The Linux Equivalent Project lists Linux alternatives to dozens of popular Windows applications, from Adobe Photoshop to ZoneAlarm.
The idea here is to show potential Linux adopters that making the switch doesn't necessarily mean saying goodbye to their favorite software. You can use Scribus in place of PageMaker, Quanta Plus in place of FrontPage and so on. Needless to say, the site includes links to all the "equivalents" so you can check 'em out directly--and encourages you to submit your own.
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Pragmatic viewpoints of Open Computing
From archive: December 2006 X
The Open Source at IBM portal is now live and easy to remember at http://www.ibm.com/opensource. The portal is IBM's first Web site solely devoted to open source and acts as a starting point to engage customers with information to begin the open source discussion. It also arms customers with the basics they need to know about specific initiatives IBM is driving with open source communities so you can help them incorporate open source into their organizations, where applicable, to increase the efficient adoption of open standards and innovation around them.
IBM's Open Source Initiatives -- the site is pragmatically organized into sections, including the "Open Source beyond Linux" initiatives we announced at LinuxWorld in August: Web Application Servers, Client (as in client/server) Collaboration, Software Development, Database Servers, Storage Management, Database Servers, Blade.org and Power.org, Globus Alliance and Grid Offerings, and Open Source Services, as well as a section highlighting the Linux Integrated Stack.IBM and Open Source innovation -- integrating open source software into your customers' IT strategy alongside private source software.Open Source relevance to the IT industry -- the open source survey affords customers a concise snapshot of recent open source integration by industry and company size.Open Source and Open standards -- the white paper in the "About Open Source" section covers the role these entities play.Key access to Open Source links -- as a true portal, it also serves to refer customers to key Web sites within and outside of IBM.Articles on Open Source -- customer-ready articles from our Linux Executive Report magazine.[Read More]
Encouraged by the uptake of open-source development and offerings, IBM outlined a roadmap for open-source development during a press conference at LinuxWorld in San Francisco on Tues., Aug. 15.
“Linux has had a very dramatic effect on customers,” says IBM’s Scott Handy, vice president Worldwide Linux and Open Source, and is “the fastest growing server operating system in the world.” Now the company wants to build an open-source business based on what it learned from Linux. To that end, Handy unveiled IBM’s development roadmap and business strategy for open source beyond Linux.
Eight open-source business opportunities were identified:
Client-side middleware -- Supporting the Eclipse Rich Client Platform project for hosting cross-platform applications. Development tools -- Built on Eclipse, a universal open-integration platform of frameworks and exemplary tools. Web Application Servers -- Based on Apache open-source projects like Geronimo. Data servers -- Building on the open-source Apache Derby and no-license fee IBM DB2 Express-C. Systems management -- Including open-source Aperi project. Open hardware architectures -- Community-driven collaborative innovation with Power.org and Blade.org. Grid computing -- Expanded support for Open Grid Services Architecture and the Globus Alliance. IBM Business Consulting and Technology Services -- Enabling customers to innovate with open-source-based solutions and development models.
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