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09th April 2007 Community Projects , Freelance
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Freelance projects fall into a separate category of projects in that they target independent developers and are inherently smaller in size. The company/person giving the project, might not require to engage a larger company for the project because of the size of the project or, might be doing it just to cut costs. In either case the likelyhood that the project is based on a popular open source solution is very high. This likelihood is confirmed from the high percentage of OSS applications related freelancing projects available in all the freelancing sites. To better equip oneself to work in the freelancing market it is good to get familiarized with the most popular of the OSS applications that are likely to yield freelancing projects. We have compiled a list of such software. BLOGS A blog is a user generated website, made up of usually short, frequently updated posts that are arranged chronologically. The content and purposes of blogs varies--from links and commentary about other web sites, to news about a company/person, to diaries, photos, poetry, mini-essays, project updates, even fiction. Blog posts are like instant messages to the web. Some of the popular blogs are the following - Apache Roller It is a Java-based, full-featured, multi-blog, multi-user, open source weblog server. Roller was originally written by Dave Johnson. Apache Roller 3.0 is now available to be downloaded.http://rollerweblogger.org/project/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apache_Roller b2evolution It is a multi-lingual, multi-user, multi-blog publishing system written in PHP and backed by a MySQL database. It includes features such as file & photo management, advanced skinning, multiple blogs support as well as detailed user permissions. It is distributed under the GNU General Public License and available as free.http://b2evolution.net/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B2evolution Bblog It is a powerful, elegant personal web publishing system written in PHP and utilizing a MySQL database. It is used to manage frequently updated Web content, especially Weblogs. It is released as free, open source software distributed under the GNU General Public License.http://www.bblog.comhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBlog GeekLog It is a weblog powered by PHP and MySQL. It allows you within minutes to set up a fully functioning dynamic website. It acts as a blog engine, CMS or web portal with support for comments, trackbacks, multiple syndication formats, spam protection, etc of a system. It is licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License.http://www.geeklog.nethttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geeklog LifeType It is an open-source blogging platform with support for multiple blogs and users in a single installation. It is written in PHP and backed by a MySQL database. It is licensed under the GNU General Public License. Each blog can be run in its own language. LifeType is the only one to come with a fully featured anti- spam mechanism, to help combat the dreaded blog spam. Media uploads and file handling, fully customizable search engine, friendly URLs and a thorough, easy to use administration area are the core features of LifeType.http://www.lifetype.net/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LifeType Nucleus CMS It is an open-source blog management software package written in PHP, with a MySQL backend. It allows for maintaining multiple blogs with multiple authors on the same site. It is a light content management system and can be extended using plugins. Its free to download the latest version and distributed under the GNU General Public License.http://www.nucleuscms.org/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nucleus_CMS PivotLog It is a web publishing system, written in PHP, is used to manage frequently-updated web content, such as weblogs and other dynamic sites. It is distributed under the GPL and is available free of charge.http://pivotlog.net/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pivotlog Word Press It is a blog publishing system written in PHP, with a MySQL database. It has a thriving user and developer community and is one of the most popular blogging software available. Distributed under the GNU General Public License, is free and priceless at the same timehttp://wordpress.org/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Word_press Content Management Systems(CMS) CMS is a computer software system used to assist its users in the process of content management. It facilitates the organization, control, and publication of a large body of documents and other content, such as images and multimedia resources. A CMS often facilitates the collaborative creation of documents. A web content management system is software for web site management. Some of the best known CMS are the following: Apache Lenya It is an Open Source Java/XML Content Management System. Features include revision control, site management, scheduling, search capabilities and workflow support.http://lenya.apache.org/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apache_Lenya Daisy Daisy is a Java/XML open-source content management system based on the Apache Cocoon content management framework. Today, Daisy is in use at major corporations for intranet knowledge bases, product and/or project documentation, and management of content-rich websites.http://cocoondev.org/daisy/index.htmlhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daisy DragonFly CMS It is a powerful, feature-rich, Open Source content management system which was based on PHP-Nuke 6.5. The software is written in PHP and powered by either MySQL or PostgreSQL. Its a free software.http://dragonflycms.orghttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragonfly_CMS Drupal It is a free modular content management framework, content management system and blogging engine. This software package allows an individual or a community of users to easily publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website. Drupal is written in PHP.http://drupal.org/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drupal Joomla It is a free and most