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Tough Times

Well, most of my projects have been nixed do to tough times. No SAN, no
server upgrades, no nothing. At least not this year anyway. Hopefully
next year will be better.

But on the plus side it really has me looking at Open Source stuff a lot
harder. Mainly the free stuff since it's what I can afford at the
moment. 😄

Some of the stuff I'm looking at.
ESXi
Linux
FreeRadius
Gimp
Drupal

What about you all?
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Re: Tough Times

On Thu, 02 Apr 2009 20:51:59 +0000, Matthew wrote:

> What about you all?


Same here. I'm so bored at work right now I can barely stay awake. It's
pretty bad in the steel construction biz right now.

If you're looking at content management like Drupal, you might want to
take a look at this:

http://www.cmsmadesimple.org/

Lance
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Re: Tough Times

http://www.novell.com/linux/

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Re: Tough Times

kgroneman wrote:
> http://www.novell.com/linux/
>
> 0:-)
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They are giving it away free with free updates and community support?
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Re: Tough Times

We looked into drupal. We also looked into joomla and are very happy with
the CMS joomla.

Bear in mind we didnt really have a concept of how a CMS would work. Joomla
was easy to learn and seems to haev ALOT of addons available.

We also use ESXi and are very happy with it too. For backup, VEEAM just
released Backup and FastSCP for as low as $325 per cpu (pcmall).

Also VEEAM monitor is now available for free...


"Lance Reynolds" <lanceNO@SPAMsatco.biz> wrote in message
news:cF9Bl.10981$Ht3.8780@kovat.provo.novell.com...
> On Thu, 02 Apr 2009 20:51:59 +0000, Matthew wrote:
>
>> What about you all?

>
> Same here. I'm so bored at work right now I can barely stay awake. It's
> pretty bad in the steel construction biz right now.
>
> If you're looking at content management like Drupal, you might want to
> take a look at this:
>
> http://www.cmsmadesimple.org/
>
> Lance



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Re: Tough Times

I looked at Joomla but it seemed to have a lot more functionality than what
I was willing to delve in to. CMS Made Simple was exactly what I needed to
get a php site built fairly quickly.

Lance

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Re: Tough Times

Lance Reynolds wrote:

> I looked at Joomla but it seemed to have a lot more functionality
> than what I was willing to delve in to. CMS Made Simple was exactly
> what I needed to get a php site built fairly quickly.
>
> Lance


I tried Joomla! (and have a few books about it if anyone wants them)
but it didn't do a couple of things that we really needed, and I found
that a lot of the things I wanted were available, but at a cost, and
not necessarily returned as open source, so we went with Drupal.

I know a lot of people say it's harder to understand, but it must be
people not like me, because I picked it up much faster than Joomla!
(and I don't like product names that have punctuation in them).

I prefer to pay the people that I want to develop new things that then
go back as community modules, rather than subscribing to a "club" to
get proprietary addons. We're pretty committed to using open source
software from a philosophical point of view, rather than just to save
money, so it works for me on a lot of levels.


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Re: Tough Times

Drupal was a bit harder for me to understand than some of the other
CMS's, but in the end it's much easier to work with. I like it better
than I do the others.

Personal preferences are the key though. 😄
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Re: Tough Times

In article <Pz9Bl.10978$Ht3.6987@kovat.provo.novell.com>, Matthew
<"system[spam]tyrant"@gmail[dot].com> says...
> Well, most of my projects have been nixed do to tough times. No SAN, no
> server upgrades, no nothing. At least not this year anyway. Hopefully
> next year will be better.
>
> But on the plus side it really has me looking at Open Source stuff a lot
> harder. Mainly the free stuff since it's what I can afford at the
> moment. 😄
>
> Some of the stuff I'm looking at.
> ESXi
> Linux
> FreeRadius
> Gimp
> Drupal
>
> What about you all?
>


I'm doubly cursed.

No money for servers, so that hampers my migration efforts.

But, they somehow managed to find money to rollout Sharepoint and
project to switch to Exchange is being rumored again.

Bah!
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Re: Tough Times

Matthew wrote:

> Drupal was a bit harder for me to understand than some of the other
> CMS's, but in the end it's much easier to work with. I like it
> better than I do the others.
>
> Personal preferences are the key though. 😄


Totally. I found the first time I installed Drupal it wasn't terribly
helpful with "what to do next", but now that I've done it a few times
(and read a bunch of books) it's much easier to understand.

Kathryn Carruthers
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Re: Tough Times

needed robust, secure ftp server - went with ftpd on FreeBSD (ESXi VM)
needed stat graphing - went with Cacti (Apache, mysql, php) on BSD (ESXi VM)
needed intra-office IM - went with OpenFire (jetty, java, mysql) on BSD
(ESXi VM)
needed content filtering - went with Squid, SquidGuard on BSD (ESXi VM)
needed IDS - went with Snort / BASE again BSD
backup MX - postfix on BSD


I'll leverage open source and BSD as much as possible if TPTB allow it -
needless to say, but the BSDs just lay low and do their job, the M$ boxes
get all the attention.


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