– Bringing You Simplified Open Source

Bitnami.orgCan’t get enough Open Source? Look no further than BitNami. The site’s application stacks are ready-made, and easy to run: they include the app and everything you’ll need to operate it (Ruby, Apache, MySQL, etc).

Execution and configuration is simplified for you, meaning all you have to do is download the stack and follow the installation wizard. Even the most non-technical person can use it. Current Bitnami stacks include apps for blogging, bug tracking, CMS and wikis: DokuWiki, Joomla, Drupal, Knowledge Tree, Liferay, Mantis, Opina, Redmine, WordPress and Mediawiki. More are on their way soon. There are also infrastructure stacks designed for developers and system administrators allowing them to install a LAMP or Ruby environment. The stacks run across platforms and are all available without charge. In Their Own Words

“BitNami stacks make it incredibly easy to install your favorite open source software. Application stacks include an open source application and all the dependencies necessary to run it, such as Apache, MySQL and PHP or Ruby. All you need to do is download the Stack, provide a few pieces of information when prompted by the installation wizard, and that’s it. By the time you click ‘finish’, your new application will be ready to run.”

Why It Might Be A Killer

Bitnami is an ingenious yet simple tool which lets everyone take advantage of the free and powerful entity that is open source. They automate the deployment process so even the most non-techie minds out there can enjoy the whole open source phenomenon. It literally takes minutes to set up and you won’t be left in tears pulling your precious hair out.

Some Questions About

Bitnami has a great product, but how will people hear about it? Additionally, as this is geared towards all users, it would behoove of Bitnami to add more information about the stacks that they offer. Some users may not realize how they work or why they should use them.