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Open Source Applications
We know these well. We use them every day. We also use Microsoft products extensively.

Why you shouldn't rely on Apple, Google, Amazon AWS, Yahoo, Oracle (Sun), Facebook or Microsoft for your desktop/server-side functions (PLEASE READ)

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WEB CLIENT APPLICATIONS Version Comments
Firefox logo v53.0.3
Add-ons used by us

Newest FF Themes and Add-ons. Feed at 
Latest updated FF Themes and Add-ons. Feed at

To make many things work in FF you will need Plug-ins:
Very nice VRML plug-in  (3D space viewing) not that important
The Most Important Ones   (without these you will be asked to install Java plug-in, etc.)
Thunderbird logo v52.1.1
Add-ons used by us

Newest TB Themes and Add-ons. Feed at 
Latest updated TB Themes and Add-ons. Feed at
Sunbird logo v2.6.4
A good iCalendar format program.

Last public release made, transferred to Lightning
Google Chrome  Chromium v58.0.3029.110
Try Google Chrome browser. Fast. Simple. Not for the power user.
Uses lots of memory per tab opened.
Derived from Open Source Chromium distributed with most Linux distros.

Add-ons used by us
v32.0.1948.69
 Opera - Open Standards browser. Add-ons available here.

Can Opera ever achieve a significant proportion of the browser "market"?

Probably not, now that it's a Chrome fork. You should test your code against it. Just to be sure.

v11.4.7
 Amaya - Open Source browser and editor. Now obsolete. Forks may appear.
v1.0.3
 Chandler Project - Open Source Notes, Calendar, Task and Event Client (Hub server too). Project terminated.

CLIENT APPLICATIONS Version
OpenOffice logo v4.1.3
OpenOffice taken over by Apache (after being StarOffice, part of Sun, then part of Oracle).
See if you like it better than Microsoft Office. Project stagnant to terminated.
LibreOffice logo v5.3.3.2
LibreOffice forked release away from Oracle.
Better than Microsoft Office. More, newer, features than Oo.
>v4.0 equals or betters Microsoft Office in all ways.
v2.8.6
Try AbiWord another good word processor
You should get the collaboration tools, etc. as shown on the download page.
Get Import/Export Plugins, Tools Plugins, fonts for equation editing & dictionaries
Calligra v2.9.11
Try CalligraIncludes builds for KDE, Mac OS-X and Windows
Psi logo v0.15
Psi is an Open Source Jabber protocol messenger (multiple IM)
v2.10.12
Pidgin is an Open Source multiple platform multiple IM protocol messenger.
It was previously called Gaim.
v0.5.3b_4972
Retroshare is a secure P2P IM network program
v0.7.3.1-255
OneSwarm is a secure P2P IM network program
v1.3c
WASTE is a secure P2P IM network program
Blue Griffon v1.5.2
Blue Griffon is an Open Source Webpage WYSIWYG editor
Nvu logo v1.0
Nvu is an Open Source Webpage WYSIWYG editor There's also a bug-fix project called KompoZer
GIMP logo v2.8.18
GIMP
 
GNU Image manipulation program
MyPaint v1.2.0
MyPaint
 
GNU Image manipulation program
Timeslot Tracker v1.2.7
 Time Slot Tracker - simple Open Source time and project manager (Java) EXCELLENT
v1.6.2
 Project Libre - Open Source project management to rival MS Project
v1.6.5
Wireshark - Open Source network protocol analyzer
v4.1.70
 Zenoss - Open Source network management
v1.7.10
 Cygwin - Open Source UNIX commands for Windows
v0.91
 Inkscape - Open Source Scalable Vector Graphics editor
v1.0.3
 Chandler Project - Open Source Notes, Calendar, Task and Event Client (Hub server too).
Project terminated.

