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Mastufa Ahmed and Jayanta Ghosh

Open Source Social Networking Solutions

SocialCMS: The content management software SocialCMS allows non-technical users to create and make changes to a website easily. It is developed on Apache/PHP/MySQL platform & has various features such as CMS, Themes, Plugins, SEO, Newsletter etc.

Mahara: Mahara is an open source e-portfolio system with a flexible display framework. Mahara also features a weblog, resume builder and social networking system, connecting users and creating online learner communities.

Elgg: Elgg is an popular social platform, delivering the tools and resources that enable businesses, schools, universities, groups and associations to create their own fully-featured social network.

SemanticScuttle: SemanticScuttle is a social bookmarking tool experimenting new features as structured tags or collaborative descriptions of tags.

AROUNDMe: Create collaborative social websites (like Ning, Myspace, Yahoo or Google groups). Each group can create a multiple web pages. They get a drop in guestbook, blog, forum and wiki. Each group is fully customizable using xHTML, CSS, Javascript and PHP.

Clonesumating: Clonesumating is the open source version of the code that runs It features many state of the art social networking functions including user profiles, user tagging, matching and discovery based on quirky tag combinations, group activities such as weekly photo contests and blog questions, an event calendar, RSS feeds for everything, etc.

BeWelcome Rox: Get to know the global village and other cultures, share your place. BW Rox is the platform driving and other social networks, aiming to bring people together in real life. Organize your travel or stay abroad, travelblog, meetings, …

Mobile Apps for Professionals

Evernote: Evernote allows you to snap a photo, take a screenshot, type in text, or speak your note to capture information on the go. And once you’ve captured it, Evernote helps you organize and find it by making all of the information in your photos or notes searchable.

Dropbox 0.7: Dropbox is a great cloud service that automatically syncs a folder of files between multiple computers (Windows, Mac, or Linux). This app extends Dropbox to Android and interacts with other apps (such as Documents To Go) to open the files.

Shead Spreet Pro: Spreadsheets are the bread and butter of all the managers. They, we hear, love it more than life itself. The application is available in two formats: Pro and Lite. While Lite is free, it was developed in 2008 so there might be a few bugs, Pro is a paid service but is advert free.

EasyMoney: EasyMoney helps you track your daily expenses quickly and easily using a simple yet powerful user interface designed specifically for the AndroidTM powered smartphone.

Executive Assistant +: This is one of the fastest selling apps in the Android market. You might not be able to wrangle up an assistant as efficient as the one on your Dell Streak or your Android powered phone. The app will sync your email contacts, with their corresponding address book contact names.

Nokia2AndroidSMS: Nokia2AndroidSMS is a small application that allows you to convert SMS messages from Nokia Ovi datafiles into an xml file supported by the SMS Backup & Restore Android application.

OCLF: This is an APK (Normal Android App) that will install an EXT2 lag fix for you. The APK itself can support a number of different lag fixes. It currently has the old OCLF V1 fix, which uses symlinks, and it now also has a new V2 fix which uses bind mounts.

Heathcare Solutions

ClearHealth: ClearHealth software is a new generation of medical application designed by clinics and hospitals and powered by Open Source software. For years doctors and clinics have been subject to mediocre software, sometimes unscrupulous vendors, high pressure sales tactics and lackluster customer service. ClearHealth changes all that.

OpenMRS: OpenMRS is a community-developed, open source, enterprise electronic medical record system. Our mission is to improve health care delivery in resource-constrained environments by coordinating a global community to creates and support this software.

OSCARMcMaster: OSCAR (Open Source Clinical Application and Resource) from McMaster University is a web-based EMR (electronic medical record) system developed for academic primary care clinics yet suitable in specialty and non-teaching practices.

Zcore: Core is the foundation we use to create easy-to-use data collection and management applications for projects ranging from health care to legal case management. It is well-suited for point-of-care applications. Zcore features easy forms creation, multilingual capabilities, and useful networking and data center integration.

BioSig: BioSig is an open source software library for biomedical signal processing, featuring for example the analysis of biosignals such as the electroencephalogram (EEG), electrocorticogram (ECoG), electrocardiogram (ECG), electrooculogram (EOG), electromyogram (EMG), respiration, and so on.

InVesalius: InVesalius is a free medical software used to reconstruct structures of the human body. Based on two-dimensional images, acquired using Computed tomography or Magnetic resonance imaging equipments, the software generates virtual three-dimensional models correspondent to anatomical parts of the human body.

Open Dental: Open Dental, previously known as Free Dental, is dual licensed Practice Management Software available under both a commercial license and the GNU General Public License[1]. It is written in the C# programming language compatible with Microsoft .NET Framework and was first released in 2003.

Backup and Archiving software

Arctor File Repository 3.5: Arctor File Repository is an easy-to-use and powerful Disk-To-Disk (D2D) backup solution that utilizes the most economical, reliable, and efficient backup media – hard disks. With hard disk backup, Arctor File Repository can quickly and easily restore your data in the event of accidental data loss or hardware failures.

ComCap 4.7: ComCap is a Windows program developed to capture any ASCII data received on PC serial communications ports to text files. Captured data is shown in scrolling windows and is written to text files, and may also be printed, written to SQL database tables or echoed to other PCs using network protocols or serial ports.

ShadowProtect Server Edition 4: ShadowProtect Server Edition provides high availability for servers so that downtime and the associated costs are held to a minimum. ShadowProtect Server Edition will make a full system recovery as fast as it takes to reboot your computer.ShadowProtect Server Edition is your first line of defense, reducing the time and cost required to re-install the operating system, restore from a backup image or recover from a tape backup.

Uranium Backup 8.4: Uranium Backup is a software that can be used to make backup copies, synchronization, network transfers, zip compressions, CD and DVD writing, database backup and tape backup. It can make TAPE backup, Database backup, FTP and SFTP transfers, CD or DVD writing, sending of e-mails with encrypted attachments,etc.

Erlios Backup 2.5: Erlios Backup offers easy and powerful ways of making automatic backups of your important files and folders. It makes a backup of your data to another directory, disk or computer across the network. Backed-up files are stored in deduplicated and compressed form.

Relax and Recover (ReaR): Relax and Recover is a modular disaster recovery framework for Linux. It supports integration with existing backup software to provide an integrated bare metal disaster recovery solution without extra data storage.

Make CD-ROM Recovery: Make CD-ROM Recovery (mkCDrec) makes a bootable (El Torito) disaster recovery image, including backups of the linux system to the same CD-ROM if space permits, or to a multi-volume CD-ROM set.

Also in the DVD

25 Free Utilities to super-charge your system, 10 Mobile SDKs, 12 Top Developers Tools, Fedora 14, Opera Mobile 10.1 Beta for Android

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