Your Favourite Open Source Software?

InvisibleJim

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Dunno about opensource but windscribe did not require card details and you can get 20GB, there's also protonvpn with restrictions for torrenting.

Windscribe and ProtonVPN are more privacy vpn services rather than open source software. Not sure if that was What was wanted here. There's certainly quite a few Open Source VPN projects that you can use to set up private networks such as OpenVPN, Wireguard and SoftEther and a lot of the privacy VPN services use these, particularly OpenVPN and more recently Wireguard.
 

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Has to be none other than Linux, my daily driver. Since making the switch 3 years ago I have enjoyed every moment away from Windows. Heck even Windows has WSL (Windows subsystem for Linux) now but I see no reason to migrate back to Windows.

I run XUbuntu with XFCE, it's light and runs very well on low end hardware. I'm a heavy user of the terminal and i've learned to become very efficient when it comes to day to day computing tasks. I LOVE Linux :)
 

InvisibleJim

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Thanks for sharing. Glad you are loving the Linux life!

For brevity, I haven't included general use Linux distro's on the list rather to focus on useful applications, (although I have added a couple of specialist distro's that we can kind of consider applications.) Distro's would merit a list of their own!

Do you have any favourite or unusual applications that you'd like to mention? Maybe something that helped you replace a proprietary app when you made the switch from Windows?
 

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I've added everything apart from LF.

My brain is addled from the long day of work and reading their description is kind of like Charlie Brown listening to the teacher talking and all he hears is "WahWahWahWah...."

Suggest a category for me please and I'll add it. Otherwise I'll look again when I'm better able to decipher their rambling prose :)
Yeah, that description does ramble on a bit. I would say Networking and Security would be a suitable section.
 

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How is this working for you? Have you stopped using ocs inventory? How does fusion inventory compare to ocs inventory? I want to setup an inventory system and used glpi with ocs inventory in the past.
Tested the FusionInventroy agent properly last week and so far very impressed. Only negative versus OCS so far is that on the VM's I installed it on, it didn't pull up the RAM - I still need to try it on my Hyper-V hosts so it might flag that on the data for the virtual machines on the host.

Finished my testing this morning for the settings to deploy the agent via Intune and pushed it out to about 200 PC's since 14h00 this afternoon with about another 100 to go when they check in. I also tested adding a couple of pc's manually with basic info and when the pc's get the agent, it updates the manual record perfectly - so when we receive a pc, we can add minimal data to capture it on the system and then when the PC goes live, the agent is automatically installed and updates the full inventory info it collects. Perfik!

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Tested the FusionInventroy agent properly last week and so far very impressed. Only negative versus OCS so far is that on the VM's I installed it on, it didn't pull up the RAM - I still need to try it on my Hyper-V hosts so it might flag that on the data for the virtual machines on the host.

Finished my testing this morning for the settings to deploy the agent via Intune and pushed it out to about 200 PC's since 14h00 this afternoon with about another 100 to go when they check in. I also tested adding a couple of pc's manually with basic info and when the pc's get the agent, it updates the manual record perfectly - so when we receive a pc, we can add minimal data to capture it on the system and then when the PC goes live, the agent is automatically installed and updates the full inventory info it collects. Perfik!

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Thanks for that update. I will test FusionInventroy in the new year.
 

Lucas Buck

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There also seems to be a GLPI project fork of it called the GLPI Agent but I think it is still in Beta.
Would it mean that in the future one wouldn't need to install fusion or ocs in order to import inventory information directly into GLPI.
 
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