Open Source Reviews
- gecko-based browser that can be extensively extended using open-source plug-ins.
- Amaya browser/editor, sponsored by the W3 Consortium.
- Currently supports HTML, XML, XHTML, and CSS.
- "This also makes K-Meleon less resource-intensive and more responsive to user input (than Firefox), which is important for users of low-end hardware." - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K-meleon
- Ubuntu, supported by DELL Systems.
- "Ubuntu is a community developed, linux-based operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers." - Ubuntu Homepage
- Downloads available: From the homepage, a free CD, or ordered on CD or DVD
- OpenSolaris Starter Kit
- The free (no shipping or handling fees) Starter Kit includes three OpenSolaris distributions and step-by-step instructions on how to install and boot.
- A free and easy-to-use desktop operating system for home users - See the Wikipedia page for this
- Deki Wiki, sponsored by MindTouch
- MediaWiki, the most popular Open Source wiki software in use right now. Uses PHP and MySQL by default. This is the software powering this wiki and also powering Wikipedia.
- MoinMoin, a very lightweight wiki engine suitable for small sites or sites with very few editors.
Thunderbird (see our "Open Source at UNC" page)
SeaMonkey (was Mozilla Suite)
Pidgin (was GAIM)
All of the server software below is Open Source and included in the server install of Ubuntu. Be sure to choose the server edition and when you boot, choose the LAMP option.
- Apache HTTP Server, sponsored by the Apache Software Foundation, is also available for the Mac and Windows.
- MySQL Database Server, the quick and easy way to get started with relational database software.
- PostgreSQL Database Server, an incredibly robust and scalable alternative to MySQL.
- PHP Hypertext Preprocessor, a scripting language and interpreter that allows you to build dynamic webpages. Also available for Mac and Windows.
- Postfix mailer, server software that will let you run your own mail server.