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 Vagrant (Free, Open Source), Kubernetes (Free, Open Source), Flatpak (Free, Open Source) and BitNami Application Stacks (Free, Open Source).
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.
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.
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.