SERVER APPLICATIONS Version
Mailman logo v2.1.1/2.1.20/3.0.1
Mailman
 
e-mail List manager (why would anybody use Constant Contact ($$$) ?????!)
poMMo vPR16rc4
poMMo
 
e-mail List manager (why would anybody use Constant Contact ($$$) ?????!)
GroupServer v11.08
GroupServer
 
e-mail List manager (why would anybody use Constant Contact ($$$) ?????!)
Google logo
Not the Google version, please read on.
v1.5.x
PhpSitemapNG
 
A sitemap generator which works! Easily used to send sitemap information (using cron) automatically to Google Sitemaps. Cron involves using Lynx if your PHP is part of Apache as opposed to a CGI install. Ours is Apache, making Lynx work with cron was easy. The Google Python version is very cumbersome and doesn’t site crawl.
Spamassassin logo v2.5.4/3.4.1
The ultimate Spam blocker - SpamAssassin
ClamAV logo v0.97.3
ClamAV – antivirus scanning for *nix servers
ModSecurity: Open Source Web Application Firewall v2.6.3
ModSecurity - Open Source Web Application Firewall
v1.2.3
WebCalendar - Open Source Web-based Calendar
Version PROJECT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
v2.1.5
dotProject - Project management on the server-side
v4.2
Tryton - all in one project system
Version BULLETIN BOARD SYSTEMS
v3.1.9
phpBB – bulletin board system
phpBB v1.4.4
PunBB – bulletin board system
bbPress v2.0.2
bbPress - bulletin board system (requirements)
myBB v1.8.7
myBB - bulletin board system
Vanilla v2.0.18.2
Vanilla Forums - bulletin board system
YaBB v2.6
YaBB - bulletin board system (Perl)
Version APPLICATION SERVERS (Market Share)
v1.3.41/2.4.18
Apache – web application server
NGINX v1.0.12
NGINX – web application server
lighttpd v1.4.30
lighttpd – web application server
v2.13.0
Zope2 – multiple application server
BlueBream v1.0
Bluebream – multiple application server
Version IM SERVERS
JWChat v1.0
JWChat – totally server based Jabber "client"
phpFreeChat v1.3
phpFreeChat - PHP4 based chat server
Jabber v1.6.0
Jabber - XMPP Chat - Server Software
Version eCommerce SERVERS
OsCommerce v1.6.0
osCommerce eCommerce server
 Jabber v1.6.2.0
 Magento eCommerce server 
 OpenCart v1.5.1.3
 OpenCart eCommerce server
spree v2.0.0
Spree eCommerce server
PrestaShop v1.4.8
 PrestaShop eCommerce server
VirtueMart v1.0.0
 VirtueMart eCommerce server
Ubercart v3.0
Ubercart eCommerce server
ZeusCart v3.0
ZeusCart eCommerce server
AFCommerce not given
AFCommerce eCommerce server
ZenCart v1.5.0
ZenCart eCommerce server
simpleCart(js) v2.0
simpleCart(js) eCommerce server
tomatoCart v1.1.5
tomatoCart eCommerce server
RokQuickCart v1.3
RokQuickCart eCommerce server (Joomla CMS only)
StoreSprite v7 - 210509
StoreSprite eCommerce server**

Version OTHER
v1.7
FPDF – Generate PDF on the fly
Xiph not given
Xiph – Everything for audio/video server streaming
Vorbis Theora Icecast Speex CELT Opus FLAC XSPF

GROUPWARE SYSTEMS
Version
Citadel – stunning groupware on your server v8.02

OpenGroupware – groupware on your server (requires PostgreSQL) :-( v5.4

More Groupware MoreGroupware – groupware on your server v0.7.4


WIKIS
Version
MediaWiki – Wiki (help) on your web site v1.18.1
PHP 5 mySQL 4
TWiki TWiki – More than a Wiki on your server v5.1.1
Perl 5.6.1
DokuWiki DokuWiki – Documentation Wiki on your server v2012-01-25
PHP 5.1.2
PmWiki PmWiki – Documentation Wiki on your server ** v2.2.36
PHP >4.3
WikkaWiki WikkaWiki – Documentation Wiki on your server v1.3.2
PHP >4.1 mySQL 3.23
Moinmoinwiki MoinmoinWiki – Documentation Wiki on your server v1.9.3
Python 2.3.4

