Look at Free Open Source Software by yurtgc548

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									Open Source Software
 – another alternative


Adapted from:
Ed Newman’s TCEA 2005
Presentation
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    “Would you buy a car with the hood
    welded shut?”
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    “What do you know about modern
    internal-combustion engines?”
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    What is Open Source?
       Open source software (OSS) refers
        to software programs that are
        distributed with the source code—
        hence open source. The open
        source license allows users the
        freedom to run the program for any
        purpose, to study and modify the
        program, and to freely redistribute
        copies of the original or modified
        program.
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    Open Source
    another way of building software

       The software evolves more rapidly
        and organically.
       Users’ needs are rapidly met.
       New versions are released very
        often, tested by a community of
        users, resulting in superior quality
        software tested on more platforms.
       Security is enhanced because the
        code is exposed to the world.
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    Is OSS really Free?
       Open source is often thought of as
        free software. In fact, one of the
        benefits is that anyone can use,
        modify, and redistribute the
        software without a license fee.
       While the code is free, the benefits
        have much more to do with the
        freedoms than the cost.
       Cost occur in the TCO.
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    Great misconception

       OSS is an alternative to commercial
        software
       OSS is an alternative to proprietary
        software
       The greatest difference
         CONTROL
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    FACT:

       Microsystems, Apple Computer, Red
        Hat, Novell, and many other
        companies attribute significant
        revenue from strategies built on
        commercialization of open source
        software.
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    Imagine…

     the Freedom to choose;
     control over your destiny;

     connection to a global community;

     Peace of Mind and confidence;

     Innovation in teaching and
      learning technology.
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     DISTRO’s
        Ubuntu
            http://www.ubuntulinux.org/
        Edubuntu
            http://www.edubuntu.org/
        Mandriva
            www.mandriva.com
        Fedora
            http://fedora.redhat.com/
        KNOPPIX
            http://www.knoppix.com/


                            http://distrowatch.com/
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     Knoppix

        Bootable CD
        Try Linux on your Windows PC
        Great Troubleshooting Tool
            Reads NTFS
            Use for recovery
            Other Utilities
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     Some Server Please!

        LAMP
            Linux, Apache, MYSQL, PHP
        WAMP
            Windows, Apache, MYSQL, PHP
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     Moodle
        Course Management System (CMS)
        designed using sound pedagogical
         principles, to help educators create
         effective online learning communities
        Use it on any computer you have handy
         including webhosts
        It can scale from a single-teacher site to a
         40,000-student University
        Ohio State, Texas Tech, Mississippi State


                                   http://moodle.org/
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     Joomla – (Content Management System)

        Portal or content system for hosting
         websites.
        Plug-in for blogs, wikis, forms,
         calendars, email…




                          http://www.joomla.org
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        Personal blog software hosted or
         downloaded to host on your server.
        Supports multiple languages:
          Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, German
         French, Italian, and more. . .




                           http://wordpress.com
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     Mozilla
        Firefox (Web Browser)
            has an intuitive interface blocks viruses,
             spyware, and popup ads.
            Tabbed Browsing
        Thunderbird (Email Clint)
            Simple to use, powerful, and customizable,
             full-featured email application.
            Junk Mail Filters
            Anti-Phishing Protection
            Advanced Security


                                   http://www.mozilla.org/
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     OpenOffice.org

        OpenOffice.org is a multiplatform
         and multilingual office suite and an
         open-source project. Compatible
         with all other major office suites,
         the product is free to download,
         use, and distribute.
        http://www.openoffice.org
        http://www.learnopenoffice.org/
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     GIMP

        GIMP is the GNU Image
         Manipulation Program
        Freely distributed piece of software
        Used for such tasks as photo
         retouching, image composition and
         image authoring.
        It works on many operating
         systems, in many languages.

                            http://www.gimp.org/
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     Nvu (N-view)
        WYSIWYG Web page editor.
        Integrated file management via FTP.
        Reliable HTML code creation that will work
         with all of today's most popular browsers.
        Jump between WYSIWYG Editing Mode and
         HTML using tabs.
        Tabbed editing to make working on
         multiple pages a snap.
        Powerful support for forms, tables, and
         templates.

                               http://www.nvu.com
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     Nvu
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     WINK (Tutorial & Presentation)

        Wink is a Tutorial and Presentation
         product aimed at creating tutorials
         on how to use software.
        Capture screenshots, add buttons,
         explanation boxes, titles, etc.




                http://www.debugmode.com/wink/
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     Audacity

        A free, easy-to-use audio editor
         and recorder.
            Record live audio.
            Convert tapes and records into digital
             recordings or CDs.
            Edit Ogg, MP3, and WAV sound files.
            Cut, copy, splice, and mix sounds.
             Change speed or pitch of a recording.


                       http://audacity.sourceforge.net
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     Audacity
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           IHMC Cmap (concept mappings)

              construct, navigate, share and
               criticize knowledge models
               represented as concept maps.




     http://cmap.ihmc.us
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     PDF Creator

        PDFCreator easily creates PDFs
         from any Windows program.
        Use it like a printer in Word,
         StarCalc or any other Windows
         application.




          https://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator
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     Conclusion

        Open source opens learning…
         Learn more at
         http://www.innovateonline.info
        Questions? Email Jerome Ciesiolka
         at ciesiolkaj@marshallisd.com
        For more resources, visit
         http://www.edlink12.net/OpenSource

								
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