Pro Freeware and Open Source Solutions for Business by Phillip Whitt

By Phillip Whitt

Seasoned Freeware and Open resource ideas for company is a realistic advisor for the small company proprietor looking doable substitute to dear advertisement software program programs and subscriptions. This reference consultant offers an outline of many renowned and strong loose choices to proprietary software program. not just can small enterprise vendors reap the benefits of this publication, yet educators and scholars can as well.

In this booklet you will discover loose and open resource strategies for workplace productiveness, PDF production, accounting, picture modifying and picture layout, computer publishing, 3D layout, CAD, audio and video modifying, site and weblog construction, purchaser courting administration, element of sale, networking and protection, and choices to the home windows and Macintosh working systems.

This advisor is helping loose the cost-conscious enterprise proprietor from the bonds of costly proprietary software program via exploring the unfastened and strong possible choices that exist. it can save you a considerable sums of cash through changing quite a few advertisement software program titles with loose and open resource ideas. learn the way with seasoned Freeware and Open resource ideas for company today.

What you’ll learn

examine the adaptation among freeware and open resource applications
Why open resource software program is gaining extra traction, specially in towns all through Europe
the capability rate reductions each one software offers
Which software program is perfect to your specific needs
Which advertisement identify every one software replaces
the capability rate discount rates each one program offers
Which working system(s) every one software program identify runs on
the place to get aid for a selected software program title

Who this ebook is for

Pro Freeware and Open resource recommendations for enterprise is written for the cost-conscious small company proprietor who wishes achievable software program ideas to run their association, yet with out the exorbitant rate tags and regulations that accompany proprietary applications. Small enterprise proprietors will realize manageable replacements for giant identify programs, corresponding to Microsoft, Adobe, and fast Books seasoned, between others. This booklet is written for the time-conscious enterprise proprietor and places a whole bunch worthwhile details on the reader's fingertips. the entire heavy learn has been performed and is gifted clearly.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: place of work productiveness, word Taking, Accounting, and PDF Creation

Chapter 2: Point-of-sale, CRM, Backup, and Compression Software

Chapter three: laptop Publishing, representation, portray, and 3D Modeling Software

Chapter four: photograph enhancing Software

Chapter five: Audio-Video trap, Conversion and enhancing Software

Chapter 6: venture making plans, stock administration, and Time monitoring Software

Chapter 7: site construction software program and net Browsers

Chapter eight: content material administration Solutions

Chapter nine: community and safeguard Utilities

Chapter 10: Linux: The loose substitute to home windows and Mac OS

Appendix A: specialist Profiles

Appendix B: extra software program Products

Appendix C: assets at no cost and Open resource software program

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The small business magazine article shown in Figure 1-5 was written using LibreOffice without the aid of additional templates, so it’s easy to imagine the possibilities of what you can create by utilizing the templates and extensions that are available for this powerful application. Figure 1-5. odt) format by default. It also allows you to save your document in a wide variety of formats, including Microsoft (Figure 1-6). Figure 1-6. 3 offers more cross-compatibility with Microsoft Office. Although the compatibility still isn’t perfect, it seems to be catching up.

99 per license (OneNote is free for Windows 8) Zim is a nice organizational tool (something like a digital planner/notebook). It’s not as fully outfitted as MS OneNote or Evernote, but if you work primarily from one computer, it will help you keep track of notes, images, and just about anything in your work or personal life (Figure 1-12). Figure 1-12. Zim is a very useful organizational tool for keeping track of notes, images, and links. (Used with permission © Jaap G Karssenberg 2015) One especially nice feature of this program is that it saves your work on the fly; there’s no need to remember to save before closing the program when you’re finished.

Feature Highlights The free version of Imonggo offers a lot for the small shop, kiosk, or boutique. Here’s a quick rundown: • Product pictures supported • Customizable receipts: You can add your company logo and business information • Create up to 1,000 products • Generate up to 1,000 transaction lines per month For illustrative purposes, I set up a fictitious earring boutique. The Imonggo Stockroom is where new products are created. Figure 2-1 demonstrates the product setup of a pair of gold hoop-style earrings with all of the relevant information.

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