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The collaborative editing software that runs Wikipedia.
Featured Tool // Category Wikis

UrBackup vs Bacula

Popular comparison
  • UrBackup - Another client-server backup system.
  • Bacula - Another Client-server model backup tool.



An extendable open source continuous integration server.
Featured Tool // Category Continuous

LibreNMS vs Zabbix

Popular comparison
  • LibreNMS - fork of Observium.
  • Zabbix - Enterprise-class software for monitoring of networks and applications.

Server 2003 AD to Synology AD

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Web-based bug tracking system.
Featured Tool // Category Ticketing systems

tinc vs OpenVPN

Popular comparison
  • tinc - Distributed p2p VPN.
  • OpenVPN - Uses a custom security protocol that utilizes SSL/TLS for key exchange.


Turnkey virtualization platform based on CentOS distribution, using Xen and an extended toolstack/API.
Featured Tool // Category Virtualization

Apache Guacamole Install Script for RHEL7 and CentOS 7

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NATS vs RabbitMQ

Popular comparison
  • NATS - NATS Server is a simple, high performance open source messaging system for cloud native applications, IoT messaging, and microservices architectures.
  • RabbitMQ - Robust, fully featured, cross distro queuing system.

MBAM Bitlocker - user device association

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Knot DNS

High performance authoritative-only DNS server.
Featured Tool // Category DNS

Sylpheed vs Thunderbird

Popular comparison
  • Sylpheed - Still developed predecessor to Claws Mail, lightweight mail client.
  • Thunderbird - Free email application that's easy to set up and customize.


IaaS orchestration platform originally written for deploying and managing Cloud Foundry PaaS, but also useful for general purpose distributed systems.
Featured Tool // Category Cloud Orchestration

Duplicity vs Duplicati

Popular comparison
  • Duplicity - Encrypted bandwidth-efficient backup using the rsync algorithm.
  • Duplicati - Store securely encrypted backups on cloud storage services!


Cypht: Lightweight Open Source webmail written in PHP and JavaScript
Featured Tool // Category Webmails

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A fork of Bacula backup tool.
Featured Tool // Category Backups

Snipe IT vs OCS Inventory NG

Popular comparison
  • Snipe IT - Asset & license management software.
  • OCS Inventory NG - Enables users to inventory their IT assets.

OpenSMTPD vs Postfix

Popular comparison
  • OpenSMTPD - Secure SMTP server implementation from the OpenBSD project.
  • Postfix - Fast, easy to administer, and secure Sendmail replacement.


Open source IP address management with PowerDNS integration.
Featured Tool // Category Network Configuration Management


IP address management (IPAM) and data center infrastructure management (DCIM) tool.
Featured Tool // Category Cloud Management

Claws Mail vs Sylpheed

Popular comparison
  • Claws Mail - Old school email client (and news reader), based on GTK+.
  • Sylpheed - Still developed predecessor to Claws Mail, lightweight mail client.

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Most popular RDBMS server.
Featured Tool // Category RDBMS


Patch-based distributed version control (more info: wiki)
Synced from the Github list // Category Version control


Flexible DNS server written on Go.
Synced from the Github list // Category DNS

Oxidized vs RANCID

Popular comparison
  • Oxidized - A modern take on network device configuration monitoring with web interface and GIT storage.
  • RANCID - Monitors network device's configuration and maintain history of changes.


Pravega - Streaming as a new software defined storage primitive
Featured Tool // Category Distributed Filesystems