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Windows Home Server Alternatives for Linux

Windows Home Server is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is OpenMediaVault, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Windows Home Server and 11 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Windows Home Server are TrueNAS, Zentyal, ClearOS and Univention Corporate Server.

Windows Home Server alternatives are mainly NAS Systems but may also be Operating Systems or Firewalls. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Windows Home Server.
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  1. OpenMediaVault icon

    OpenMediaVault

    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    15 alternatives to OpenMediaVault 

    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. It can be enhanced via plugins.

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    1.  Support for RsyncOpenMediaVault supports rsync, a free and open source file synchronization software.
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    OpenMediaVault vs Windows Home Server opinions
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    Reliable and easy to use. Scope to expand the functionality easily. Well supported and with an active online community that is both friendly and helpful.

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    TrueNAS

    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    22 alternatives to TrueNAS 

    TrueNAS (formerly FreeNAS) is an operating system that can be installed on virtually any hardware platform to share data over a network. TrueNAS is the simplest way to create a centralized and easily accessible place for your data.

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    1.  LightweightTrueNAS consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Support for RsyncTrueNAS supports rsync, a free and open source file synchronization software.
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    TrueNAS vs Windows Home Server opinions
    Some users think TrueNAS is a great alternative to Windows Home Server, some don't.


  3. Zentyal icon

    Zentyal

    • Linux
    29 alternatives to Zentyal 

    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.

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    ClearOS

    • Linux
    31 alternatives to ClearOS 

    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.

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    1.  Spam FilterClearOS can detect unsolicited, unwanted and virus-infected emails, calls, files, etc.
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    Univention Corporate Server

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    93 alternatives to Univention Corporate Server 

    Univention Corporate Server is a pre-configured platform to operate and manage server applications and complete IT infrastructures free of charge. It is optimal to provide Microsoft Server-like services on the cloud or on premises, to run and operate corporate IT environments...

    Online portal of UCS for all users and administrators


  6. Amahi Home Server icon

    Amahi Home Server

    20 alternatives to Amahi Home Server 

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

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    The Amahi dashboards "Storage" tab allows you to view the temperatures of your hard-drives (that is if they have that ability) and also how much used and free space that drive has. Can show unlimited amount of drives.
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    Sophos UTM

    • Linux
    • Online
    13 alternatives to Sophos UTM 

    Sophos UTM integrates complete security software within a single appliance. Choose only the protection you need when you need it. And deploy it on the platform that best fits your business: software, hardware or virtual appliance.

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    Greyhole

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    9 alternatives to Greyhole 

    Greyhole is an application that uses Samba to create a storage pool of all your available hard drives (whatever their size, however they're connected), and allows you to create redundant copies of the files you store, in order to prevent data loss when part of your hardware...

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    Artica

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    22 alternatives to Artica 

    Get a web based email/messaging, HTTP proxy, files server, VPN administration interface Using Postfix, Squid, Samba And extend them with Security quickly and easily How to create a Mail/Proxy/File

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    napp-it

    • Linux
    • OpenIndiana
    13 alternatives to napp-it 

    A napp-it is a high-quality block- and filestorage on common and favourable server hardware from ex. DataOn, Dell, HP or SuperMicro paired with a solid server OS (preferable Omnios/ OI/ Solaris but now with ZFS and job/ snap management on Linux) with an easy online installer...

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    1.  Support for Rsyncnapp-it supports rsync, a free and open source file synchronization software.
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