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Categories: Desktop Environments, Distributions, Resources, Security, Servers (E-Mail, Infrastructure)

Desktop Environments

  • GNOME
    content description: GNOME 3 is an easy and elegant way to use your computer.  It is designed to put you in control and bring freedom to everybody.  GNOME 3 is developed by the GNOME community, a diverse, international group of contributors that is supported by an independent, non-profit foundation.

  • KDE
    content description: The KDE Community is an international technology team dedicated to creating a free and user-friendly computing experience, offering an advanced graphical desktop, a wide variety of applications for communication, work, education and entertainment and a platform to easily build new applications upon.  We have a strong focus on finding innovative solutions to old and new problems, creating a vibrant atmosphere open for experimentation.

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Distributions

  • Debian
    content description: Debian is a free operating system (OS) for your computer.  An operating system is the set of basic programs and utilities that make your computer run.  Debian provides more than a pure OS: it comes with over 43000 packages, precompiled software bundled up in a nice format for easy installation on your machine.

  • Red Hat
    meta description: Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, using a community-powered approach to provide reliable and high-performing cloud, virtualization, storage, Linux, and middleware technologies.  Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services.  Red Hat is an S&P 500 company with more than 80 offices spanning the globe, empowering its customers’ businesses.

  • Ubuntu
    meta description: Ubuntu is an open source software platform that runs everywhere from the smartphone, the tablet and the PC to the server and the cloud.

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Resources

  • alternativeTo
    meta description: Linux Software based on recommendations from users like yourself.  AlternativeTo lets you find apps and software for Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone, iPad, Android, Android Tablets, Web Apps, Online, Windows Tablets and more by recommending alternatives to apps you already know.

  • Linux.com
    meta description: Linux.com - For the community, by the community, Linux.com is the central source for Linux information, software, documentation, how-tos and answers across the server, desktop/netbook, mobile, and embedded areas.

  • Linux.org
    our description: Linux related forums.

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Security

  • FreeRADIUS
    content description: FreeRADIUS includes a RADIUS server, a BSD licensed client library, a PAM library, and an Apache module.  In most cases, the word FreeRADIUS refers to the RADIUS server.  FreeRADIUS is the most widely deployed RADIUS server in the world.  It is the basis for multiple commercial offerings.  It supplies the AAA needs of many Fortune-500 companies and Tier 1 ISPs.  It is also widely used for Enterprise Wi-Fi and IEEE 802.1X network security, particularly in the academic community, including eduroam.  The server is fast, feature-rich, modular, and scalable.

  • netfilter.org
    content description: netfilter.org is home to the software of the packet filtering framework inside the Linux 2.4.x and later kernel series.  Software commonly associated with netfilter.org is iptables.  Software inside this framework enables packet filtering, network address [and port] translation (NA[P]T) and other packet mangling.  It is the re-designed and heavily improved successor of the previous Linux 2.2.x ipchains and Linux 2.0.x ipfwadm systems.

  • OpenSSH
    content description: OpenSSH is the premier connectivity tool for remote login with the SSH protocol.  It encrypts all traffic to eliminate eavesdropping, connection hijacking, and other attacks.  In addition, OpenSSH provides a large suite of secure tunneling capabilities, several authentication methods, and sophisticated configuration options.

  • OpenSSL
    content description: OpenSSL is an open source project that provides a robust, commercial-grade, and full-featured toolkit for the Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocols.  It is also a general-purpose cryptography library.

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Servers – E-Mail

  • Apache SpamAssassin
    content description: Apache SpamAssassin is the #1 Open Source anti-spam platform giving system administrators a filter to classify email and block spam (unsolicited bulk email).  It uses a robust scoring framework and plug-ins to integrate a wide range of advanced heuristic and statistical analysis tests on email headers and body text including text analysis, Bayesian filtering, DNS blocklists, and collaborative filtering databases.

  • Dovecot
    meta description: Dovecot - Secure IMAP and POP3 server

  • Exim
    meta description: Exim is a message transfer agent (MTA) developed at the University of Cambridge for use on Unix systems connected to the Internet.

  • Fetchmail
    content description: Fetchmail is a full-featured, robust, well-documented remote-mail retrieval and forwarding utility intended to be used over on-demand TCP/IP links (such as SLIP or PPP connections).  It supports every remote-mail protocol now in use on the Internet: POP2, POP3, RPOP, APOP, KPOP, all flavors of IMAP, ETRN, and ODMR.  It can even support IPv6 and IPSEC.

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Servers – Infrastructure

  • Apache HTTP Server Project
    content description: The Apache HTTP Server Project is an effort to develop and maintain an open-source HTTP server for modern operating systems including UNIX and Windows. The goal of this project is to provide a secure, efficient and extensible server that provides HTTP services in sync with the current HTTP standards.

  • Internet Systems Consortium - BIND (sub page)
    content description: BIND is by far the most widely used DNS software on the Internet, providing a robust and stable platform on top of which organizations can build distributed computing systems with the knowledge that those systems are fully compliant with published DNS standards.

  • Internet Systems Consortium - ISC DHCP (sub page)
    content description: All IP devices need addresses, and ISC DHCP is the easiest and most efficient way to provide them.  ISC DHCP is open source software that implements the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol for connection to an IP network.  It is production-grade software that offers a complete solution for implementing DHCP servers, relay agents, and clients for small local networks to large enterprises.  ISC DHCP solution supports both IPv4 and IPv6, and is suitable for use in high-volume and high-reliability applications.  DHCP is available for free download under the terms of the ISC License, a BSD style license.

  • Linux Terminal Server Project
    content description: The Linux Terminal Server Project adds thin client support to Linux servers.  LTSP is a flexible, cost effective solution that is empowering schools, businesses, and organizations all over the world to easily install and deploy thin clients.

  • NTP Public Services Project
    content description: Providing public support services for the NTP Project and hosting the IETF NTP Working Group.

  • RSYSLOG
    meta description: RSYSLOG can deliver over one million messages per second to local destinations when limited processing is applied (based on v7, December 2013).  Even with remote destinations and more elaborate processing the performance is usually considered "stunning".

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