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10 open-source alternatives for small business software

10 open-source alternatives for small business software
You can’t run a business—even a small one—without technology. You need computers, smartphones, file storage, a website, and a whole host of other tech assets. So how do you afford it all with a budget that’s tighter than a hipster’s jeans? Sure, some costs simply can’t be avoided, but you can get the tools you need without maxing your credit line. To point you in the right direction, we rounded up free alternatives for the most common software used by small and medium businesses. Office suite: LibreOffice With its word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software, Microsoft Office is the heart and soul of productivity for most businesses. LibreOffice offers the same general functionality in a free package. Email: Thunderbird Email is the primary method of communication for most businesses. You can save that $95 per user, though, by switching to Thunderbird for your email. Calendar: Lightning Another function that most businesses rely on Microsoft Outlook for is the calendar. Related:  Show me the moneyUseful computer bits

TOX: une alternative à Skype qui chiffre vos connexions pour garantir votre anonymat Vous connaissez sans doute tous Skype, la célèbre messagerie de Microsoft, et bien voici une alternative qui n'est pas encore tout à fait disponible (voir plus bas), mais qui ne saurait tarder. TOX est un logiciel libre de messagerie et open-source qui va vous permettre de faire sensiblement la même chose qu'avec Skype. Vous allez bien entendu pouvoir envoyer des messages, passer des appels vocaux ou des appels vidéos, mais il y a une grosse différence: les connexions sont entièrement et fortement chiffrées de façon à garantir votre anonymat et votre sécurité. Dans la logique, Barack Obama et les Américains ne devraient pas pouvoir vous espionner. Sinon le logiciel est conçu pour être très simple à utiliser, gratuit et sans aucune publicité. TOX est pour le moment encore développement et sur la page du site, le bouton de téléchargement ne marche pas encore.

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Mieux former les développeurs Open Source aux questions juridiques La Fondation Linux estime que l'Open Source nécessite des connaissances juridiques que ne possèdent pas toujours les développeurs. Afin d'éviter des difficultés juridiques de gestion de propriété intellectuelle concernant les projets Open Source, des développeurs mieux formés à ces questions sont indispensables, estime la Fondation Linux. Mais leur formation ne constitue pas l'unique solution, ont fait valoir d'autres membres de la communauté du libre lors de la conférence européenne LinuxCon qui s'est déroulée cette semaine à Edimbourg. L'adoption de l'Open Source engage des connaissances juridiques qui dépassent parfois celles des équipes qui développent des projets et qui ont souvent des difficultés à se débrouiller avec les problèmes de copyright, de brevets, de licences et de compatibilité, selon Jim Zemlin, directeur exécutif de la Fondation Linux. Une grande complexité sur le plan juridique

7 Habits of Highly Frugal People EmailEmail One of the most direct way to change your life, you need to change your attitude. No one else is responsible for what happens to you but you, so you can either complain about the things you don’t like in your life or you can set about changing them. If you’re tired of living paycheck to paycheck, having your phone regularly cut off, or making excuses to skip dinners with your friends, then you can use these seven habits to take control of your money situation and live a happier and more frugal lifestyle. Habit One: Be Proactive The first habit to develop is to take responsibility; if you fail, you have no one to blame but yourself. [Here are 6 action steps to take when you feel financially vulnerable.] What most people forget is that though you can’t control the stimulus, you can control your response. How to be proactive for effective frugality: Take the first step. Habit Two: Begin with the End in Mind How to visualize effective frugality: Define your goal. Habit Six: Synergize

30 Essential Pieces Of Free (and Open) Software for Windows Recently, I received a fresh new laptop from Dell. Upon receiving it, I did the traditional “installation of Windows from scratch” on it to remove a lot of the garbage that is preinstalled on Dells. Then I got really busy installing tons of great software that takes care of pretty much every software need I have. Not only was all of the software free, every piece of it was open source, which means that the code is peer-reviewed; no spyware here! What follows is a list of thirty pieces of software that are the cream of the crop of open source software for Windows. Now, if only there were an open version of The Sims 2, I might go the whole way and switch to Linux… Thirty Free and Open Software Programs Worth Downloading 1. Replaces Internet Explorer If you haven’t switched to Firefox for your web browsing needs, do it now. 2. 3. 4. Replaces Microsoft Word Want a good word processor but find Microsoft Word too expensive? 5. 6. 7. Replaces AIM, Windows Messenger, etc. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

Duncan McKean | How non-programmers can contribute to open source projects I get asked a lot by people who are interested in helping out open source projects, but have absolutely no programming skills. What can they do? Well, here’s a few ideas how non-programmers can contribute to open source projects. * It is worth noting that it is best to contribute to software that you actually use yourself. That way you feel the benefits. Use the Product The best way to contribute to open source projects is to use the products themselves. Bug Test Because you are now using the product, occasionally it’ll crash when you try and do something. Get in touch with the developers and tell them. Each projects will have a link to submit a bug. Write Documentation Help write the documentation for the project so it is clearer and easier to understand. Most of the time the developers are too busy developing and so the documentation needs some TLC. Translation Offer relevant skills you have Look at individual projects and see what they need. Evangelise Donate Be Professional

50 Ways to Save $1,000 a Year Looking for ways to save money this year? Want to boost your savings in a tough economy with little effort or pain? Good. Some of these tips will score you instant dough, while other money saving suggestions require year round strategies to amass the moolah. Here are 50 ways to save an extra $1,000 a year: Pay off Your Credit Card. Saving an extra $1000 a year is not impossible. Your Turn! Kerry K. The 7 best ways to learn how to code It’s never been a better time to pick up programming. No matter your age or experience, a plethora of tools are available to get you started or to help you refine your programming chops. Best of all, many of those resources are free. You no longer have to spend countless hours trying to deconstruct new programming languages with no help beyond sparsely updated message boards and the good graces of patient IRC chat buddies. (In my day…) Now there are expertly written tutorials, helpful videos, and a wealth of other resources online. Maybe you’re just curious about what all this programming stuff is about. And, if you’ll forgive us for tooting our own horn, you should also check out an eighth resource: our upcoming DevBeat conference, Nov. 12-13 in San Francisco. Codecademy Perhaps the most renowned online training resource — and for good reason, Codecademy offers easy-to-understand interactive tutorials for popular languages like Python and Ruby. You won’t be going it alone either. Coursera

Open Source Software Directory 4 Reasons For Multiple Savings Accounts Most people think of savings accounts solely as a source of emergency spending for a rainy day. But they're also best used for allocating money for big purchases such as a home or new car. To save money for multiple financial goals, you'll need multiple savings accounts. Why? Instead, targeted savings goals spur good spending behaviors because you must monitor your savings and spending to meet your goals, Frankle says. But before launching into any savings goals, first build a strong foundation. Greg McBride, CFA, a senior financial analyst at Bankrate, says once that's done, stash six months' of savings in an emergency fund. Despite the need for emergency savings at a time of high unemployment and slow job creation, only 24 percent of Americans have such a fund, according to a 2011 survey. But there are other needs for savings accounts than emergencies. Here are four more reasons why you need multiple savings accounts. Savings goals are being tracked

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