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Download a major Linux distribution

These are the open source, community-supported, versions of the major commercial Linux Distributions.
openSUSE -- community counterpart to SUSE enterprise Linux
Fedora -- community counterpart to Red Hat Linux
Ubuntu -- a community developed operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers.

Download a free Office Suite

One ring to rule them all... Apache Open Office is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.

LibreOffice is the free power-packed Open Source personal productivity suite for Windows, Macintosh and Linux, that gives you six feature-rich applications for all your document production and data processing needs: Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math and Base.

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Who We Are

David Schaffer The principal of There Must Be A Better Way is David N. Schaffer. He helps organizations and professionals use technology more effectively to perform their work. Bringing a deep and wide technical underpinning and broad ranging business experience allows him to focus on what the client is trying to accomplish and what's standing in the way to help them bridge that gap.

David has had responsibility for information technology, communications and social media, supporting professionals who interact with clients and prospects throughout the world. He has also managed and maintained an infrastructure to support that work file, mail and application servers, document management, phone systems, mobile synchronization, productivity software, security and backup. He has implemented solutions on premises, at colocation, on hosted servers and via Software as a Service.

David holds an M.S. in Management Engineering.

Before his computer career he was Managing Editor of Turbomachinery International magazine and Conference Director for the ASME Plant Engineering and Maintenance Conference series.

He is a member of the Pahquioque Ski Patrol at Thunder Ridge in Patterson, NY.


Experience

Some of the technology products and systems we've worked with include:

  • Microsoft Windows, Linux and Novell servers
  • Microsoft Windows and Macintosh OS X desktop operating systems
  • IBM Collaboration Solutions: Notes/Domino, iNotes, Traveler, Sametime, SmartCloud
  • Google Apps
  • Zoho CRM, Mail, Campaigns and Creator
  • Cisco (phone systems, VPN, infrastructure)
  • VMWare
  • Symantec Backup Exec
  • Anti-virus and malware protection products (McAfee, Microsoft, Symantec and others)
  • Productivity applications (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, Adobe)
  • Mobile: iOS, Blackberry, Android
  • Email clients and web mail (Gmail, Thunderbird, Outlook, Notes/iNotes, Yahoo)
  • Web design and hosting solutions

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Our Clients

Our clients have included financial and business service firms, community service agencies, retailers, distributors and manufacturers.
References available upon request.

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Last modified May 16, 2017.
There Must Be A Better Way, P.O. Box 610, Sherman, Connecticut 06784 USA.
E-mail: Info@theremustbe.com
http://www.theremustbe.com
Fax: 1-413-638-9170.