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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


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

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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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Top Stories
  • Interview Monday and Tuesday (1st/2nd Line) Advice?
  • Using Alterant to add Istio to your Kubernetes cluster


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

Using Alterant to add Istio to your Kubernetes cluster

In microservices architecture, a Service Mesh is a set of components that act as an intermediary to intercept and redirect traffic between your services. This is useful in many scenarios from access authorization to support for canary releases, blue/green deployments and more.
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Identity and context aware access proxy.
Tool Added by desimone into category Identity Management


Most popular web server.
Featured Tool // Category Web

Apache Qpid vs Kafka

Popular comparison
  • Apache Qpid - Apache Qpid makes messaging tools that speak AMQP and support many languages and platforms.
  • Kafka - A high-throughput distributed messaging system.

VestaCP vs ISPConfig

Popular comparison
  • VestaCP - Hosting panel for Linux but with Nginx.
  • ISPConfig - Hosting control panel for Linux.