powerful, open source content management system written with PHP for publishing content on the world wide web and intranets, using the MySQL database. It includes features such as page caching to improve performance, RSS feeds, printable versions of pages, news flashes, blogs, polls, website searching, and language internationalization. It's licensed under the GPL.http://www.joomla.org/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joomla Mambo Mambo Open Source(MOS) is a free, open source content management system for creating and managing websites through a simple web interface. It also has advanced features such as page caching to improve performance on busy sites, advanced templating techniques, and a fairly robust API. It is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License.http://www.mambo-foundation.org/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mambo_%28CMS%29 OpenCMS It is a Professional level Open Source Website Content Management System. OpenCms helps to create and manage complex websites easily without knowledge of html . It is based on Java and XML technology. It is distributed by Alkacon Software under LGPL license. OpenCms is completely free of licensing costs.http://www.opencms.org/opencms/en/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenCMS PHP-Nuke It is a web based automated news publishing and content management system based on PHP and MySQL. The system is fully controlled using a web-based user interface. The system is released as free software under the GNU General Public License.http://phpnuke.org/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PHP-Nuke PLONE Plone is a ready-to-run content management system that is built on the powerful and free Zope application server. Plone is easy to set up, extremely flexible, and provides you with a system for managing web content that is ideal for project groups, communities, web sites, extranets and intranets. Plone is a free software released under the GNU General Public License.http://plone.orghttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plone XOOPS XOOPS is an acronym of eXtensible Object Oriented Portal System, easy to use web content management system, written in PHP, for websites. It uses a modular architecture allowing users to customize, update and theme their websites. It is the ideal tool for developing small to large dynamic community websites, intra company portals, corporate portals, weblogs etc. It is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License and is free to use, modify and redistribute.http://www.xoops.org/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XOOPS FORUM An Internet forum is a facility on the World Wide Web for holding discussions and posting user generated content, or the web application software. Technology, computer games, and politics are popular areas for forum themes. Internet forums are also commonly referred to as web forums, message boards, discussion boards, discussion groups, discussion forums, bulletin boards or simply forums. Most commonly used Forums are listed below: bbPress It is an internet forum package written in the PHP programming language and available under the GNU General Public License. It is written by the makers of wordpress and is focused on web standards, ease of use, ease of integration, and speed. The forum software is as small and light as possible while still allowing for great add on features through their extensive plugin systems.http://bbpress.org/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BbPress Beehive Forum It is a free and open source forum system using PHP scripting language and MySQL database . Beehive differs from other forum software is its frame-based interface, which lists discussion titles on the left and displays their contents on the right.http://www.beehiveforum.net/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beehive_Forum IceBB It is a powerful open-source Internet forum solution written in PHP and using the MySQL database system. It is also fully customizable, with full skin and language support, plus a powerful admin control center.http://icebb.net/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IceBB Ikonboard It is a comprehensive web bulletin board system. It allows you to create a truly unique community on your website. It is a free online forum developed in Perl for use on MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, as well as flat file databases.http://www.ikonboard.com http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ikonboard MercuryBoard It is a powerful message board system with a mixture of features such as object oriented, powerful admin controls, optimized MySQL interaction, 3D permission systems, easy skinning, ease of use, and ease of customization coupled with expandability, and diverse language services. It is written in PHP with MySQL database.http://www.mercuryboard.com/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MercuryBoard phpBB It is a popular internet forum package written in PHP. The "phpBB" is an abbreviation of PHP Bulletin Board. Available under the GNU General Public License, is a free software. phpBB is one of the most popular forum software.http://www.phpbb.comhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PhpBB PHOTO GALLERY Gallery 2 It is an open source PHP project enabling simple management and publication of photographs and other digital media through a PHP enabled Apache, IIS or Zeus web server. Photo management includes automatic thumbnails, resizing, rotation, and flipping, among other things. Albums can be organized hierarchically and individually controlled by administrators or privileged users.http://gallery.menalto.com/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallery2 Coppermine Photo Gallery It is a photo-gallery web application with multimedia capabilities. It requires PHP, MySQL, and ImageMagick, and works with most web server software such as Apache. It is a free software which you can download and install on your webspace. It is licensed under the GNU General Public License.http://coppermine-gallery.nethttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coppermine_Photo_Gallery PhpWeb Gallery It is a free and open source software used to present photo collections on your web site. It requires a server with php and MySQL