Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Recommended Website of the Month

Posted by Andy is a great resource for those of you stapped for cash (or just plain tight) it is an open source alternative to all your favourite software tools.
In the Open vs. closed section you'll find open source alternatives to your favourite commercial products. You can browse through their software categories and compare pros and cons of both commercial products as well as open source software.
Osalt believe that by choosing an open source product, the user obtains a number of advantages compared to commercial products, with the main plus being that the software is free!
They also point out that not only is open source always available for free, but it is a transparent application, in that you are invited exclusively behind the scenes to view all source code and thereby to suggest improvements to the product. Furthermore, every product is covered by a large dedicated network, or community, who is more than willing to answer any questions, you may have. I'd love to go into what they offer, but the options are endless, but no doubt you'll have fun trying out a few new tools.
In a nutshell, the world is your oyster...mmmm nuts and oysters.

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