 Opera

53 Password Safe

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55 Peer File Sharing – The Way Forward Bit Torrent - The global standard for accessing rich media content over the Internet

56 Azureus Vuze – Bit Torrent

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63 Thanks Questions / Comments?


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