First of all, what is a Live DVD? A live DVD is a bootable optical disk which contains an operating system on it. While running, the computer runs from this disk, not your hard drive. Highly compressed files are unpacked and temporarily written to the free space on your hard drive. All these temporary files are erased when you shut down. Your computer remains untouched.
We have assembled a comprehensive collection of open source solutions and packaged them with a live DVD Operating System so that you can put this disk in your computer, restart it, and within one hour start getting actual work done.
The software is really very comprehensive and powerful and is a worthy, royalty free alternative to MS Office. And, it costs a lot less!
On the disk is a tutorial. We have taken the rough edges off the open source packages and presented them in a way that makes it understandable for the average user. The tutorial takes you step by step through the process of creating a working database that fits your office needs. We also show you how to do a "mail merge" to automate the process of sending routine form letters to your customers.
What's on the Disk?
The Data Management/Office Productivity Suite consists of: Dictionary; Mail and Calender; Database; Presentation; Spread Sheet; Word Processor. The Operating System is the latest, up to date, Open Source package that has been carefully selected for compatibility and functionality. Everything works, out of the box.
And no, we don't expect you to buy a pig in a poke.
We are going to let you try before you buy it!
If this disk does not meet your needs, just send it back. If you like it, send us a check!
Convenience, safety, and tested to work. This project represents 100's of man-hours of effort to bring everything together in one, working package. How many days would you like to spend rounding up all the software packages that are necessary? We have scanned the files with the latest AntiVirus for your security. And how much time would you like to waste trying to get this Suite working with your present Operating System? We have put everything on one DVD that is bootable and live. This means that the computer is actually being run from your optical drive. Temporary files are unpacked as needed and placed on your hard drive in the empty space. All these files are removed when you do an orderly shutdown.
And, this is not a striped out, bare bones edition. This is a full blown Linux Operating System which includes network connectivity, Office Suite, Gimp - image manipulation program, Firefox browser, optical burner and many others (there are about 2000 software packages on this DVD).
The best part is the price: Just $150 for an off the shelf Suite!
Please Note: We have special pricing for students and academics.
Please E-Mail us for instructions.
Customization is available - we can create files for your specific needs. Also, if purchasing more than two, please contact us for discount pricing. Thanks.
Afraid to touch your computer? We can do an install for you and create all your network connections. You will have a dual-boot system which will allow you to select which OS you want to run when you start your computer. Everything which is on your computer now will be right there, perfectly intact. You will have access to the thousands of applications which will reside in your Linux OS. Our consulting rate is $65 per hour (which may include travel time). Please call if you wish to inquire about this option. Thanks.
System Requirements: Database processing requires some heavy duty hardware. You need 2 Gb of memory, and the latest, fastest processor (Clock: 1687 Mhz minimum). Hard Drive space for an install: 12 Gb min. Limitations: database size is a factor. For example on a fairly snappy laptop (CPU: Core 2 Duo, 2.20 Ghz), a 500 row inventory database takes about 7 seconds to open and about 28 seconds to scroll to the last row. A 4,000 row catalog db takes ~12 seconds to open and about 65 seconds to scroll to the last entry.
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While the individual GPL software packages may be copied and/or modified individually, the unique contents of this disk is the copyright protected property of Beechhurst Industries, Inc and MAY NOT be reproduced and/or copied in any form. We have worked long and hard to put this package together. Please don't steal from us by making illegal copies of the DVD. Each ISO image is a new one made for each customer in that we compile it with a unique ID and serial number. It is in the code.
Your DVD will come with this cover letter:
This is a bootable DVD. Place it in your optical drive and restart your computer. The computer will boot and will first offer this option menu: "Try" and "Install"
Please,at this time, select "Try". You will then see hard drive activity - the OS is unpacking highly compressed files and putting some of this information in the empty space on your hard drive. You can run the "Install" program later when you have a better understanding of the software suite and how it works. Then, at the desktop, click on "Places", click on "Home" and then open the Database Suite folder. It will open and you will see several files and folders. We suggest that you first look at the !!STOP!!ReadME!! file. We have some warnings that we want to repeat. Then, you should open the tutorial.
We have also included some of the materials associated with the open source packages so that you will not have to go looking for additional reference materials. There you will also find our tutorial, our copyright notice, some basic OS instructions, and this letter.
Support is via email. Please send to admin21 (see contact information graphic)
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Support is limited to issues with respect to this particular DVD. This DVD is built around the Open Office package. All the packages were updated with the latest releases and patches as of 01/03/2012. For security reasons, it is a good idea to check for updates from time to time. This requires Internet connectivity. Instructions are in the OS letter.
Have a lot of fun!
We really do want to here from you!
If you have any questions, comments, or complaints, we would appreciate a call at (800) 431 1384.