and released under GNU General Public License.http://phpwebgallery.net/ Customer relationship management (CRM) CRM is a broad term that covers concepts used by companies to manage their relationships with customers, including collecting, storing and analyzing customer information. There are four aspects of CRM, Active CRM a centralized database for storing data, which can be used to automate business processes and common tasks. Operational CRM, the automation or support of customer processes involving sales or service representatives. Collaborative CRM, Direct communication with customers not involving sales or service representatives. Analytical CRM, the analysis of customer data for a broad range of purposes. Crafty Syntax Live Help(CSLH) CSLH is an open source live support solution that helps customer support with live help functionality that can be pro-actively pushed to visitors to your site or requested by the consumer. It includes a large range of features to allow multiple operators, multiple departments and multiple languages to be used. It is free and is programmed in PHP with MySQL. Other features include the ability to create your own questions, auto inviting visitors, refer tracking, page tracking, multiple chat sessions, sound alert, quick responses, customizable graphics, multiple operators.http://www.craftysyntax.com/ Help Center Live Support Help Center Live is a Live Support tool written in PHP, using a MySQL database, that allows visitors on a website to hold a conversation in real time with a representative of the website.http://sourceforge.net/projects/helpcenterlive/http://www.helpcenterlive.com osTicket It is a widely-used open source support ticket system. Plain and simple, is a lightweight feature packed support ticket tool , written mainly using PHP scripting language. The best part is, it's completely free and easy to set up and use. osTicket seamlessly integrates all tickets created via email and web-based form with a simple web interface.http://www.osticket.com/ Perl Desk It is a browser based help desk software and email management solution designed to streamline the operation of managing emails, support tickets and customer communications, with built in tracking and response logging. It is an ideal help desk solution for companies with one or more members of staff or for those who want to organize client communications. Browser based help desk, managing incoming e-mails, web submission forms, graphical reporting, create departments, user login area etc are the key features of Perl Desk.http://www.perldesk.com/ E-COMMERCE Electronic Commerce is exactly analogous to a marketplace on the Internet. It consists primarily of the distributing, buying, selling, marketing and servicing of products or services over electronic systems such as the Internet and other computer networks. The information technology industry might see it as an electronic business application aimed at commercial transactions. Some of the most popularly used e-commerce software are listed below: osCommerce It is an Open Source based online shop e-commerce solution that is available for free under the GNU General Public License. It features a rich set of out-of-the-box online shopping cart functionality that allows store owners to setup, run, and maintain their online stores with minimum effort and with no costs, fees, or limitations involved. It combines Open Source solutions to provide a free and open e-commerce platform, which includes the powerful PHP and the MySQL database server.http://www.oscommerce.com/ Cube Cart It is a free to use e-Commerce software designed for allowing individuals and businesses to sell tangible and digital goods on line. It is not released under the GNU General Public License but has a custom licensing model and restrictions apply. The application can be used for free if the opyright link is maintained in the footer..http://www.cubecart.com/ Zen Cart It is truly the art of e-commerce; a free, user-friendly, open source shopping cart system. Multiple customer modes, unlimited category depth, multiple sales and discounts, multiple display modes, multiple add banner controller, multiple payment options etc are just a few from a list of features. It offers a strong, growing, helpful online community.http://www.zen-cart.com/ GuestBook A guestbook is a logging system that allows visitors of a website to leave a public comment. The purpose of a website guestbook is to display the kind of visitors the site gets, including the part of the world they reside in, and gain feedback from them. This allows the webmaster to access and improve their site. A guestbook is generally a script, which is usually remotely-hosted and written in a language such as Perl, PHP, Python or ASP. Many free guestbook hosts and scripts exist. Some guest books are mentioned here: MJ Guest It's a free professional guestbook which is very much user-friendly, powerful, reliable and Stylish. Some of the key features are Setup Utility, Strong anti-hacker input control, AntiSPAM, multi-Database, Graphic Themes, W3C standard-compliant, periodical Updates, PHP Object Oriented stable code etc.http://www.mdsjack.bo.it DBGuestBook It is a free, simple guestbook script that doesn't require a database. It allows you delete entries and ban IP addresses through an easy-to-use, password protected administration interface. There is also a customizable bad words filter. You can receive an e-mail notification anytime someone signs your guestbook.http://www.dbscripts.net/guestbook/ Silentum GuestBook It is an easy-to-set-up guestbook system that uses a text file to hold the entries. So MySQL is not required. It can be up and running in a matter of minutes and integrated easily into any page. Spam-related words which, when detected, prevent the entry from being added. There is also a required 4 digit verification code before posting to throw off almost all bots. The guestbook allows for an unlimited number of entries.http://hypersilence.net/silentum_guestbook.php Community Projects Freelance Open Source Web Development Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * google seo wordpress (not verified) access_time 28 Jan 2020 - 15:39 In reply to Very Good collection you have by Mobile Marketing (not verified) With havin so much content do you ever run into any issues of plagorism or copyright violation? My website has a lot of unique content I've either created myself or outsourced but it looks like a lot of it is popping it up all over the internet without my agreement. Do you know any solutions to help reduce content from being ripped off? I'd definitely appreciate it. Pagination First page « First Previous page ‹ Previous Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Current page 5 Add new comment
