Open Source Tools

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TuxI love open source tools not because they’re mostly free — although this is a great benefit — but because they are secure, provide a wide variety of choice and allow us to deploy solutions very quickly. Following are lists we’ve compiled of the open source tools we use:

Infrastructure Backend

Virtualization: Proxmox – http://proxmox.com Yes, our PRODUCTION virtualization platform, not VMWare or Microsoft.

Mail: Postfix & Dovecot IMAP http://www.postfix.org / http://www.dovecot.org

Webmail: Roundcube http://roundcube.net

Network monitoring: Nagios / Zenoss http://www.nagios.org / http://www.zenoss.com

Clonezilla http://clonezilla.org

Firewall: PFsense http://www.pfsense.org

Replace FTP: ownCloud http://owncloud.org

Web Content Filtering: OpenDNS http://www.opendns.com

Websites

LAMP: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LAMP_(software_bundle)

Linux http://www.linux.org

Apache http://httpd.apache.org

MySQL http://www.mysql.com

PHP http://php.net

Manage LAMP: PHPmyadmin http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/index.php

Web Server Security

Advanced Policy Firewall https://www.rfxn.com/projects/advanced-policy-firewall/

Fail2ban http://www.fail2ban.org

ClamAV http://www.clamav.net/lang/en/

MalDetect http://www.rfxn.com/projects/linux-malware-detect/

OSSEC (host intrusion detection software) http://www.ossec.net

CMS: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Content_management_system

Drupal https://drupal.org

Joomla http://www.joomla.org

WordPress http://wordpress.org

Squarespace http://wordpress.org

Manage Linux Webserver” Webmin http://www.webmin.com

Managing a Web Server using Virtualmin CPANEL http://www.virtualmin.com

Desktop Tools

Team Viewer http://www.teamviewer.com

TrueCrypt http://www.truecrypt.org/

Linux Mint (Debian) http://www.linuxmint.com

Productivity Tools

Libre Office http://www.libreoffice.org

Apache OpenOffice http://www.openoffice.org

Prezi http://prezi.com

GIMP (Photoshop alternative) http://www.gimp.org

https://www.canva.com/ (graphic design)

Trello (project management) https://trello.com

7zip http://www.7-zip.org

Multimedia

VLC http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html

Handbrake http://handbrake.fr

Social Media

Hootsuite (social media management) https://hootsuite.com

Topsy (social search) http://topsy.com

Symplur (for healthcare-related associations–healthcare hashtag project, analytics, tweet archives) http://www.symplur.com

Pinterest analytics–Tailwind  http://www.tailwindapp.com/pinreach?utm_expid=66973155-3.42yBR-ReRSmww-yGkZgPAg.0 (good example of free tool that’s changed hands multiple times!)

Twitter analytics–Twitonomy http://www.twitonomy.com