Welcome to the first issue of freesoft's news bulletin. This is a bi-monthly bulletin, issued by freesoft at the beginning of every other month.
The main objective of this bulletin is to keep you up-to-date with the latest advancements, offerings and news related to freesoft, and Open Source technologies.
GNU/Linux platform and Open Source represents a new disruptive technology in the software industry. It by passed the hype and is gaining grounds day after day.
Whether you are a decision maker, an IT manager or an IT expert, this new platform has a lot to offer to you : the richness of the features and software, Low Total-Cost-of-Ownership (TCO), the freedom of copying and replicating, the flexibility of integrating and extending, and the reliability of running your system.
Its is our strategy to become your right arm when it comes to deploying, consulting, developing and experimenting with GNU/Linux and Open Source.
This first issue of our bulletin focuses on introducing you to GNU/Linux in the enterprise, and what deal does freesoft have with it.
We are looking forward to your input or inquiries.
Kefah T. Issa
>/. freesoft. "free as in freedom."
freesoft is proud to announce the availability of its specialized
engineering services on GNU/Linux platform and Open Source technologies.
Open Source has reached the level of maturity to become a powerful and viable alternative in the enterprise. This is being realized more and more by decision makers and IT managers.
It is a matter of time before GNU/Linux platform penetrates the Arab-world's computing infrastructure as it did to Europe and the United States.
As Open Source Software is achieving this success,
enterprises are looking for deep experience and know-how to benefit the advantage.
freesoft was established to satisfy this need; offering only the
best-quality engineering consultation services that would truly cover
the enterprise needs.
We are the first company in the region who exclusively specializes in
GNU/Linux-based solutions and services.
freesoft's people are highly-qualified engineers who worked as senior
IT personnel with major organizations such as Microsoft, Merrill Lynch,
Thomson Financial, and Mobilecom among many others.
We have provided our engineering consultation services to reputable
clients such as Estarta Solutions, Althuraya Digital Technologies, and
Smartsway.com, to name a few.
freesoft is also pleased to announce the immediate availability of its
flagship product suite, freeENTERPRISE. freeENTERPRISE comprises a set
of solutions, targeted at small to medium-sized enterprises.
freeENTERPRISE is made of the finest open source software that is
integrated and intensively tested.
A Word From Our Clients
"freesoft has shown that their depth of experience,
excellence of execution, and commitment are EXCELLENT. We will
definitely keep relying on them as A robust technology
partner. I rest assure when a task is handed to freesoft."
Ennis Rimawi, CEO
"I have seen freesoft in action, and I must say that
those people really know what they are doing. They have excellent level
of quality, and a great command of technology.
freesoft has helped us in realizing proofs of
concepts that are differentiator to our technology direction."
Mohammad Awad, CEO
"freesoft helped us overcome our greatest technology
challenges. As they convinced us to establish our Web application and
portal on GNU/Linux platform, they saved us thousands of dollars of
licensing fees. Moreover, with freesoft's deepest technology experience,
GNU/Linux platform shined. We leveraged this platform as both a
development and production environment.
Our Web application requires critical and complex
financial logic, robust and transactional database backend, and secure
and reliable software. Open Source technologies, such as PostgreSQL
database, Apache Web server, and PHP Web language has proved a record in
those aspects. We will continue relying on freesoft as we are confident
they are up to it."
Smarts Way, General Manager
"I will not be surprised if I see a company like
freesoft becoming a major GNU/Linux services provider in the Middle East
soon. They got what it takes and they take it personal. Representing a
unique and outstanding way of providing high-quality services."
Mohammed Kilani, Operations Director
freesoft provides consultation services such as deployment of OSS
software, development and/or customization of Open Source software,
training on Open Source Software and GNU/Linux.
Our skill-set spans Project Management, Technical
Leadership, System Architecture, Processes, Software
development, Software deployment and
configuration, Security Proofing, Testing and quality assurance.
freesoft integrates finest and best quality Open Source Software with
in-depth knowledge and experience.
We go from tuning and recompiling the
Linux kernel to integrating system services with LDAP. By this, we
create an advanced mix of System Administration and Software Development
experience. Deeply understand our client's needs. Give our clients
caliber support, by not letting things go. Always make sure that a
problem is resolved and resolved right, even if this involves getting into the source code,
fixing or extending a feature, compiling and deploying back.
This is how we built and continue to maintain
freeENTERPRISE, a one-to-one match of the leading
enterprise solutions in the market.
freeENTERPRISE features the following components:
Domain Controller and File server with web enabled administration.
freeSERVER is a comprehensive server solution for your enterprise,
acting as your Primary Domain Controller, File and Print server.
Windows-based workstations would think they are dealing with a native
windows domain controller.
Email, and Instant Messaging server.
freeEXCHANGE offers a standards-compliant and a feature-rich e-mail
solution, offering Web, IMAP, SMTP, and POP3 access using strong
security. freeEXCHANGE also relies on Directory service to maintain the
user information, allowing for global address-book and information
Internet Access Gateway with high security and Quality of Services (QoS).
freeGATEWAY provides an all-in-one Internet gateway, offering security
and protection, zero-client configuration, and Quality of Service among
other features. Windows-based workstations are fully supported.
Desktop environment suitable for the
enterprise, offering Office Suite, Web and Internet software.
freeDESKTOP brings you up to the edge of GNU/Linux on the desktop, with
a polished interface, and a full support to all known document and