Open Source Deep Freeze Alternatives

Deep Freeze is an administrative IT tool that guarantees 100% workstation recovery upon restart. Enterprise IT demands that. While there are alternatives, that guarantee makes Deep Freeze the clearest choice and one that's very tough to beat. The closest alternatives can be filtered with the Restore on Reboot feature.

Open-source options are rare in this list and many open tools become discontinued quickly. It's hard to rely on a workstation tool that might get discontinued so that's a clear strength of commercial tools like Deep Freeze. On the other hand, there are some outstanding free tools

These tools are predominantly for Windows. Like Deep Freeze, a few support Mac as well. The open source tools are generally made for Linux.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 2/17/2016 8:56:00 PM

Alternatives to Deep Freeze for all platforms with Open Source License

  • Lethe

    Lethe is a Deep Freeze -like partition freezing software for Debian GNU/Linux and Lihuen GNU/Linux (May work on other Debian-based GNU/Linux distributions). Lethe makes the partitions behave like a Live CD: all changes made on the file system will not be saved on the disk but in RAM and when the system restarts, all the content saved in the previous session is "forgotten" and lost and the disk / partitions are restored to their original state.

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.34, released in January 2011, can be still downloaded from SourceForge
    • Different platforms. Linux only Guest • Feb 2016 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Linux

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