VIRTUAL MACHINES
Version

OpenVZ – Virtual machines - server/client v3.3

VirtualBox VirtualBox – Virtual machines - server/client v4.0.16

VMware VMware Server – Virtual machines - server/client (open standards) n/a


LANGUAGE & OTHER REFERENCES
Version
PHP logo http://www.php.net/  http://www.php.net/manual/en/
http://www.phphideout.com/  phpdev  
http://php.resourceindex.com/  http://www.hotscripts.com/PHP/
 
v4.3.11/5.5.31/5.6.17/7.0.2

Perl logo http://www.perl.org/
http://www.perl.com/
v5.6.1/5.22.1

Server Side Includes (SSI) http://www-jcsu.jesus.cam.ac.uk/jcn/documentation/html-only/ssi.html
http://httpd.apache.org/docs/1.3/howto/ssi.html
n/a

MySQL logo http://www.mysql.com/ v3.2.3/5.7

Firefox logo Writing Extensions (this is changing - ignore these links for now) http://roachfiend.com/archives/2004/12/08/how-to-create-firefox-extensions/
http://lifehacker.com/software/programming/how-to-build-a-firefox-extension-264490.php
http://www.lonerunners.net/1118-how-to-create-firefox-extensions.html
http://www.xulsoft.org/2007/08/23/how-to-create-firefox-extensions/
http://www.softwaredeveloper.com/features/firefox-extension-resource-072307/
v53.0.3

phpMyAdmin logo The link between mySQL, admin & PHP
http://www.phpmyadmin.net
v3.2.4.9

Chive Chive - Link between mySQL, admin & PHP v1.0.2

SQL Buddy SQL Buddy - Link between mySQL, admin & PHP v1.3.3

phpPgAdmin logo The link between PostgreSQL, admin & PHP
http://phppgadmin.sourceforge.net
v5.0.3

Python logo Python – another language v2.3.4/3.5.1

Ruby – another language v1.9.3

Eclipse – another language v3.7.1

Octave Octave – numerical/graphical language v3.4.3

AutoIt AutoIt – Windows scripting and automation and a whole lot more v3.3.14.2

Java Java – Scripting and automation and a whole lot more v8.0.131

AutoIt Javascript – Scripting and automation and a whole lot more
JavascriptKit site. JS Toolkit.
v1.8.5

jQuery jQuery – Scripting and automation and a whole lot more (example - Orbit) v1.7.1

jQuery PrototypeJS – Scripting and automation and a whole lot more v1.7


NoSQL DATABASES  (Ratings) (Definitions) (Market Share) (Compare)
  Application Requirements Version Apache mySQL PHP Perl Comments
mongo DB mongo DB mongo DB v2.0.2
- - - - -
HBase HBase HBase v?
- - - - -
Riak Riak Riak v1.0
- - - - -
Cassandra Cassandra Cassandra v1.0.7
- - - - -
CouchDB CouchDB CouchDB v1.1.1
- - - - -
Redis Redis Redis v2.4.7
- - - - -
hadoop hadoop  hadoop v1.0.0
- - - - -

FRAMEWORK SYSTEMS  (Ratings) (Definitions) (Market Share) (Compare)
  Application Requirements Version Apache mySQL PHP Perl Comments
appRain appRain appRain v0.1.x
- - - - -
symfony symfony symfony v2.0.9
- - - - -
yii yiiframework yiiframework v1.1.9
- - - - -
Prado Prado Prado v3.1.10
- - - - -
CakePHP CakePHP CakePHP v2.0.6
- - - - -
Codeigniter Codeigniter Codeigniter v2.1.0
- - - - -
 Under Construction! Zope  Zope    - - - - -

  General
   Preferred project
  Framework/Theme designer
  Try to Detect a site's CMS/Framework

CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS  (Ratings) (Definitions) (Market Share) (Compare)
  Application Requirements Version Apache mySQL PHP Perl Comments
MODx CMS MODx CMS 2.1.3/v0.9.1/2.4.2 2.2 5.1 5.3 - -
Wordpress.org [not .com] Wordpress.org Wordpress.org 3.2.1/v4.5.1 2.2.19 >=5.0 >=5.2.4 - PressworkFramework builder for Wordpress.org
NOTE! Wordpress.org is a full CMS (including Blog) which runs on your host's server.
Wordpress.com is a Blog only, which runs on wordpress.com only (SaaS). The two fulfill different functions.
Gantry  Gantry Gantry  v1.5.15
>=1.3  >= 3.23 5.2.17    Framework builder for Wordpress.org or Joomla 
Joomla CMS Joomla CMS v3.6
2.x 5.0.4 5.3 - Template Builder for Nvu
XCloner backup extension
Joomla stable (very)

1.5 1.3 3.23 4.3.10

CMSimple CMSimple CMSimple v4.0.3
1.3 none 4.3 - -
Mambo CMS
Dev Site
Mambo CMS v4.6
>1.13.19 4.x-5.x >4.4 - Template Builder for Nvu
Drupal CMS Drupal CMS v7.1.4
2.x 5.0.15 5.2.5 - -
Exponent CMS Exponent CMS Exponent CMS v0.9  2.x  5.0  5.2.1 - -
concrete5 concrete5 CMS concrete5 CMS v5.4.2  2.x 5.x 5.2.2 - -
PHP-Fusion PHP-Fusion CMS  PHP-Fusion CMS v7.02.02  1.3x/2.x  4.1 5.1.2
- :-(
 CMS  Application Requirements Version Apache mySQL PHP Perl Comments
Zikula CMS Zikula CMS v1.3.3
- 5.x(?) 4.3  - -
WebsiteBaker CMS  WebsiteBaker CMS v2.8.2
- - - -
e107 CMS  e107 CMS v1.0.1
- 3.22 4.3.0 - -
CMS Made Simple  CMS Made Simple v1.10.3
- -  - - -
Plone CMS  Plone CMS v4.1
-  - - ugly install
TikiWiki Tiki (Wiki-CMS)  Tiki (Wiki-CMS) v8.3
5 5.2 - -
OpenACS Open ACS CMS  Open ACS CMS v5.7.0
n/a  n/a - ugly install
Xoops CMS XOOPS CMS XOOPS CMS v2.5.5
3.24 4.2 - -
 CMS  Application Requirements Version Apache mySQL PHP Perl Comments
phpMyFAQ phpMyFAQ CMS phpMyFAQ CMS v2.7.3
-  - - -
TikiWiki WebGUI CMS  WebGUI CMS v7.10.24
 -  - - -
TYPO3 TYPO3 CMS TYPO3 CMS v4.7.2
 -  - - -
phpMyFAQ synType CMS synType CMS  v0.13  -  - - -
Pacer Edition Pacer Edition CMS Pacer Edition CMS v2.4.2
 -  - - -
phpWebSite phpwebsite CMS  phpwebsite CMS v1.7.1
 -  - - -
phpMyFAQ phpwcms CMS phpwcms CMS v1.5
 -  - - -
phpMyFAQ bitweaver CMS bitweaver CMS v2.8
 -  - - -
 CMS  Application Requirements Version Apache mySQL PHP Perl Comments
SilverStripe SilverStripe CMS SilverStripe CMS v2.4.7
 -  - - -
phpMyFAQ Frog CMS Frog CMS v0.9.5
 -  - - -
Radiant Radiant CMS Radiant CMS v0.9.0
 -  - - -
Textpattern Textpattern CMS Textpattern CMS v4.4.1
 -  - - -
Symphony Symphony CMS Symphony CMS v2.2.5
 -  - - -
Impress Impress CMS Impress CMS v1.3.1
>1.3  >3.23 >4.3.0 - -
Jaws Jaws CMS Jaws CMS v0.8.15
 -  - - -
Xaraya Xaraya CMS Xaraya CMS v2.3.0
 -  - - -
 CMS  Application  Requirements   Version Apache mySQL PHP Perl Comments
Symphony Nucleus CMS Nucleus CMS v3.64
 -  - - -
Symphony Jahia CMS Jahia CMS v6.5
 -  - - Java
Symphony Movabletype CMS Movabletype CMS v5.12
 -  - - -
Contao Contao CMS Contao CMS v2.11
 -  - - -
Hotaru Hotaru CMS Hotaru CMS v1.4.2
 -  - - -
Ariadne Ariadne CMS Ariadne CMS v2.7.7
 -  - - -
Tribiq CMS Tribiq CMS  Tribiq CMS v6.0.3
 5.0 5.2 - -
 CMS  Application Requirements Version Apache mySQL PHP Perl Comments
Pligg CMS Pligg CMS Pligg CMS v1.2.0
- - - - -
Geeklog Geeklog Geeklog v2.1.0
1.3 4.0.18 5.2.0 - -
zenPHOTO zenPHOTO CMS zenPHOTO CMS v1.4.2.1
- - - - -
Apache Lenya Apache Lenya Apache Lenya v2.0.4
- - - - -
SkyBlueCanvas SkyBlueCanvas SkyBlueCanvas v1.1
- - - - -
liveSite liveSite liveSite v7.3
- - - - -
Kajona Kajona Kajona v3.4.1
- - - - -
JoJo JoJo JoJo v1.0.0
- - - - -
 CMS  Application Requirements Version Apache mySQL PHP Perl Comments
FlatPress FlatPress FlatPress v1.0
- - - - -
feindura feindura feindura v1.1.6
- - - - -
bricolage bricolage bricolage v2.0.1
- - - 5.8.8 mySQL or PostgreSQL
BIGACE BIGACE BIGACE v2.7.7
- - - - -
Silva Silva Silva v2.3.4
- - - - Zope based
Python 2.6
moodle Moodle Moodle v2.2.3
2.x 5.0.25 5.3.2 - Educational CMS 
moodle Processwire Processwire v2.6.1
2.x? 5.0.15 5.3.8 - CMS









