Just as with HTML editors, various open-source software programs have sprung up to provide an alternative to the dominant player, Dreamweaver in the case of website editors and Microsoft office in the case of office application suites. Whereas in the webpage authoring arena you have NVU, SeaMonkey and KompoZer, in the office application suite you have LibreOffice (formerly called OpenOffice) and NeoOffice.
Electronic health records come in two categories; client-server or web-based. Web-based EMR offers a wide range of solutions including cloud-computing products, free online systems, shareware systems, open source systems etc while client-server is the traditional choice for many office based and long-term care physicians since it is solid, housed and maintained on the owner‘s server. Most client-server EMR Software packages are large and well-known.