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04th April 2007 Linux
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Linux is the epitome of the FLOSS model. For a developing country like India, the FLOSS paradigm works out to be an optimal solution. This is not just because FLOSS philosophy means free software, although it is one of the crucial factors. We at Zyxware would like to offer our services for free for people interested in trying out Linux. Currently we will be providing this service only to people in Trivandrum. If you would like to install Linux on your PC we will be more than happy to send one of our service engineers and install it on your PC. Dont worry about trying it out - your old operating system will be maintained as it is. All you would need is around 5GB of free hard disk space and you are ready. If you would like to know more about linux or, to see how it works or, to try it out on your PC, give us a call at 0471-4063818 or drop by our office. FLOSS is not just about free stuff but it is more about the freedom - a freedom to choose. There is always the much touted cost factor. It is true that the software is free but there are operational costs. There has been aspersions cast about the TCO(Total Cost of ownership - purchase cost + maintenance cost + efficiency cost) being higher for FLOSS solutions. However several independent studies over large sample sets have indicated that it is in the contrary. FLOSS promotes local industry and local businesses through the software support model. Add to it the fact that there is no cash outflow from the country for software purchases, FLOSS is a dream-come-true solution for developing countries. GNU Linux as an operating system has come a long way since it started out. It has been seen that there is a wrong notion among people, who are ignorant about Linux, that the system is not user friendly. This was true some time ago but not anymore. The GUI has all the features that normal users are used to on a Windows desktop. Additionally most Linux distributions comes with most of the popular applications that a normal PC user would require. This would include office applications, web browser, chat applications, graphics editors, multimedia players for the basic user. For the power users the system can be preloaded with database servers, web servers and hosts of other application servers and applications. Our preferred Linux distribution is Ubuntu and its variants - Kubuntu (with the KDE desktop), Edubuntu (preloaded with educational applications), Xubuntu (with the much lighter XFCE desktops targeting older systems). Ubuntu is one of the fastest growing Linux distribution available in the market. It is very easy to install and even easier to use. The installation is so much more simpler than a Windows installation and takes less than half the time too. The default installation comes with almost all applications that a normal home or office user would require. Any additional application can be installed in a few clicks using the built in package manager - apt + synaptic. Ubuntu has a very dynamic community that is willing to support people for any and all issues. Commercial or Governmental establishments can get paid support from any of the Linux Support Companies - including Zyxware. We also give away free Original Ubuntu CDs. We get our Ubuntu CDs in bulk from ubuntu.com. You can also request for free CDs from shipit.ubuntu.com . However we feel that it would be cheaper for Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, if you get the CDs from us. If you like any other distribution or other flavours of Ubuntu we can download it using our high speed connection and write CDs for you Linux Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Dewey J. Corl (not verified) access_time 28 Jan 2020 - 15:39 Linux is not ready for the general public! (I am a Ubuntu user). For proof, 1. try to simply print labels on a Dymo label printer. It takes a LOT of work to get to the ease of label printing already available in Windows and Mac. 2. try syncing a modern Palm based PDA. Yes, jpilot and others will sync the main data, but pictures and midi files do not get transferred without a lot of extra setup. These are examples of applications that are not ready for the general public. Since an operating system only supports applications, Linux is not ready to be a common desktop for the general public. While we are waiting for the applications to catch up, keep up the good work!! Anoop John (not verified) access_time 28 Jan 2020 - 15:39 Dewey Yes you may be right. But these are not applications that a common man would use. A common man would use one of these applications - Internet browser, Chat Client, Email Client, Document Writer, Presentation Creator, Spreadsheet Editor, Movie Viewer, Music Player, CD/DVD Writer. Both examples you cited are more specific applications that only a small percentage of the whole population uses. It will take time before those hardware vendors identify the need from their perspective to address the Linux community. Krishnadas (not verified) access_time 28 Jan 2020 - 15:39 Dear Mr Anoop, Thank you very much for the free installation of LINUX done in my PC. I am getting immersed in the LINUX and seeing the versatility. To my surprise, I am able to read one of my old backup CD(wherein lot of my valuable file exist) done in DIRECT CD wizard (a custom cd writing software of Easy Cd creator in WIN98) which could not be read in XP. Installation of old version of easycd creator/direct cd program was not possible in XP. I thought that possible i lost all data. Very pleasant start! Srikanth N. S. (not verified) access_time 28 Jan 2020 - 15:39 Hi Anoop, My friend is thrilled with Ubuntu. One of his grouses with windows was that after OS installation, everything else is to be installed separately which is a real headache. WHereas if u install Linux, everything is installed as a package and he is thrilled to bits! Let linux installation spread in Trivandrum and your service in this direction is highly appreciated. Kepp up the good work Regards. PDA Freak (not verified) access_time 28 Jan 2020 - 15:39 Is it possible to install linux on a packardbell notebook ? Pagination First page « First Previous page ‹ Previous Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Current page 5 Add new comment
