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Welcome to the smellems Solutions web site

We want you to work using free and open source software. We can install a complete computer environment for office or home using the GNU-Linux operating system for desktops and servers.

Accounting Software

There are many excellent Open Source accounting software options for everything from simple basic ledger bookkeeping to invoicing, inventory tracking, point of sale, payroll, taxes, and reporting and forecasting. For simple accounting, we recomend GnuCash. You may already be familiar with GnuCash, because it is both excellent and popular. It's a personal and small business financial application that uses proper double-entry accounting. This is important because double-entry ensures that you can detect errors and track down their source.

For more information see our list of software.

Debian Servers and Workstations

We can pre-install Debian and Ubuntu on a new computer or on existing hardware. Servers, desktops and laptops.

Contact smellems Solutions for more information on Debian, Ubuntu and open source software.


Backup from Windows to Linux with Rsync and SSH

Author: smellems  Published At: 2012-03-09 08:47  (40722 Reads)
We can backup data from the enterprise server to a backup server offsite. With Linux, we use Rsync to transfer only modified files. There are several tools that can do the same on Windows. The most interesting is cwRsync. So we have everything needed to generate public/private keys and run Rsync from Windows to a Linux server.

Benefit of open source software

Author: smellems  Published At: 2011-06-14 09:53  (29337 Reads)
The primary benefit of open source software is that it gives you control over the technology that you are investing in. The best analogy that illustrates this benefit is with the way that you buy cars.

IT Cost Optimization through Open Source Software

Author: smellems  Published At: 2011-02-07 09:21  (27242 Reads)
iXsystems is a company based in California. They offer installation and support of GNU-Linux and FreeBSD servers for their clients. They use open source software for their operations and invite their clients to do the same. They released a cost analysis to move to a completely proprietary solution. (1) Here are their conclusions.

Canadian organizations look to open source software

Author: smellems  Published At: 2011-01-19 14:30  (75264 Reads)
In 2005, Statistics Canada conducted a survey of electronic commerce and technology. It was the first time that data on the use and development of open source software were collected. The results were published in the Innovation Analysis Bulletin in 2006. (1) The use of open source software was already a trend that was increasing.


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