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Operating Systems
Operating Systems
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System Tools

Autonomy Tools
Rescue Systems
is a Linux system available on a bootable CD-ROM that allows you to repair your system and your data after a crash. It also aims to provide an easy way to do administrative tasks on your computer, such as creating and editing the partitions of the hard disk. It contains a lot of system utilities (parted, partimage, fstools, ...) and basic ones (editors, midnight commander, network tools). It aims to be very easy to use: just boot from the CD-ROM, and you can do everything.

GAG Bootloader
GAG (initials, in spanish, of Graphical Boot Manager) is a Boot Manager program. It's loaded when the computer is turned on and allows you to choose the operating system you want to use.

g4u  g4u-sf
g4u (ghost for UNIX) is a CD-ROM that allows easy cloning of a PC harddisks or partition to deploy a common setup on a number of PCs via FTP or local disk. As the harddisk/partition is processed as a image, any filesystem and operating system can be deployed.
System Tools Packages
for Microsoft Windows
GnuWin32 provides ports of tools with a GNU or similar open source license, to Microsoft Windows

We have assembled and in most cases developed free utilities for addressing unique Windows NT system management problems.

Advanced system utilities for Microsoft Windows from Microsoft Technet.
Online Help for Microsoft Windows from Microsoft.

Baidu PC Faster
Baidu PC Faster scans your PC deeply to find and delete junk files, unnecessary programs, and large files, that's compromise performance. It can scan and optimize all areas with a single click or individually. This free tool's extras include the FasterNow desktop widget, Game Faster accelerator, App Store download manager, and Wi-Fi Hotspot.

WinUtilities Free Edition
WinUtilities Free Edition has a one-click approach to help protect, repair, clean, and optimize your PC.

Optimize Your Home PC. Clean your PCs. Protect your privacy and make your PCs faster and more secure. Advanced file recovery and system information tools like: CCleaner, Recuva, Defraggler and Speccy.

Anitvirus & Security Baidu Antivirus
Baidu Antivirus is light on system resources yet big on protection, fast, and free forever. Up-and-comer Baidu's antivirus solution protects your system with Baidu Antivirus and Cloud Security Engines and Avira Antivirus Engine. Baidu Antivirus can be customized to favor speed or protection, and it runs happily alongside other antivirus programs

  AVIRA Tools and Comand Line Scanner
Avira AntiVir Personal - "Antivirus powerful, effective and free" made in Germany. Antivirus and anti-spyware protection for Linux, FreeBSD and Windows.

freeAVG   AVG-server for FreeBSD   Actualization (for offline)   Tools
AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition - trusted by 80 millions of users. Basic antivirus and antispyware protection for Linux, FreeBSD and Windows available to download for free.

Clam AntiVirus   ClamWin Windows version of Clam AntiVirus
Clam AntiVirus is an open source (GPL) anti-virus toolkit for UNIX, designed especially for e-mail scanning on mail gateways. It provides a number of utilities including a flexible and scalable multi-threaded daemon, a command line scanner and advanced tool for automatic database updates.

Spybot - Search & Destroy
Protect yourself against spyware
Firewall Builder
Firewall Builder is a GUI firewall configuration and management tool that supports iptables (netfilter), ipfilter, pf, ipfw, Cisco PIX (FWSM, ASA) and Cisco routers extended access lists. Both network administrators and hobbyists managing firewalls with policies more complex that is allowed by simple web based UI can simplify management tasks with the application. The program runs on Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Windows and Mac OS X and can manage both local and remote firewalls.
Administration Webmin
Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration for Unix. Webmin can be expanded by installing modules, which can be custom made. Aside from this, there are two other major projects that extend the functionality of Webmin: Usermin presents and controls a subset of the features available in Webmin, such as webmail and other user-level tasks, rather than administrator-level tasks. Virtualmin, which is a web hosting control panel. Out of the box, Virtualmin enables users to host websites under domains. This gives the server admin and the end user an easy to use interface for managing their websites.

is a free and complete web hosting control panel for Microsoft® Windows™ and POSIX (Linux, UNIX and MacOSX) based servers. ZPanel is written in PHP and uses several open-source (or freely available) software packages to provide a secure, web hosting system.

YAPET is a text based password manager using the Blowfish encryption algorithm. Because of its small footprint and very few library dependencies, it is suited for installing on desktop and server systems alike. The text based user interface allows to run YAPET easy and painlessly in a Secure Shell session.

is IT automation software that helps system administrators manage infrastructure throughout its lifecycle, from provisioning and configuration to patch management and compliance. Using Puppet, you can easily automate repetitive tasks, quickly deploy critical applications, and proactively manage change, scaling from 10s of servers to 1000s, on-premise or in the cloud.

