Dan Napier’s Opinion:
The following are brands and sources for computer software and hardware that I have found to be useful. The costs vary, but I have found them to be the best value. Tomorrow somebody may have a better solution and these recommendations are my opinion. If you find some better stuff out there let me know. I like equipment that is reliable and that will work with other equipment. I think that it is important that software is open and that it supports many operating systems.
Recommends the following software:
Book Keeping: Quick Books That said the very best is a program that you wrote in C.
Sophos Software, Barracuda Hardware
Web Browser:* Mozilla
Web Page Design:* SeaMonkey
The Free image modifier, stick
with SeaMonkey for the web editor or just use Wordperfect and
export to HTML.
Email Server Communigate. It comes with an excellent Pronto WEB Client or it can be used with Microsoft Outlook. The WEB Client runs on Acrobat AIR, very cool.
Apache for WEB Server, Wordpress so you can easily modify your Web Site, wordpress uses the server like a dog, and you will need a really fast and BIG Memory server.
Firewall Software: InJoy
Firewall Hardware: Cisco
Server: Lenovo Available with Linux
Telephone Cisco There are
other VOIP solutions out
there, but Cisco offers the most secure and
most flexible systems. They are whatever you want them to
be, but they
are not plug and play. Be certain to buy as much TAC as you
computer hardware and
Any Hardware CDW (866) 437-4506 Phil Mercier
this is a sole source, but with
the advantage of the fact that Phil is a good guy, I do not
feel bad about sole sourcing. By the way you order
today and get
it tomorrow! Usually for just UPS Ground Shipping
In my opinion the only systems to run with direct access to the world wide web are Linux, Apple, Unix or any IBM OS.
* This is free and will run on any platform.
IBM, Lenovo, Unix, CDW, Corel, Wordperfect, Garmin, Cisco
Injoy, Adobe, Outlook, Microsoft and OS2/ Ecom Station SCO
trademark names and belong to the owners of those
not to us. We were not compensated for the above
recommendations, and we will not accept anything
either. But a
nice lunch would be OK.
September 3, 2010 © Dan Napier