Open Source Links


Open Source Software Reading


Open Source OSes:

Ubuntu Linux Canonical's Linux; designed for both laptops & desktops, as well as servers ubuntu.com
Linux Mint Desktop-focused Improvement on Ubuntu - designed for laptops & desktops https://www.linuxmint.com/
Debian GNU/Linux multipurpose distribution, of which many other Linux versions are based. APT package management system. debian.org
FreeBSD robust OS adapted for many hardware platforms - often used in network servers freebsd.org
NetBSD multi-platform BSD-based OS noted for its portability netbsd.org
OpenBSD BSD-based OS noted for its security openbsd.org
Fedora Linux RPM-based general purpose Linux distribution, sponsored by Red Hat fedoraproject.org
CentOS free Linux distribution based on and binary-compatible with Red Hat Enterprise. centos.org
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Subscription-based($) Certifiable Linux distribution often used in industry www.redhat.com/rhel/

Open Source Projects:

Apache open-source HTTP server www.apache.org
nginx newer, better open-source HTTP server than Apache https://www.nginx.com/
Blowfish A free, strong encryption algorithm www.counterpane.com/blowfish.html
ISC Internet Systems Consortium, home of DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) and BIND 9 (open source DNS implementation) www.isc.org
GNOME An open source desktop environment for UNIX-like systems. www.gnome.org
Nautilus File management environment for GNOME https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/nautilus, https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Nautilus
Xiph.org Open source codecs, such as FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, Theora, Opus, Speex, CELT, etc www.xiph.org
PHP Hypertext preprocessor. www.php.net
Python An interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language www.python.org
qmail Open Source email program for Unix www.qmail.org
OpenStack Open Source cloud computing platform, mostly deployed as IAAS (Infrastructure-as-a-service) in both public and private clouds openstack.org
rysnc Very fast file mirroring. rsync.samba.org/rsync/features.html
Samba SMB and CIFS client and server for unix and other OSes. http://www.samba.org
SSL (OpenSSL) cryptography toolkit implementing the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL v2/v3) and Transport Layer Security (TLS v1) network protocols. www.openssl.org
JSP Java Server Pages; platform-independent XML-like tags and scriptlets written in the Java programming language. java.sun.com/products/jsp
Enhydra A "leading Open Source Java/XML application server" and a "comprehensive Web application development and deployment environment." www.enhydra.org
Tomcat (Jakarta) Reference Implementation for the Java Servlet 2.2 and JavaServer Pages 1.1 Technologies http://jakarta.apache.org/tomcat/index.html
Tinydns -a small, fast, reliable Domain Name Server http://tinydns.org/
Zimbra Open-Source Turn-key eMail server software - VM-ready! We host it! www.zimbra.com
Vinum Vinum is a BSD block device driver, implementing the RAID-0, RAID-1 and RAID-5 models https://sourceforge.net/projects/vinum/
Webalizer Fast server log file analysis program http://mrunix.com/webalizer/
Zope dynamic content development system and manager https://www.zope.org
Plone Object-oriented acquisition-based CMS based on Zope and Python https://www.plone.com