Open Source Apps for Admins

I love Open Source applications and this is a wonderful list from the folks at

24 Great Open Source Apps for Admins

I’ll hit the highlights of the list by sharing my favorites and identifying some of the most promising that I’ve yet to try.

My favorites from this list.

JkDefrag – The absolute best defrag in the world. See my tools page for an auto-installer.

InfraRecorder – great CD/DVD burning solution (portable and installer available)

PuTTY – a wonderful telnet and SSH client

7-zip – Handles zip/rar files like a champ. Makes Winzip obsolete

DBAN – When you need to wipe a HD this is all you need.

Promising Apps I’ve yet to try

NTRegEdit – Registry Editor with color coding, better searching, and quick editing

Vispa & Xpy – Tweak XP or Vista by turning off unwanted services and features.

HealthMonitor –  Monitor HD, RAM, Services, Events and supports SMS/Email notification of problems.

For the full list visit “24 Great Open Source Apps for Admins“. If you try any of these apps please let me hear about your experiences.

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