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

via 75 Open Source Replacements for Popular Small Business Software – Datamation.


50 Must-Have Open Source Apps for Your Home Office – Open source apps for almost every home office task, most of which function on Windows.

The How-To Geek Guide to Audio Editing: Cutting, Trimming & Arranging – Knowing how to cut and trim tracks is basic audio editing and is a fundamental starting point for making more elaborate arrangements.


Audacity: The Free Dimensional Sound Editor, Part One – Audacity is a free, open source, cross-platform sound recorder and editor program that allows you to perform simple and advanced sound recording and editing tasks. This article from Linux Magazine focuses on Audacity 1.3.12 Beta on Ubuntu Linux 10.10 and uses a Logitech 350 USB Headset with built-in microphone.

10 best alternative operating systems – Techradar’s look at the best alternative operating systems, with the potential to change the computing landscape over the next decade.

59 Open Source Tools That Can Replace Popular Security Software – Datamation’s newly updated list of open source tools

Free media open-source tools for publishing and radio – from Creative-Radio – find out about Superdesk, Newscoop & Airtime

Electric CAD program on Linux – If you’re an electrical engineer or someone who likes to design electrical circuit boards or diagrams then Electric is a Free, Open Source Software, CAD program you might like to try out

Save your PC: bootable Linux rescue tools – Details about a range of Linux based tools that might help recover from a PC problem

5 of the Best Free and Open Source Remote Desktop Software for Linux – here is a list of some open-source remote desktop software (in no particular order) that you can download and use for free

15 Twitter tips for beginners – a quick updated version of the original tips

50 Android Apps to Inform, Monitor and Manage – With the right apps, your Android phone can become an incredibly versatile tool. It can call up useful information in moments at the touch of a finger, track and monitor all manner of information and events, and help you manage that information

COMMS corner: Toolkit Tuesday: 10 Top Twitter Analytics Tools – the following (mostly free) tools and resources are more relevant in keyword analysis and understanding Twitter accounts that belong to others.


50 Open Source Replacements for Storage Software – a range of programs used for;

Data Destruction
Data Warehouse
Document Management Systems
File Managers
File Transfer
NAS Software

6 of the Best Free Linux Digital Forensics Tools – an insight into the software that is available, a list of 6 digital forensics tools

50 Android Apps for the Mobile Knowledge Worker – Here’s a list of 50 of the best Android apps for tracking, managing and updating your information.

5 open source groupware suites to watch – This selection of 5 open source things to watch takes a look at open source groupware suites which can communicate without costing the farm.

24tips: hand-picked tools and techniques for doing web stuff cheaply – excellent post from Steph – will be well worth subscribing to

Life As A Sys Admin: Best Networking Tweaks for Linux – Linux is fast, but with these tips and techniques, you can make it faster when accessing it over a network connection.

5 of the Best Free and Open Source Data Mining Software – For those of you who are looking for some data mining tools, here are five of the best open-source data mining software that you could get for free:

50 Open Source Apps You Can Use in the Cloud – For the purposes of this list, any app available on a hosted or on-demand basis is considered a cloud app, with links to the pages that describe how the apps can be used in the cloud.

7 of the Best Free Linux Document Management Systems – useful review of these systems, each has its own portal page, a full description with an in-depth analysis of its features, screenshots, together with links to relevant resources and reviews.

Marketing Tips – Get yourself heard!GMVSS have produced a very useful guide to making your information useful and relevant

6 Secure Linux Wi-Fi Authentication Servers – a look at six different open and free Remote Authentication Dial In User Service (RADIUS) servers available for Linux (and other platforms).

An Open Source Toolkit for Your Small Business – a toolkit of favorite must-have applications, along with what you need to know to get your office up and running in no time

8 (More) Free and Open Source Project Management Software – Another list of excellent free and open-source project
management software (in no particular order) not included
in the previous list

A Guide to Small Business Accounting Software – Useful post about what to look for when deciding about accounts software

The Media Trust have a variety of free resources to help you raise awareness and promote your message and organisation –

Wild Apricot blog suggests some Google Docs templates that might be useful for your organisation – 20 Great Google Docs Templates for Non-Profits

If you’re thinking of producing some audio content for your organisation, this page might be useful – The How-To Geek Guide to Computer Microphones

58 Open Source Replacements for Small Business Software – might be something here that your organisation could use

“Conversations are happening online with or without you. This is one of the most frequently used social media sayings. If you’re engaging with social media for your company, it’s almost second nature.”

Useful summary from Social Media Examiner – 9 Ways to Sell Social Media to the Boss

Disaster management using open source and social media – Interesting post by Craig Thomler – Ushahidi and Sahana are open source, free-to-use web-based platforms designed to be highly resilient during disaster situations and flexible to the needs of both developing and developed nations

The Facebook Privacy & Security Guide has been updated to v2.3 and now includes how to configure the privacy settings for Facebook Places

A list of useful resources to help with using Facebook for your organisation – Facebook Resources for Nonprofit Organizations

Get real-time information from a myriad of sources ranging
from blogs and published news articles to Twitter, LinkedIn, Jigsaw, and beyond, for free –

First in a series of five tutorials by Media Helping Media, there are also a lot of other good resources on this site – Designing a successful media training plan

If you’re intending to design, or redesign, your web site, then there may be something of use here 10 Free Online Books for Web Designers

Lots of information and resources on Computer Forensics – SANS Computer Forensic Investigations and Incident Response

A useful list of templates and resources from Dave Fleet at Social Media Today- 57 Social Media Policy Examples and Resources

All the latest in the Security and Open source fields –  The H: Security news and Open source developments,  plus the H Internet Toolkit

Training resources for using social networking from @helpingmedia Lots of useful stuff here.

Set yourself up with the tools for your own ‘virtual office’ 25 free online tools for media professionals on the move

Very useful post and podcast from @iictpete on how to Build a Communications Strategy including social media, go and check it out.

This offers a collection of strategies and tactics to
help small nonprofits get more out of using Facebook.

* Why Facebook?
* Creating Your Facebook Page
* Customizing Your Facebook Page
* How To Make Your Facebook Page Do Tricks
* Your Facebook Community
* Facebook Extras

Here’s a general introduction to writing content for the World Wide Web –

If you’re thinking about writing a Social Media policy for your employees to follow, there are a range of them here that might provide some inspiration – Lots of useful resources from teams around NCVO to help you do things more effectively and efficiently using technology