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01st April 2007 Community Projects , Freelance
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The project aims to open up the freelancing market for the Student Community and thereby give tremendous exposure and technologically empower the students. Ultimately this aims to create a vibrant technical forum or even a company owned by students among the students that can nurture innovation and entrepreneurship among the students and promote open ideas, technologies and products. Background and Motivation Outsourcing as a model has diverged into several different categories based on project domain, technologies involved, size and nature of project etc. One of the less explored categories is the freelancing model. This category is differentiated by the size of the projects involved - usually in the lower end of the price spectrum anywhere from 10$ to several hundreds of dollars. Freelancers differ from the regular IT players in that they work on their own, taking up projects in domains and technologies that they are comfortable working on. As a community, freelancers thrive on such projects with skills and capabilities that are comparable to those owned by engineering students. However students normally have a few limitations in accessing the freelancing market. Primarily they wouldn’t have a dollar account where they can receive the payments. Getting freelancing projects also pose a difficulty for the students in that they would only have knowledge of very limited technologies. So they would have to sieve through large number of projects before they can get to something they can chew. Another not-so-evident problem is that it is usually tough for newbies to get somebody to give them projects. It gets easier as one builds ones’ profile. Zyxware Technologies is committed to its vision of playing a role in community and social development. We see the above situation as an opportunity for us to help the student community. This would also give us a chance to bring up a technical community among the students of engineering colleges. Objectives 1. Open up the freelancing market for the student community. 2. Give an opportunity for students to earn reasonably good amounts of money. 3. Provide an opportunity for the students to gain exposure in working with international clients and on bleeding edge technologies. 4. Promote entrepreneurship among the students. 5. Give exposure to students in programming, project management, communication and collaboration. 6. Give and edge to students in getting their first job. 7. Create a technical forum of students from different colleges to interact with each other on a technical level. 8. Create a technical community for the promotion of Free and Open Source Software(FOSS). 9. Create a framework for promotion of similar ideas and communities. Target Community Engineering Students of all branches and all semsters from S1S2 to S7. Modus operandi This project is planned in two modes. In the first one, the pilot mode, we are targeting Engineering Colleges in and around Trivandrum City. Currently the following colleges have been tentatively selected subject to the condition of generating enough interest for the project among the students. The colleges are a) CET, b) SCT, c) Barton Hill, d) Mar Basaleus Engineering College, e) University College Kariyavattom, f) Marian Engineering College. Once the project reaches a stable stage where the processes are set in place this can be scaled up to the next mode where it would be made open for any student in any college. One of the crucial aspects of the project is to ensure a steady stream of projects for the community. What we propose to do is to hire a team of people (starting with one person or two in the pilot mode) to manage the procurement of freelancing projects and be made available to the students. This would increase the efficiency in procuring the projects as they would have a large group of students with a collective suite of capabilities and technologies ready to take up projects from a wide spectrum. There is a well established framework of freelancing sites on the internet. However most of them require monthly payments to be able to access the site. We will be registering at these sites to get the projects. Ultimately we will be looking at creating our own framework where students can login and get their project or submit their finished project. The second aspect in the project is the technical know-how and capabilities of the students. Ultimately students will have to put in effort to learn different technologies and get up-to-date regarding technology trends. However we propose to take 2-4 sessions of free seminars to give an overview of the technologies involved and how they apply to different projects. The students will have to take it up from there in the actual learning part. Freelancing projects are mostly web oriented or small desktop applications. The technologies involved are pretty straight forward and can be easily learned in a couple of weeks of time. Moreover the students would gain expertise through the projects they do and over a period of time they should be able to take up any kind of project in any domain or technology. Another question that might come up is regarding the QOS for the end customer. Freelancing projects are normally given by individuals and SMEs and they would be interacting directly with the developer or the team to check on progress and quality. We could also think of setting up a QOS framework within the community itself. Fringe Benefits for Students 1. Free web-space and hosting . 2. T-Shirts, Caps and other branding memorabilia. 3. Discounts on purchase of PCs and Peripherals. Sample freelancing projects. 1. Create a personal website comprising of some html pages and some photos. 