Top 15 Linux-libre Alternative and Similar Softwares | Jan 2017

Linux-libre is a GNU package that is maintained from modified versions of the Linux kernel. The aim of the project is to remove any software that does not include its source code, has its source code obfuscated or released under proprietary licenses. The parts that have no source code are called binary blobs and are generally proprietary firmware which, while generally redistributable, generally do not give the user the freedom to modify or study them.

1. Linux kernel

The Linux kernel is the operating system kernel used by the Linux family of Unix-like operating systems.......

2. The Avenger

The Avenger is a fully-scriptable, kernel-level Windows driver designed to remove highly persistent files, registry keys/values, and other drivers protected by entrenched malware. The Avenger is effective at removing malware that is hooked deeply into the operating system itself, which is often difficult for standard tools.......

3. GNU Hurd

GNU Hurd (usually referred to as the Hurd) is a computer operating system kernel designed as a replacement for Unix, released as free software under the GNU General Public License. It has been under development since 1990 by the GNU Project of the Free Software Foundation.......

4. Linux man-pages

The Linux man-pages project documents the Linux kernel and C library interfaces that are employed by user-space programs. This package contains over 1,900 man pages.......

5. kmod

kmod is a set of tools to handle common tasks with Linux kernel modules like insert, remove, list, check properties, resolve dependencies and aliases. These tools are designed on top of libkmod, a library that is shipped with kmod.......

6. libdrm

libdrm provides core library routines for the X Window System to directly interface with video hardware using the Linux kernel's Direct Rendering Manager (DRM).......

7. Sabayon

Sabayon is a Gentoo-based GNU/Linux Operating System designed for speed and ease of use. With the ability to use Gentoos Portage or Sabayons own Entropy system, the ability to compile a program for your needs or simply install a pre-built binary has never been easier. Sabayon, like Gentoo, is a......

8. Jupiter Applet

Jupiter is a light weight power and hardware control applet for Linux. It is designed to improve battery life of a portable Linux computer by integrating with the operating system and changing parameters of the computer based on battery or powered connection.Additionally, Jupiter provides quick access to some of the......

9. sysklogd

This package implements two system log daemons: syslogd and klogd.......

10. Advanced Linux Sound Architecture

Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (known by the acronym ALSA) is a free and open source software framework that provides an API for device drivers for sound cards. Some of the goals of the ALSA project at its inception were automatic configuration of sound-card hardware, and graceful handling of multiple sound......

11. Alpine Linux

Alpine Linux is a security-oriented, lightweight Linux distribution based on musl libc and busybox.......

12. ShowMan

Program to help recover disk space. Gives pie-chart view of disk usage, including unused space, with the ability to drill down into folders. Shows actual or nominal space occupied. Knows about the effects of cluster sizes.......

13. openmamba

openmamba GNU/Linux is a ready-to-use operating system for netbooks, notebooks, desktop and server personal computers.It comes with a plenty of software programs for office, multimedia, internet, games and much more and it is free software, so you have the freedom to download, use, modify and copy it.It is maintained by......

14. RunWithParameters

Tiny tool, which allows passing command-line parameters to any application from the Explorer context-menu. Comes with a database of parameters available in popular software. Remember previously used parameters in a pop-down history.......

15. CoreOS

CoreOS is a new Linux distribution that has been rearchitected to provide features needed to run modern infrastructure stacks. The strategies and architectures that influence CoreOS allow companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter to run their services at scale with high resilience. We've implemented them correctly so you don't have......