ELIN, Pazin; H. Dogan, CARNet
The idea behind
this lectures is to give an overview of using Linux and other
free software solutions in SOHO environment, but this could
be reflected to small business as well. We intend to review,
analyse and give the possible solutions that are both cost-effective
and easy to implement.
between Free Software and proprietary software - What is free
software, what is GNU license, what are the differences, what
are good facts, what are bad facts. Calculating TCO and hidden
2. Thinking over
Linux and other free alternatives Why Unix? Differences, difficulties
and state of the art GUI interfaces for Linux - free alternatives
to most known proprietary software.
3. The test: deploying
free software in your home The first step is to deploy small
enviroment in home to get in touch with the technology, to
play with it and to see how can it fit to satisfy individual
4. Deploying free
software in your company Migrating from proprietary to free
software; data exchange, backup, twilight time between running
on proprietary and free software. Technical issues and how
to circumvent them.
5. Social issues
of migrating to free software Dealing with your employees,
getting them used to work on different platform; self- and
inhouse- training of new technologies.
first savings Taking the bill and counting the pennies - how
much did we save by using free software?
7. Avoiding mishaps
at home and in company Technical overview of most important
aspects of deploying new technology; how to make transition
as smooth as possible?
8. Hardening the
security Final step in moving to free software - security
benefits of free software; how to tighten the security model
to get more secure working environment.
9. Sky is the limit.
Open talk about what can be done after the step 8.
and why to tell the others Reasons why it is important to
talk about good and bad experiences in using free software
in your enviroment.