Report on AMAN Training on the Open Source Content Management System (CMS) using Joomla

A two-day training on the Open Source Content Management System (CMS) using Joomla was held at the office of the AMAN Trust 1st - 2nd November 2012. The workshop was conducted by AMAN colleague Mehdi and IT consultant Leo Fernandez. Six participants attended the event.

The first day started with AMAN Director Jamal Kidwai welcoming the participants and introducing the workshop. He said that AMAN Aman Trust is one of the few organizations ( NGO ) which has used free/open source software (FOSS/Linux) for almost all its work ever since its inception in 2003. It has an LTSP (Linux Terminal Server Project) server, which is upgraded regularly, and operates on disk less terminals which are connected to the main server. AMAN uses Linux to operate its printers and scanner, play multimedia cds and dvds, and even to download photographs from digital cameras. It has also allowed AMAN to use older hardware for a longer period of time than would have been possible with other operating systems. AMAN Trust use the open source software. Linux also helps in keeping the expenditure on maintenance on systems to the minimum. With Linux, we do not need to purchase any software, or indulge in piracy, since whatever we use is free to be distributed.

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