 Under Construction!  you may see multiple  lines  of  the    same application 


CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS  SO-CALLED "FREE" ONES AND PAID ONES
  Application Requirements Version Apache mySQL PHP Perl Comments
Weebly Weebly CMS SaaS none
- - - - from $8 to $25/month
Wild Apricot Wild Apricot CMS SaaS none
- - - - $$$
(from $25 to $200/month)
WIX WIX Flash (on browser end) none
- - - - Don't use Flash based CMS!
 Here's why.
1&1 SaaS none
- - - - -





































CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS  TEMPLATES/ THEMES / STYLES
  Application Requirements Version Joomla Wordpress Magneto phpBB Comments
RocketTheme CMS - none
x x x x  
  CMS - none
- - - -  
  CMS - none
- - - -  














































GALLERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS  
  Application Requirements Version Apache mySQL PHP Perl Comments
Gallery Gallery Gallery v3.0.4
2.2 5 5.2.3 - -
Coppermine Coppermine Coppermine v1.5.18
- 3.23.23 4.2.0 - -
Ajaxmint Ajaxmint Ajaxmint v1.0
- - - - -
Piwigo Piwigo Piwigo v2.3.2
- 5 5 - -
Pixelpost Pixelpost Pixelpost v1.7.3
- 3.23.58 4.3.0 - -
TinyWebGallery TinyWebGallery TinyWebGallery v1.8.7
- - 4.3.0 - -
Tomato Gallery Tomato Gallery Tomato Gallery v1.2
- - - - -

CLOUD MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS  
  Application Requirements Version Apache mySQL PHP Perl Comments
OpenStack OpenStack OpenStack v4.5.2012
- - - - -
Cloud Foundry Cloud Foundry Cloud Foundry v1.1
- - - - -


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