2. Add a feedback form to a site. 3. Integrate a standard ready-to-install forum software on an existing website. 4. Create a banner for a site. 5. Design a site template. 6. Create icons and buttons for a website or a desktop application. 7. Create small desktop utility applications. 8. Create scripts for automating tasks either in windows or in *nix. 9. Install and customize a standard ready-to-install portal. 10. Integrate a standard module(for ex: photo gallery) in the portal. Community Projects Freelance Web Development Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Anonymous (not verified) access_time 28 Jan 2020 - 15:39 How can i join this project? what will be rewards and benefits? I am an MBA + BE webmaster access_time 28 Jan 2020 - 15:39 In reply to To know more by Anonymous (not verified) One of the main objectives of the project was to bring to the engineering students an opportunity to earn while they learn at school. In what capacity are you looking forward to joining the project? Cheers Anoop John Team Zyxware Pagination First page « First Previous page ‹ Previous Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Current page 5 Add new comment
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30th March 2007 Hardware , Linux
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Ever since we started our pc sales and services division we have been trying to get a system with 100% linux supported hardware. One of the pieces which had been the stumbling block till now had been the internal modem. We had tried all the internal modems available in the Trivandrum local market and we had failed, ... well not all. We have found the missing link! We recently tried out the WeP (Wipro e-Peripherals) Spider 56K V.92 PCI Modem with the Conexant HSFi CX11252-412 0610y1DB chipset (PCI ID 14F1:2F30 - from running lspci from Linux). This modem is supported in Linux and it costs only around Rs. 375. Up till now we were hesitant in offering to install linux on PCs with internal modems because of the dreaded unsupported winmodem issue. No longer so. New PCs are seldom bought with an internal modem but there are quite a lot of people with PCs who still depend on dialup as their primary means of accessing the internet. So this has opened up a whole new market for us and Linux. The Conexant HSFi CX11252 driver installation is pretty straigtforward and is given below Setting up Conexant HSFi CX11252 on Linux Linuxant.com provides drivers for modems with conexant chipsets. They provide two versions of the driver one is a fully free version and another is the paid version. The fully free version works perfectly fine but the modem speed will be limited to 14.4kbps. The paid version costs only around 19$ and those of you who can afford it should just go ahead and buy it. Linuxant is following a model that should be a good example for other driver development companies and hardware manufacturers. The driver installation has been simplified through an easy to use installation program. The installation is available at http://www.linuxant.com/drivers/hsf/downloads-installer.php. Just download the application and follow the instructions. If you are already connected to the internet through a DSL or a Cable modem connection or through your LAN then the installer will automatically detect your chipset and settings and download the required driver and install it for you. Otherwise you will have to download the driver from http://www.linuxant.com/drivers/hsf/full/downloads.php and set it up manually using instructions in the following page http://www.linuxant.com/drivers/hsf/install.php. Hardware Linux Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Cherry (not verified) access_time 28 Jan 2020 - 15:40 Is that true ? Are there many people who still use modems to dialup internet ? I was thinking of helping out with some limited internal modem support for NetBSD, but wasn’t sure what the user base is like. Anoop John (not verified) access_time 28 Jan 2020 - 15:40 Yes I have come across quite a few customers who still use dialup as the only means of accessing net. For people who just use internet to check mail, dialup is the cheapest way to go. shankar (not verified) access_time 28 Jan 2020 - 15:40 I have read your above article. I have the same problem. I want to use the new Bharatiya Operating System Solution (BOSS) which is linux based. My dial up modem of D-Link is not detected in linux/BOSS neither I can get a driver for linux. D-Link company have informed that they do not have any modem supporting linux. Please inform whether you can send it by post, cost and methods available for payment. regards, shankar Pagination First page « First Previous page ‹ Previous Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Current page 5 Add new comment
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27th March 2007 Community Projects , Entrepreneurship
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on 27th March 2007 / by webmaster
Freelancing is not just sitting home and earning some extra income, it is in fact a proven career option. Anybody who is capable of working in an IT company should be able to earn as much or even more through freelancing. Besides being a viable employment option for the unemployed, it gives students and non-IT employees an addional revenue source. As the adage goes - there is no free lunch - you have to put in some effort to get into this field. However it is not very difficult and if one spends some dedicated effort he/she can start off in this field in a matter of 2-4 weeks. The following gives a mashup of some of the points you have to consider... Who can be a successful freelancer Literally anybody can become a successful freelancer There are no preconditions and no essential qualifications There will be a field that matches your interest and capability You dont have to have any technology know-how to start with Essential Attributes for a Freelancer Willingness to work :) Confidence in one's own abilities Desire to grow Skills you will learn along the way Ability to work independently Ability to self-learn Targeted browsing skills and Good internet-search skills Good communication skills (Obviously) Good technical skills Areas where freelancing opportunities are avaialable Web Application Development Desktop application Development Graphics Designing - logos, themes, icons