Open Source

Everything and anything that is Open Source and aligns with the spirit of Open Source

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Even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, businesses had a taste of what the future would look like. With platform-based services and related ecosystems taking over the world and our way of life, there has been little doubt about what business enterprises needed to do to keep up with the changing times. After the pandemic disrupted the normal way of life and businesses, organizations, educational institutions, and government departments alike had to look for digital solutions to carry on functioning, it became quite clear that we are already behind schedule on digital transformation.
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People can design, innovate, share software and knowledge efficiently and effectively with Free and Open Source Software tools. Free and Open Source software programs allow users to freely run the program for any purpose, modify the program as they want, and also freely distribute copies of either the original version or their own modified version. FOSS plays an integral part in development as its very nature makes it a natural component of development efforts.
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The much awaited Long Term Support (LTS) version of Ubuntu - version 8.04 codenamed Hardy Heron was released on April 24th. We now have the CDs and DVDs for the different flavors of Ubuntu 8.04 available at Zyxware. You can drop by our office to write a copy for yourselves or you can use the RequestCD Service to order the CDs and DVDs online.
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Ubuntu can be installed on a USB flash thumb drive and such a drive can be used just like a Live Ubuntu CD except that it would be faster and that you can save changes back into the pen drive. The process is easy but you can save yourself the hassle of doing that order for yourselves a fully working Ubuntu Live USB Pen Drive from us.
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We now have Debian Etch 4.0 DVDs at Zyxware. It is available in 4 DVDs. Click here to order your copy of Debian Etch 4.0 DVDs using our Request CD/DVD module. Please note that currently, this facility is available for users in India. Debian Etch 4.0 contains over 18200 packages with about 6500 packages more than the previous one. Debian has got GNOME 2.14 as its default desktop enviornment along with KDE 3.5.5a and Xfce 4.4 as alternatives. The entire system and packages are very stable as it has gone through a rigorous release cycle.
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We are happy to announce the beta launch of our new public service. You can now request us for any software that is freely available on the internet and which you cannot download on your own because of your bandwidth or time limitations. We will download the software, write the CD/DVD and mail the software to you. As simple as that. The mission of this project is simple - to promote Open Source software among those who have limited internet connectivity. Request your copy of your Favorite Free Software Now
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A majority of people still look at Linux as something where you have to type everything in consoles, where view documents in consoles and runs applications from consoles. This was the case several years ago. Not anymore. Desktop Linux has arrived. Almost all the major distros(distributions) come with at least one of the many window managers (the graphical user interface you see as the desktop) available in the OSS marketplace. Each distribution differs from others in one way or other; some for the better while some for the worse.
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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.