There is a world of software that isn't windows...
The free and Open source (FOSS) software movement provides an alternative IT infrastructure that is not beholden to large corporations but exists due to the efforts of volunteers and companies that freely donate time and resources to developing the software.
For many years this was viewed as a 'Geek' niche area but the software has now moved to a level of maturity that makes it more of a mainstream option. In fact many items of consumer hardware are using FOSS as their underlying software.
Some of the FOSS products we use and work with are:
- Linux - Operating systems such as Ubuntu
- Libre Office - a suite of office applications
- Zenoss - network management Package
- MythTV - A personal video recorder (PVR) system
- Joomla - Web content management system (CMS)