Thursday March 19th, 2009, 2:00 - 3:00 pm, Central Time
So you want to try out an open source system like Drupal or WordPress, but don't know where to start and you're worried both about your level of technical knowledge as well as what might happen to anything else running on your network and PC? BitNami Stacks to the rescue!
What is a BitNami Stack?
A BitNami Stack is an easy to install package of software that includes everything you need to run the primary application. BitNami Stacks are completely self-contained and they won't interfere with any other software installed on your system, so everything you're already running will continue to work normally. BitNami stacks are easy to install, multiplatform, and open source. BitNami makes installing wikis, blogs, CRM systems a simple and enjoyable process. Popular stacks include: Drupal, Joomla, MediaWiki, WordPress, Coppermine, and Moodle as well as many others.
Mark Beatty knows next to nothing about Linux or PHP or even MySQL and still managed to create useful sandboxes for WiLS to try out Drupal and WordPress. If he can do, you can bet you can too. When Mark is not pretending to know what he's doing with open source solutions he's busy training librarians on how to do new things and wrangling the virtual reference consortium, AskAway. Some how or other enough folks voted for him to be a recent President of LITA, go figure.
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