75 Open Source Replacements for Popular Small Business Software

These free apps can help SMBs lower costs while improving productivity.

For many small businesses, open source software represents an unexplored gold mine. When you run a small business, budgets are always tight. While you need many of the same kinds of software that larger businesses need, you don't have hundreds or thousands of dollars to spend on that software like bigger companies do. Read More

LinuxCertified Announces its next Linux Device Driver Development Course

LinuxCertified Inc, a leading provider of Linux training and services, today announced its next Linux Device Driver Development Course class to be held in South Bay, CA from April 2nd - April 4th, 2012.

7 Best Free Application Servers

An application server is computer software which provides the business logic for an application program. It offers services such as management of large distributed systems, data services, load balancing, transaction support, and network security. The application server is one part of a three-tier application, consisting of a graphical interface server, an application (business logic) server, and a database / transaction server. Many application servers support the Java platform, but they can be found in other environments. Read More

Linux Kernel 3.3 Has Support for Android

After seven release candidates, Linus Torvalds proudly announced a few hours ago, March 18th, the immediate availability for download of Linux kernel 3.3, which now includes code from the Android project. Read More

Linux 3.3 Kernel Officially Released

Linus Torvalds officially released the Linux 3.3 kernel on Sunday afternoon.

The Linux 3.3 kernel release announcement can be found on LKML.org. This release is coming one week late due to the surprise -rc7 release. Read More

3 Disaster Recovery Tips for Small Business

Are you currently in the midst of implementing a disaster recovery plan in your small or mid-sized business? I outline three tips to help get you going in the right direction. Read More

Updated Debian 5.0: 5.0.10 released

The Debian project is pleased to announce the tenth and final update of its oldstable distribution Debian 5.0 (codename lenny). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the oldstable release, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories were already published separately and are referenced where available.

The alpha and ia64 packages from DSA 1769 are not included in this point release for technical reasons. All other security updates released during the lifetime of lenny that have not previously been part of a point release are included in this update. Read More

Random Linux Tips: Making KDE4 Behave, Thwacking Those Weirdo U3 Partitions on USB Sticks

Sometimes, we have little tips and tricks that make life easier – but don't quite take up a full article. So today I've bundled a few practices that many Linux.com readers might find helpful. You'll learn how to control window behavior in KDE4, and make Nepomuk and Strigi be useful; and remove those silly proprietary U3 partitions from USB sticks. Read More

Linux Mint 12 LXDE has been released

Clement Lefebvre has announced the availability of Linux Mint 12 LXDE version on 9th Mar, 2012. It comes with many new features and contain new updates. Due to LXDE desktop environment it is very light-weight and fast. It contains the features from Ubuntu 11.10 and contain Linux Kernel 3.0 and LXDE 0.5.0. Read More

Clouds push Linux server sales in Q4

For hyperscale data center operators, the server is the business and there is no such thing as deferring purchases of new gear so long as there is growing customer demand for information.

And not surprisingly, in the fourth quarter of this year, sales of density-optimized servers, as the box counters at IDC are now calling the various skinless and minimalist server designs, boomed in the quarter and they dragged up Linux-based server sales a bit too. Read More