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Published on July 21, 2009

Author: surendersinghbwn



By this presentation we start our IT infrastructure Improvement and aware the people about F/OSS.

The Technological Institute of  Textile & Sciences Powering IT Infrastructure                  Rajesh Kumar                  Surender Singh Sr. Programmer Sr. Programmer

Agenda   Introduction  IT Infratructure  About License    About Cost of Softwares   MSDN Academic Alliance  Existing Systems and their Expenses  F/OSS Introduction, Screenshot   Problems  Suggestions    

Introduction The economic meltdown has severely affected all segments of the  economy  across  the  world.There  is  all  round  cost  cutting  and  a  seramble for lower cost alternatives.  The  Presentation  purpose  is  how  we  can  well  manage  the  IT  Infrastructure which is very complex and going to be, as passage  of time.  To know  more  about  the  Softwares  that  proven much better then  any proprietary software. Discuss some softwares available at zero  cost, it is robust, reliable and widely used    

IT Infrastructure  Peripherals Quantity Computers 447 Laptops 46 Total 493 Softwares Bandwidth Management Software Cyberoam Hardware Library Management Software Libsys Approx All PCs and Laptops installed Licenced Windows Enterprise Resource Planning Newton Elearning Environment Moodle Deployment Server PXELinux FTP Server VSFTP Web Server Apache   Network Boot / Remote Access   XDMCP

Know About License  Full­Packaged Product / BOX Pack – Media and Manual Include – Install on any System OEM Version Preinstalled  – No media/Manual Covers, Valid untill Machine exist. – System Dependent (Not Transferable) – Must buy new License if Motherboard Change OEM Version from System Builder / Starter Edition – Buy with New System within 3 Month date of Systems Purchased – Low Cost  – Upgraded with Volume Licensing Agreement Volume Licensing Agreement (MSDN AA)    

Approx Cost of Softwares Type of Software Proprietary Approx Costing in Rs. Server Windows 2003/2008 5181/- (CAL 374/- Per User) Desktop OS windows Vista 3330/- (Per PC) Office Suite MS-Office 3700/- (Per PC) Development Language Visual Studio .Net 4100/- (Per PC) Database MS-SQL Server 11440/- (2088/- SQL Cal) Graphics editing Photoshop 16,081/- (Per PC) Compilers Borland Turbo C++ Suite 1800/- (Per User) Web Development Tools Dreamweaver 10,721/- (Per PC) Analysis/IMG Processing MATLAB 5,00,000/- (for 10 Users) Antivirus Norton 1550/- (for 10 PC) Terminal Services Windows 2003/2008 954/- (Per Device) Animation Flash 13,401/- (Per PC) CAD AutoCAD 33,500/-   Accounting Tally Gold (Multi-  User) 40500/-

Volume Licensing Agreement (MSDN AA) Developer AA • For Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Department • Include all Softwares except MS­Office Rights • May Copy, Install and Distribute between Students, Staff, Faculty • Non­Commercial Use only Restrictions • Not for Institute's own Administrative or IT Systems • *Systems Purchased on or after 1st April 2009, must have an appropriately Licensed Genuine  Windows Operating System (Buy MS­Vista Starter Ed. Cost Approx. Rs.1475/­.) • MS­Office not covered under any membership, buy it separately  We are the member of MSDN AA for Three Years (2009­2011) * As per EULA change since June, 2009    

Desktop System Cost Hardware/Software Approx Cost Computer Hardware 30000 Windows Vista 3333 MS-Office 3700 Antivirus 1550 Computers Softwares Cost Total Cost  493 8583 4231419    

Adminstration/Management Tool  Administration/Management Tool Platform Approx Cost Bandwidth Management  Windows 2.75 Lacs (45000 Per  Software Year) Library Management Software Windows 1.5 Lacs  Enterprise Resource Planning Windows 25 Lacs Elearning Environment Linux Free Deployment Server Linux Free FTP Server Linux Free Web Server Linux Free Network Boot / Remote Access Linux Free    

Proprietary Softwares :Key Points  We have to  Pay for   Windows OS still – Microsoft stop support for XP – Vista not well performe on laptops and Low hardware   MS­Office    Support (Bandwidth MgtSystem, Library Software(support)   Antivirus (Norton, Macfee)   Lab Softwares like Adobe, Corel, Borland, Autocad etc.   Upgradation of Any Software    

Free / Open Source Software Legally entitled for... Software that can be accessed freely. Source code is available. Software can be altered to suit users needs. Software can be re­distributed freely without  violating copyright.    

