Friday, October 07, 2005


This site was created with one goal in mind. To give you the opportunity to "try out" some of the best php/mysql based free and open source software systems in the world. You are welcome to be the administrator of any site here, allowing you to decide which system best suits your needs.

The administrator username and password is given for every system and each system is deleted and re-installed every two hours. This allows you to to add and delete content, change the way things look, basically be the admin of any system here without fear of breaking anything.

At the upper left hand side of your screen you will see a clock that is counting down. What it shows is how much time is left in this two hour demo window. Once the clock hits 00:00:00, will shut down and the demos will be completely refreshed. This takes about 5 minutes, and afterwards will re-activate and the demo's will appear as fresh installations ready to be demo'ed again..

I hope is useful in your quest to find the right software system for your needs. If you're looking for hosting, OpenSourceHost supports every system here. OpenSourceHost will even install the system of your choice for free when you sign up for an account.

Please keep in mind that opensourceCMS is for you, as well as for people that have yet to discover it. If you know of a system that should be here let us know. If you have something to say then visit the forums and say it. Your input is wanted, needed, and appreciated. Thank you.

Scott Goodwin

A nice place to try out some very good open source initiatives from around the world. Most of them here are web based applications. To say even I have one installed on my local intranet [ PmWiki ]. Works like a breeze and was even quicker to install than many Windows applications! :)
Goodwork Scott!

Wednesday, October 05, 2005


What is CoolMon?

CoolMon is a program for monitoring vital system stats and almost anything else you wish to display on the desktop. It can also display stats from remote pc's and publish real-time stats on a webpage. The application can display CPU, RAM and page file usage, hard drive usage, MotherBoard Monitor temperatures and fan speeds, various network stats and much, much more. For a full list of CoolMons abilities, see the features page. To view some of the different ways you can make CoolMon display the data, please see the screenshots page.

Some of the awards they have received are here

A interesting item is the extension section for this application [reminds me of Firefox extensions :)].

The source is available and it seems to be having a good fan following. Hey ColMon 2 is out too, though still in alpha now.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005


UltraVNC is an easy to use, fast and free sotware that can display the screen of another computer (via internet or network) on your own screen. The program allows you to use your mouse and keyboard to control the other PC remotely. It means that you can work on a remote computer, as if you were sitting in front of it, right from your current location.

If you provide computer support, you can easy access your customer's computers from anywhere in the world and resolve helpdesk issues remotely ! Your customers don't have to pre-install software or execute complex procedures to get remote helpdesk support. UltraVNC allows you to remotely control a computer over any TCP/IP connection.

UltraVNC key features include FileTransfer, Video Driver, Encryption Plugins, MS Logon, high performances over all kinds of connections, Viewer Toolbar, JavaViewer with FileTransfer, autoscaling and serverside scaling, Multiple Monitors support, Repeater/proxy support, good Security and Text Chat.

UltraVNC also has powerfull addons like Repeater, SingleClick packager and Nat to Nat connector, that help you to easely handle the most complex connection situations.

UltraVNC runs under Windows™ operating systems (95, 98, Me, NT4, 2000, XP, 2003...), but its embedded JavaViewer allows you to connect (and make File Transfers) from a simple Web Browser on any Operating system supporting Java™ (Linux, Mac OS...) to an UltraVNC server.

What should I say more, well I have removed RealVNC and have installed UltraVNC. The number of options and features in this open source application is more then RealVNC. Another tight contender for the same would be TightVNC but thats another day :-)