Systems management platform that automates enterprise data centers and keeps them running.
Editors Geany
Geany is a text editor using the GTK2 toolkit with basic features of an integrated development environment. It was developed to provide a small and fast IDE, which has only a few dependencies from other packages.

jEdit   jEdit
jEdit is a programmer's text editor written in Java. It uses the Swing toolkit for the GUI and can be configured as a rather powerful IDE through the use of its plugin architecture. (Java)

Vim is an advanced text editor that seeks to provide the power of the de-facto Unix editor 'Vi', born by BSD-Unix, with a more complete feature set.

GNU Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editor. The features of GNU Emacs include content-sensitive editing modes, including syntax coloring, for a wide variety of file types including plain text, source code, and HTML.
File-Management JDiskReport
JDiskReport enables you to understand how much space the files and directories consume on your disk drives, and it helps you find obsolete files and folders. Have one nice GUI. (Java)

Free tools for file recovery and hard disk cloning.

File archiver and -manager with high compression ratio, support for ZIP, TAR, GZip, BZip2 and more. Makes Windows to UNIX compatible.

muCommander is a lightweight, cross-platform file manager featuring a Norton Commander style interface and running on any operating system with Java support. (Java)

MC - Midnight Commander
GNU Midnight Commander is a file manager for free operating systems. Like other GNU software, it is written in a portable manner and should compile and run on a wide range of operating systems with some degree of UNIX compatibility.

DirSync Pro
DirSync Pro is a small, but powerful utility for file and folder synchronization. DirSync Pro can be used to synchronize the content of one or many folders recursively. DirSync Pro provides a real-time synchronization option which watches the source directory continuously and synchronizes the changes into the destination directory if a file/directory is changed. DirSync Pro is programmed completely in platform independent Java™ so it can be run under nearly every modern operating system including Windows, Unix and Apple OSX.

JSummer is a tool to compute and check MD5, MD4, MD2, SHA-160, SHA-256, SHA-384, SHA-512 and many more check sum's. The message digest consisting of a Console-Version and GUI. Implemented in Java.

MD5summer is an application for Microsoft Windows 9x, NT, ME, 2000 and XP which generates and verifies md5 checksums. Its output file is compatible with the output of the Linux GNU MD5Sum and it will also read UNIX generated files.

Checksums calculator
Checksums calculator can run on Microsoft Windows, MacOS X and Linux operating systems on both 32bit and 64bit architectures and is translated into 19 languages. It gives you the ability to calculate and verify checksums of functions: md5, sha1, sha256, sha384 and sha512

G4L (Ghost from Linux) is a hard disk and partition imaging and cloning tool. The created images are optionally compressed and transferred to an FTP server instead of cloning locally. Works with all file systems, and have her own operating system, works as Live CD.

An open source, completely automatic on-line backup system for UNIX, and Windows.

ZFS is a combined file system and logical volume manager designed by Sun Microsystems. The features of ZFS include protection against data corruption, support for high storage capacities, integration of the concepts of filesystem and volume management, snapshots and copy-on-write clones, continuous integrity checking and automatic repair, RAID-Z and native NFSv4 ACLs. ZFS is implemented as open-source software, licensed under the Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL). ZFS is used on Oracle-Solaris, distribution based on illumos (OpenIndiana, SmartOS, ...), based on FreeBSD (PC-BSD, FreeNAS, ...), Apple OSX, and Linux.
CD/DVD/USB - Image handling
ImgBurn is a lightweight CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application that everyone should have in their toolkit! ImgBurn supports all the Microsoft Windows OS's and Wine on Linux and other x86-based Unixes like FreeBSD.

InfraRecorder is a real free CD/DVD burning solution for Microsoft Windows. It offers a wide range of powerful features; all through an easy to use application interface and Windows Explorer integration. Is based like CDrtfe on UNIX programs source.

A small open source burning application for Windows. cdrtfe is a win32 frontend for the cdrtools (cdrecord, mkisofs, readcd, cdda2wav), Mode2CDMaker and VCDImager. It can burn data discs (CD and DVD), Audio CDs, XCDs, (S)VCDs and DVD-Video discs. Cdrtfe is a Win32 frontend for some functions of Jörg Schilling's cdrtools. Is based like InfraRecorder on UNIX programs source.

X-CD-Roast tries to be the most flexible CD-burning software ever. It allows even the unexperienced user to create or copy a CD with a few mouse clicks in a intuitive and nice looking graphical user interface.

Use ISO-Master to create or customise CD/DVD images (ISO) and make bootable CD/DVD. Great for distributing data files, software and demos.

Win32 Disk Imager
This tool is used for writing images to USB sticks or SD/CF cards
Online Tools
the filemanger direct from the Internet (need Java).

Comparison of open source configuration management software

Toms Hardware   X-bit labs
Review and information over all typs of hardware

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