Operating Systems for your home server

  • YunoHost icon


    Free Linux Self-Hosted Debian Website

    YunoHost is a Debian GNU/Linux based distribution packaged with free software that automates the installation of a personal web server. The purpose of YunoHost is to allow users to easily host their own web services by enabling a simple point-and-click web interface for installing various web apps. Currently supported apps include an email server with webmail interface, a WordPress website, an instant messaging server, a news aggregator, a file sharing server, and a seedbox, among others. The name YunoHost comes from the question: "Why not host yourself?"


  • Ubuntu Server icon

    Ubuntu Server

    Free Linux Website

    The leading platform for scale-out computing, Ubuntu Server helps you make the most of your infrastructure. Whether you want to deploy an OpenStack cloud, a Hadoop cluster or a 50,000-node render farm, Ubuntu Server delivers the best value scale-out performance available.


  • Windows 10 icon

    Windows 10

    Commercial Windows Website

    Windows 10 is a personal computer operating system released by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems

    To encourage its adoption, Microsoft announced that during its first year of availability, Windows 10 would be made available free of charge to users of genuine copies of eligible editions of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.

    Windows 10 introduces what Microsoft described as a "universal" application architecture; expanding on Metro-style apps, these apps can be designed to run across multiple Microsoft product families with nearly identical code—including PCs, tablets, smartphones, embedded systems, Xbox One, Surface Hub and HoloLens.

    Windows 10's user interface was revised to handle transitions between a mouse-oriented interface and a touchscreen-optimized interface based on available input devices—particularly on laplets; both interfaces include an updated Start menu that comprises a design similar to Windows 7 with 8's tiles.

    Windows 10 also introduces Task View, a virtual desktop system, the Microsoft Edge web browser and other new or updated applications.

    Integrated support for fingerprint and face recognition login, new security features for enterprise environments, DirectX 12 and WDDM 2.0 to improve the operating system's graphics capabilities for games.


  • ClearOS icon


    Free Linux Website

    ClearOS is a family of operating systems for the enterprise, small business, and home. There are three editions to choose from depending on your needs and suitable to your abilities. They are: ClearOS Enterprise, ClearOS Home, and ClearOS Core.

    ClearOS is a powerful network and gateway server designed for small organizations and distributed environments. Though ClearOS comes with an extensive list of features and integrated services, the solution is easy to configure thanks to the intuitive web-based interface.


  • Zentyal icon


    Free Linux Website

    Zentyal is a native Microsoft Active Directory® implementation on Linux incorporating all the network services required in a small and medium business environment: Directory & Domain Server, Mail Server, Gateway and Infrastructure Server.


  • OpenMediaVault icon


    Free Linux Website

    OpenMediaVault is the next generation network attached storage (NAS) solution based on Debian Linux. It contains services like SSH, (S)FTP, SMB/CIFS, DAAP media server, RSync, BitTorrent client and many more. Thanks to the modular design of the framework it can be enhanced via plugins.

    OpenMediaVault is primarily designed to be used in home environments or small home offices, but is not limited to those scenarios. It is a simple and easy to use out-of-the-box solution that will allow everyone to install and administrate a Network Attached Storage without deeper knowledge.


  • Sandstorm.io icon


    Free Linux Web Self-Hosted Meteor Website

    Sandstorm makes it easy to run your own server. Install apps to create documents, spreadsheets, blogs, git repos, task lists, and more as easily as you'd install apps on your phone. Sandstorm is open source and can be installed on any x86-64 Linux system.

    Designed for humans
    It's as easy as your phone. No command lines, no config files, no database provisioning.

    Secure by default
    Sandstorm's unparalleled security measures keep you safe even when apps are buggy.

    Run any app you want -- even write your own. Don't get locked into walled gardens.

    Lots of apps
    Use a wide variety of web apps on Sandstorm, including things that you can't find elsewhere. We have the usual e-mail, photo sharing, and collaborative document editing, but also niche apps that the big guys will never offer because they can't be monetized. Moreover, Sandstorm is the only easy way to run many great open source apps.

    Protect your privacy
    Sandstorm apps can only talk to the outside world with your explicit permission. That means they can't secretly spy on you, develop an advertising profile from your data, or perform psych experiments on you without your consent. Plus, apps running on your server do not disappear when the developer stops supporting them.

    Don't get locked in
    When developers run the servers, they can lock you in to their walled garden, refusing to play nice with competitors they don't like. Sandstorm puts all your apps and data under your roof, where you can mix and match apps as you please. You can even freely move between hosts and take all your apps and data with you.


  • CentOS icon


    Free Linux Website

    CentOS is a community-supported, free and open source operating system based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. It exists to provide a free enterprise class computing platform and strives to maintain 100% binary compatibility with its upstream distribution. CentOS stands for Community ENTerprise Operating System.


  • QuickBox icon


    Free Linux Self-Hosted Website

    QuickBox is much more than a 'seedbox installer script'... it is a simplistic approach to achieving easy seedbox and services management from a beautifully designed dashboard. Allowing users the ability to interact with their seedbox and server on a professional grade level. With the click of a button users can install packages like Plex, SickRage, BTSync and many more... all this in a seedbox script without spending a dime!


  • unRAID Server  icon

    unRAID Server

    Commercial Linux Website

    Traditional approaches to personal computing technology place limits on your hardware’s capabilities, forcing you to choose between a desktop, media player, or a server. With unRAID, we can deliver all of these capabilities, at the same time, and on the same system.


  • Amahi Home Server icon

    Amahi Home Server

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Android iPhone ... iPad Playstation Xbox Website

    The Amahi Home Server is designed for home and small office environments where the technical support staff do not want the job!

    It is easy to use and offers cross-platform compatibility (PCs, Mac, GNU/Linux, Playstation, Xbox, you name it.)

    The Amahi server is open source and Linux-based, which means its reliable and virus-free.


  • Debian icon


    Free Linux BSD Self-Hosted Website

    Debian is a free distribution of the GNU/Linux operating system. It is distributed with access to repositories containing thousands of software packages ready for installation and use. Debian is known for strict adherence to the Unix and free software philosophies as well as using collaborative software development and testing processes. Debian can be used as a desktop as well as server operating system.


  • OpenFLIXR icon


    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Self-Hosted Headphones ... CouchPotato SickRage SABnzbd Plex Website

    OpenFLIXR Media Server is an all-in-one media server for automated downloading and serving media. Tools like CouchPotato, SickRage, Headphones and SABnzbd to download and Plex Media Server to bring everything to your screens. Be it tablets, TVs, PCs, you name it. Completely web-based and includes monitoring and management tools.

    Smart auto-updating will keep everything up-to-date and running smooth. All programs are optimised to work together so it takes very little time to set it up. Being a virtual appliance gives you the advantage to run it on any platform. The only thing you need is a hypervisor like VirtualBox (Open Source), VMWare Fusion / Workstation / Player / ESXi, Parallels Desktop, KVM / unRAID or Microsoft Hyper-V.


  • FreeNAS icon


    Free BSD Website

    FreeNAS is a free NAS (Network-Attached Storage) server, supporting: CIFS (samba), FTP, NFS, AFP, RSYNC, iSCSI protocols, S.M.A.R.T., local user authentication, Software RAID (0,1,5) with a Full WEB configuration interface. FreeNAS takes less than 32MB once installed on Compact Flash, hard drive or USB key.
    The minimal FreeBSD distribution, Web interface, PHP scripts and documentation are based on M0n0wall.


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