Website Designing - layout, templates CAD conversions Slideshow Presentations Technical writing Professional Blogging Data Entry Software Documentation Content editing, manuscript reviewing Before you start off Identify two or three areas where you would like to try a hand Learn essential technologies and tools required to work in the selected areas Identify people whom you could fall back for technological assistance Starting off Bite only what you can chew. Try out a few small projects initially Communicate with the community your problems and get help when needed Build expertise in the technologies and tools in the selected area Contribute to the community to build your profile within the community Succeeding as a freelancer Anybody putting in some effort should be able to manage a decent career as a freelancer To succeed exceptionally well you will have to work exceptionally well You will have to gain top-class-expertise in the area you select You should have a very good profile within the community and should be contributing well for the community. Good luck with freelancing Community Projects Entrepreneurship Freelance Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Ranjith Antony (not verified) access_time 28 Jan 2020 - 15:40 Anoop, Have been following your blog for a while. This is a proven concept in US. There is a whole bunch of them here and they call themselves as Indie Developers. Nice name eh? And there has been some successful players in the market as well. Nick Bradbudy is one of them. He is maintaining a blog at nick.typepad.com where he recently blogged some generous tips for wannabe indie developers. I think, his blog is an inspirational tool, which probably you might want to add it to your initial list in this blog. Yet another one is Jan Goyvaerts the creator of EditPad Pro. He maintains a blog at http://www.shareware-beach.com/. I myself is a loyal customer of both Nick’s and Jan’s products and I can attest myself that they do what they preach. Yet another concept, which is somewhat relevant to Freelancing is MicroISV a word first coined by Eric Sink (Founder of SourceGear) and later being used and misused by wannabe entrepreneurs. ~ranjith Pagination First page « First Previous page ‹ Previous Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Current page 5 Add new comment
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26th March 2007 Freelance , Web Development
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on 26th March 2007 / by webmaster
Web-Development projects are one of the most widely available freelancing projects. The entry barrier for this segment of the market is also pretty low. The income generation possibilities are moderate to pretty decent. Remuneration would range anywhere from 1$ per hour to 15$ per hour depending on the type of job, complexity of the job and the nature of commitment. A vast majority of these projects use a small set of widely popular technologies. The following list gives some of the more popular technologies you need to learn to start with freelance web-development work Primary Technologies HTML/XHTML HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language. Knowledge of HTML is a prerequisite for any kind of web application development. HTML is a markup language that uses text tags to convey layout and presentation information about the content. It is very easy to learn and once learned, one can use a plain text editor to create web pages on the fly. XHTML is an extension to HTML in that it specifies that the document must be valid XML. Useful Links http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Html http://www.tizag.com/htmlT/ http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_intro.asp http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/http://validator.w3.org/ CSS CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets. It is used to describe the presentation of a document written in a markup languageges like HTML or XHTML. All visual aspects of the content in an HTML/XHTML page should be described using CSS. This would lead to a clean separation of the content from its presentation. This gives the power to the developer to design highly flexible and reusable web designs. Useful Linkshttp://www.w3schools/css/css_intro.asp http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Csshttp://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/ Javascript A scripting language based on the concept of prototype-based programming. Best known for its use in websites Useful Links http://www.w3schools.com/js/js_intro.asp http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JavaScripthttp://www.quirksmode.org/http://www.breakingpar.comhttp://www.w3.org/DOM/http://devedge-temp.mozilla.org/central/javascript/index_en.htmlPHP PHP (PHP:Hypertext Preprocessor) is a reflective programming language designed for producing dynamic Web pages. Is perfectly suited for Web development and can be embedded directly into the HTML code. It is very similar to Perl and C. It is one of the most widely-used, free, and efficient alternative to competitors such as Microsoft's ASP. Useful Linkshttp://www.w3schools.com/phphttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Php http://www.php.net/manual/en/ http://www.tizag.com/phpT/index.php MySQL Is a multi threaded, multi-user database management system. The server runs on both windows and linux. MySQL is one of the most popular database system available in the market. MySQL is embraced by most of the FLOSS community and is the preferred database for most of the FLOSS solutions out there. Useful links http://www.mysql.com/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MySQL.http://www.tizag.com/mysqlTutorial/ http://www.w3schools.com/sql/sql_intro.asp http://www.w3schools.com/php/php_mysql_intro.asp Secondary Technologies POSTGRESQL PostgreSQL is a free software object-relational database management system (ORDBMS). It is a commercial grade open source database system that can match head on head with any other leading commercial database systems in the market. Along with MySQL it is one of the most used database system in FLOSS applications. Useful Links http://www.postgresql.org/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PostgreSQL Ruby On Rails Ruby on Rails is a web application framework used for