BBC Explanation of Open Source

June 12, 2007

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If you run a small, medium or a large business and you are not sure what “Open Source” is all about, then the BBC’s Click program will give you an easy insight into the world of Open Source. The program contains an interview with Mark Shuttleworth, the man behind the Ubuntu a free and popular alternative to Microsoft Windows and Apple OSX.

Open source is a strange phrase. To many, it suggests someone has left the top off the ketchup bottle, but in the hi-tech world it is both a way of life and some say the future of the computer industry.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/click_online/6733501.stm

Open Source Software

As you would expect BBC Click highlighted Open Office, Firefox, Thunderbird and Linux as key open source software applications. Here is a small list of other open source applications that businesses may find useful…

OSalt.com is a worthwhile checking out, as it provides a list of open source alternatives to popular business software.

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Author: Support @ 10:08 am




4 Comments »

  1. wiil you bloggers please learn better grammar? i’m getting tired of reading bad grammar. you’re usage of the word your in yore blog is incorrect.

    Comment by grammarnazi — June 12, 2007 @ 11:07 am

  2. Thank you very much for pointing that out!

    Although it’s a good job you don’t run a blog because it would be full of mistakes…

    wiil - No such word, maybe you mean Nintendo Wii or Will?
    i’m - Capital
    you’re - Capital

    Comment by Jamie — June 12, 2007 @ 11:21 am

  3. Hey guys, I appreciate the valuable information and could really care less if you use your instead of you’re or their instead of they’re or there. As a small biz guy I’m always on the lookout for “free resources”. I’d like to recommend a couple of other freebies. One is Audacity which is a powerful and free sound editor - perfect for podcasters and available at http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ and the second is Open Office - a Microsoft Office Suite alternative which provides word processor, spreadsheet, drawing, database and presentation software. It’s pretty darned good stuff and the equal to MS Office in many aspects and, oh yeah, it’s free from http://www.openoffice.org/

    Comment by Tom Gray — December 18, 2007 @ 4:33 pm

  4. Tom - Glad you enjoyed the post. I was just using Audacity yesterday in fact.

    Jamie

    http://www.terinea.co.uk/blog/getting-started-with-open-source-software/

    Comment by Jamie — December 18, 2007 @ 7:13 pm

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