OPEN SOURCE BUSINESS SOFTWARE
Here’s a (growing) list of open source business software that can be used for both business and personal use. It ranges from software to run underlying business infrastructure, to the end user desktop experience.
If you’ve any suggestions to add, let me know!
Open Source General Business Software
Open Office – Free alternative to MS Office
GnuCash - open source accounting
Wine - Open Source Windows Emulator, for running Windows applications on Linux and other operating systems.
Gimp - Image Manipulation
Scribus - Desk top publishing package for newspapers, news letters, brochure design and other paper publications
OPEN SOURCE ERP / MRP SOFTWARE
OfBiz - VERY comprehensive ERP & MRP software. This has been going some years and is now part of the Apache foundation.
ERPNext - a relative newcomer to the ERP Scene but with great potential
OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE FOR DEVELOPMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Open Source Operating Systems
FreeBSD – Super stable operating system
Linux – more well known than BSD, essentially the same (but different)
Ubuntu – well supported Linux distro, available in desktop and server forms
Mint – User friendly, growing linux distro
Debian - rock solid distro, more of a techie’s choice
Open Source Web Servers
Apache – the daddy of opensource web servers
nginx – the new kid on the block
Open Source Databases
mySQL - probably the most famous of free, open source databases.
PostgreSQL - a well established, rock solid and production grade database service
Open Source Cloud Network Infrastructure & Security
pfSense – AMAZING BSD based firewall & related tools
openVAS – opensource vulnerability scanner
Xen – virtualisation platform
KVM – Kernel based Virtual Machine
Open Source Infrastructure Monitoring
OpenNMS - a well established, scalable and configurable network monitoring system.
Icinga - a fork of Nagios
Zabbix – excellent, well rounded monitoring solution; used by myself.
Open Source Groupware & Email
Open Source Help Desk Systems