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Chef Habitat Alternatives

Chef Habitat is described as 'Automation that travels with the app. Chef Habitat allows any app to be independent of any particular infrastructure environment, like containers or PaaS' and is an app in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Chef Habitat for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, Online / Web-based and BSD. The best alternative is Homebrew, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Chef Habitat are Flatpak, Vagrant, Kubernetes and Snapcraft.

Chef Habitat alternatives are mainly Package Managers but may also be Virtualization Tools or Software Installers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Chef Habitat.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux

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    Homebrew

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    Homebrew is the easiest and most flexible way to install the UNIX tools Apple didn’t include with macOS. Also available for Linux.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceHomebrew either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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  2. Distributing applications on Linux is a pain: different distributions in multiple versions, each with their own versions of libraries and packaging formats. Flatpak is here to change all that.

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    Vagrant

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • VirtualBox
    • VMware Workstation
    • VMware Fusion
    • FreeBSD

    Create and manage virtualized development environments. Vagrant is a tool for building complete development environments.

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    Kubernetes

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • AppArmor

    Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers.

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    Snapcraft

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Snaps are software packages that are simple to create and install. They auto-update and are safe to run. And because they bundle their dependencies, they work on all major Linux systems without modification.

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  6. BitNami Stacks make it incredibly easy to deploy your favorite open source software. BitNami Stacks include an open source application and all of the other software necessary to run it, such as Apache, MySQL, PHP or Ruby.

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    Zero Install

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Solaris

    Zero Install is a decentralised cross-distribution software installation system. Other features include full support for shared libraries, sharing between users, and integration with native platform package managers.

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    Homebrew Cask

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Homebrew

    Homebrew-cask provides a friendly homebrew-style CLI workflow for the administration of Mac applications distributed as binaries.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceHomebrew Cask either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    AppImageKit

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Using AppImageKit you can package desktop applications as AppImages that run on common Linux-based operating systems, such as RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian and derivatives.

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedAppImageKit is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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    Docker Swarm

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Docker

    Docker Swarm is native clustering for Docker. It allows you create and access to a pool of Docker hosts using the full suite of Docker tools.

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