Proprietary Vs. F/OSS Office Softwares Type of Software Proprietary F/OSS Operating System Windows, MAC Ubuntu, SuSe, Fedora Word processing Microfoft Word Open Office Writer Presentations Microsoft PowerPoint Open Office Impress Spreadsheets Microsoft Excel Open Office Calc Web Browser Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox; Opera Graphics editing Adobe Photoshop GIMP Desktop Publishing Quark Xpress Scribus Instant Messaging AIM GAIM Finances Quicken GnuCash; TurboCash PDF Creation Adobe Acrobat PDF Creator; Ghostscript Audio Editing ProTools Audacity Flowcharting Visio Dia Vector Graphics Adobe Illustrator Sodipodi   Email client Outlook   Thunderbird; kMail

Proprietary Vs. F/OSS Professional Softwares Type of Software Proprietary F/OSS Server Windows 2000/2003/2008 RedHat/Ubuntu/Debian Server Web Server Microfoft IIS Apache Language Visual Studio, .NET PHP Compilers Turbo C, C++ gcc, gc++ Database Oracle; ms sql server MySQL PostgreSQL Animation Maya Blender eLearning Blackboard Moodle Antivirus Norton ClamAV ThinClients Terminal Service LTSP Remote Admin MSTSC XDMCP, Telnet, Open SSH Analysis/Image Process. MathWorks MATLAB FreeMAT, Octave Remote Installation RIS Services Network, PXE, Kickstart Screencast Application Camtasia Studio xvidcap   CAD AutoCAD   QCAD, CADEMIA,

Screenshots File Brower Ubuntu Desktop    

Screenshots Impress Writer    

Screenshots Calc Firefox    

F/OSS : Key Points  OS Easy to Use, Deploy and Test before Installation  Open Office Support large number of File Extensions  Easy Administration Tools, Less Virus, Less System  stable problems  Online Packages Repositories  Huge Community Support  Less Vendor Specific Drivers Required  Easy Backup Tools  Secure       No Cost to Use, Support and Upgradation 

Problems to Implement • Weaning users from the traditional tools they        are accustome to. • Study well before use. • Patience  • Hardware specific Softwares • Well Internet/LAN connectivity      

What we have done... We have already overcome the few problems of F/OSS Implementation  Except to replace each users desktop. We are smoothly running...   eLearning Moduler Object Oriented Learning Environment, CMS        on Fedora Server  FTP server  MSDNAA FTP Site  Telnet Server  Software Deployment Server on Fedora (Virtual Machine)   Thin Clients and Remote Accessiblity    

What we require... Rather then to pay companies we should move  to F/OSS for that we require • Support from Administration  (Director/Management) • Encouraging Faculty/Students. • Build a team of motivated OSS Professionals. • Training/Motivation to the Staff to use OSS.  • A Helpdesk. •   Research & Development Department  

Our Contribution in F/OSS • We are the Various Linux ISO Image Tester  and Distributor • Educator  • Developer • Implementation Support Provider • Institute MOODLE Administrator • Desktop/Server Administration Support  Provider •   We have own Mirror Server  

Suggestions • We can move User Desktop from Proprietary Software to            Linux Desktop • Encourage to use Open Office, Firefox (Cross­Platform) • Use Low­Hardware Machine with LTSP • IP Chains to Setup Firewall, Squid for distribution of           bandwidth and SARG to monitor its consumption • Linux Apache MySQL PHP for Programming Environment • Webmin for System Administration and NTOP to manage            and monitor the entire Network • Backup on NAS using FreeNAS and OpenFiler • E­Mail Server using Q­Mail     • Library on Koha Software

TIT&S Users Desktop Model Type of Software F/OSS / Working Softwares/Tools Desktop OS /Servers Linux Ubuntu, Fedora Word processing OpenOffice, Koffice Writer, Kword Presentations OpenOffice, Koffice Impress, Kpresenter Spreadsheets OpenOffice, Koffice Calc, Kspread Programing/Database LAMP Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP Compilers C,C++, JAVA, Pascal, VHDL gcc, gc++, gpc, ghdl Bandwidth Mgt Software Firewall, Monitoring IP Chain, Squid, SARG Network Management System Administration Webmin, NTOP Library Software Web Based Evergreen, Koha, NewGenLib, Learning Environment OpenSIS rSmart, SAKAI and Kuali Time Table Cross Platform Software FET CMS Education/Enterprise Moodle, Drupal and Joomla     Email client Outlook Thunderbird; kMail

More Information On line Resources for More Information on the F/OSS •Free Software Foundation •GNU •Open Source Initiative •NOSI (Nonprofit Open Source Initiative) Linux distributions •Debian •Redhat  •Fedora •Ubuntu Where to find f/oss Sourceforge    •Freshmeat     Visit •Distrowatch

Credits   Presentation created with Open Office   Presentation theme distributed free with Open Office   Created using a computer running Ubuntu LINUX   J.A. Bhavsar, Group Head, ITM B.School, Navi Mumbai.   Eric Goldhagen, Radical Reference.   Proprietary Vs. F/OSS   On line sources used for this presentation are all listed on          the “More Information” page    

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