Rapid Application Development (RAD). The primary objective is to increase the speed and ease of web development. Is an open source project written in the Ruby language. Useful Links http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruby http://www.rubyonrails.org http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruby_on_rails JSP JSP is a Java technology that allows software developers to dynamically create web pages. The JSP syntax adds additional XML-like tags, called JSP actions. The technology allows for the creation of JSP tag libraries. They are compiled into Java Servlets by a JSP compiler. JSP compiler may generate a servlet in Java code that is then compiled by the Java compiler. Useful Linkshttp://java.sun.com/products/jsp/http://java.sun.com/j2ee/1.4/docs/tutorial/doc/index.htmlhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JavaServer_Pages AJAX AJAX - Asynchronous JavaScript and XML. It uses javascript to communicate with a webserver. One of the key aspects is that this would result in updating information on a webpage without refreshing the browser. This would result in a desktop application feel for the web application. Although been in existence for quite some time this was popularized by Google through its web applications Useful Linkshttp://www.w3schools.com/ajax/ajax_intro.asp http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajax ASP/ASP.Net ASP is Microsoft's Server-side scripting engine for dynamically-generated web pages. It is an object based programming language. Most ASP pages are written in VBScript. ASP.Net uses the .Net framework for creating web applications. Any of the languages VB.Net, C#.Net or J++.Net can be used within the .Net framework. Very few FLOSS solutions use .Net technologies. Useful Links http://www.w3schools.com/asphttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Active_Server_Pagehttp://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa286483.aspxhttp://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms644563.aspx VBScript VBScript(Visual Basic Scripting Edition) is an Active Scripting language. It is widely used in ASP as the scripting language. It is also used in creating automation scripts in windows. Useful Linkshttp://www.w3schools.com/vbscript http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VBScripthttp://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms950396.aspx Freelance Web Development Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
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18th March 2007 Community Projects , Training
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on 18th March 2007 / by webmaster
Even though Kerala can proudly claim that it has almost 100% literacy rates, the e-literacy rates are dismally low. The younger generation is being initiated into the world of computers through their schools very early in their lives. However the not-so-young generation has missed the bus and of these only those with strong initiative have successfully gotten into the bandwagon. Kerala Government is extensively trying to spread e-literacy but there is still a big chunk of the population who have not participated in the Akshaya campaign. Some reasons are i) no time after regular employment, ii) uneasiness in going to a literacy class iii) sensitivity in proclaiming the e-illiterate status. To tackle some of this problems we have launched a test program where we send our staff to train the e-literate in the comfort of their homes. We are just taking on the enquiries one at a time currently to see the general response. If this program is a success we hope that it would generate employment opportunities for the e-educated unemployed youth in the state. Additionally this program would increase prospects for students to get some part-time employment and earn some extra income. Let us wait and see Community Projects Training Drupal Contributions Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
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07th March 2007 Hardware
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on 07th March 2007 / by webmaster
The much awaited World Cup 07 has started. It is unfortunate that you have a world cup competition smack in the middle of exam season. Ever wished you could record the whole matches and view it later. Dont worry here is the simple solution. In 4 easy steps you can convert your computer into a TV and use it to watch and/or record all the world cup matches. Buy an internal TV Tuner card or an external TV Tuner Box. Be careful when you buy external tuners - not all of them support recording. Install the card in your PC/Set up the tuner box. Split your cable connection and connect one branch to your Tuner. Make sure you use balanced splitters and not just cut and splice. Schedule to record the match and turn of monitor & speakers if you dont plan to watch it live. Ensure that you dont have any of the power-saving modes on. Voila - you have your own personal recording station. If you need assistance in buying/installing/setting up the tuner/setting up connections, give us a call at 0471-4063818 or send us an email at info at zyxware dot com. We would be more than happy to help you with this. Hardware Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
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22nd February 2007 Community Projects , Free Software
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on 22nd February 2007 / by webmaster
We started zyxware with a vision to play an active role in changing the world around us positively. We are happy to announce the pilot mode launch of our first community initiative - Freelance@Zyxware. Through this project we hope to empower the student community technologically and financially. We hope that this would also give them a wonderful opportunity to learn and try new technologies, interact with other students with similar likes and the best part - get paid for doing this. Additionally we hope to nurture and build a forum of students through this project to promote FOSS, entrepreneurship, other open ideas, and similar initiatives. You can read more at Freelance@Zyxware Community Projects Free Software Drupal Contributions Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
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