Top 15 Linux-libre Alternative and Similar Softwares | May 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. Jupiter Applet

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......

2. Linux kernel

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

3. sysklogd

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

4. Sabayon

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......

5. kmod

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. The Avenger

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.......

7. GNU Hurd

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.......

8. libdrm

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).......

9. Advanced Linux Sound Architecture

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......

10. Linux man-pages

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.......

11. Portable Update

Portable Update Portable Update is a tool for updating a Microsoft Windows computer in a completely disconnected environment. This is useful in many circumstances: When the computer reside on a secure lan isolated from internet; When the computer to update doesn’t have access or can't use a proxy server; When is......

12. WuInstall

WuInstall Updating Windows systems is one of the routine tasks of an administrator, usually done automatically with or without WSUS. The problem with it is, as we all know, that users are bothered by the time-consuming process of requesting available updates and reboots - not only at Microsoft Patch Day. That......

13. Nitrobit Update Server

Nitrobit Update Server The nitrobit update server offers easy-to-use management of updates that are released through Microsoft Update. It offers a professional replacement for the Windows Update Server (WSUS) - and runs on Linux.......

14. Snowlinux

Snowlinux Snowlinux is a set of Linux distributions based on Debian 's latest stable release and featuring four different desktop environments - GNOME , KDE , LXDE & Xfce . It aims to be user-friendly, incorporating many useful tweaks and carefully selected software applications.......

15. MacPilot

MacPilot Scared of the terminal or cant be bothered to remember those commands to customize your system the way you want? MacPilot is your digital savior. Easily enable and disable hidden features in Mac OS X, optimize and repair your system, and perform numerous routine maintenance operations with the click of......