The Most Comprehensive Reference on Open Source Apps for Windows Users!
This book introduces Microsoft® Windows® administrators to the world of Open Source applications in order to save time and money. It provides readers with information and techniques for using the appropriate Open Source applications in a variety of situations, such as anti-spam, databases, E-mail, Web content, file sharing, word processing, spreadsheets, and more. By using a component approach in which readers can pick and choose their technologies, the book, for example, enables a Windows administrator to use Apache as a Web server, while still electing Microsoft SQL Server as a database. The focus of the product coverage is to help the administrator to perform more efficiently. The discussion of each option includes: quality of documentation available, how to package for installation in a business setting, and solving common tasks using various techniques. Although it offers an Open Source equivalent to many Microsoft applications, it does not attempt to offer replacements! for Windows applications but complements the Windows operational routines.
• Focuses on Open Source software that can be used to simplify common administration tasks on a Microsoft Windows operating system
• Covers numerous Open Source projects, including OpenOffice, OpenSSL, OpenLDAP, MySQL, Python, Xmail server, Apache, Samba, and others
• Uses the appropriate Open Source application in various situations, such as anti-spam, databases, E-mail, Web content, word processing, spreadsheets, shell scripting, file sharing, and more
• Includes a companion DVD with Open Source applications, source code, and figures On the DVD (see the Appendix for details)
This DVD contains numerous Open Source software applications, figures, source code, and extras
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS The third party software contained on the DVD runs on a variety of platforms and operating systems. Please consult the Appendix for more details, and especially Web site information for specific requirements, updates, etc. Minimum system requirements for all of these software products include: 1 gigabyte of free hard disk space; minimum of an Intel Pentium II processor (or comparable x86), and 128 MB of RAM; the software is intended for a Windows operating system (Windows 98; Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows Server 2003); DVD drive to run the disc.
About the Author
Christian Gross has over a decade of experience as a software engineer and consultant in the software development industry. His specialty is in the development of applications that are network dependent (e.g., client/server, distributed processing, Web services, Internet technologies). He is a regular conference speaker and has co-authored books for Wrox and APress.