Voltamp Software Choices
There are many choices today when it comes to software. That is why we have compiled a
list of software, including links, that we at Voltamp Enterprises use on a day-to-day
basis. The majority of this software is Open Source and Free. Voltamp Enterprises
advocates freedoms in all aspects of life, including software. They are in no particular order.
- PDF Creator - PDF Creator is a
free Open Source PDF writer that installs just like a normal printer, except it allows you to write
the popular PDF file that is readable using Adobe's Acrobat Reader.
- OpenOffice.org OpenOffice is a free Open Source
office productivity suite that includes a word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation designer.
It supports Microsoft file types (.doc, .xls, .ppt) as well as the OpenDocument format.
- Subversion - Subversion is a free Open Source version
tracking system that manages all of our designs. It allows us to all versions of our web designs
accessible within a few key strokes.
- Smart SVN - Smart SVN is a free Open Source
client that is available on Windows, Mac, and Linux that interfaces with a Subversion server very well.
- Open VPN - Open VPN is a free Open Source
Virtual Private Network (VPN) which allows us to connect to our servers securely from anywhere in the
world. We have deployed Open VPN for ourselves as well as our clients so that server access is seamless.
- FreeBSD - FreeBSD is a free Open Source server
operating system we use to meet all of our server needs, including Subversion, file storage, and remote
- Ubuntu Linux - Ubuntu is a free Open Source
operating system designed for ease of use. It is an excellent stepping stone into the world of Linux.
- AVG Anti-virus - AVG is a free (for personal use)
anti-virus software that, in my opinion, is far superior to Symantec and McAfee. It supports daily updates and is
extremely user friendly.
If you need help picking out or installing software to meet your needs, call us for some friendly advice or assistance.