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9 Excellent Open Source Configuration Management Applications
This software automates the configuration of machines to a particular state. Like any other tools, they are designed to solve specific problems in certain ways. The goal is to get a system from whatever state it is in, into the desired state. Configuration management software are the tools of choice for many system administrators and devops professionals.

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  • Pan
    Pan is a Gnome/GTK Newsreader for X that features easy binary retrieval, automatic grouping of multipart posts and more. Read more hot
  • trn
    Threaded RN, a newsreader that uses an article's references to order the discussions in a very natural, reply-ordered sequence called threads. hot
  • Getbinnews
    Getbinnews is a newsreader developed in C using the GTK user interface (for Linux, FreeBSD and OpenBSD OS) . The aim of Getbinnews is to extract in some newsgroups a binary file (mp3, jpg, gif,mpg, asf, avi, divx...) splited in articles with mime, uuencode or yenc format.
  • Gnus
    Gnus is a flexible message reader running under GNU Emacs. It supports reading and composing both news and mail. In addition, it is able to use a number of web-based sources as inputs for its groups. The main Gnus goal is to provide the user with an efficient and extensible interface towards dealing with large numbers of messages, no matter the form they may have or wherever they may come from. Gnus is a fully MIME-compliant and supports reading and composing messages using any charset that GNU Emacs supports.
  • GRN
    GRN is a NNTP client which is written with the help of Gnome and Gtk. It is designed primarily to look like tin as much as possible, but work under X, and use all the advantages that Gnome and Gtk provide.
  • Gunner News Reader
    Gunner News Reader is a console based Usenet news reader. It features ease of compilation, configuration and use. Gunner is built upon Howard Benson's SimpleNews-0.2 from 1997. The goal of the gunner project is to produce a mutt-like client for NNTP.
  • Knews
    Knews is a threaded newsreader with an X Window interface. It features inline images, full support for reading MIME articles, and lets you post with attachments.
  • KNode
    KNode is a newsreader for the K Desktop Environment. It is GNKSA compliant, and has support for MIME and multiple servers. It is a online-reader, but in combination with a local newsserver like leafnode is also usable with dial-up connections. Read more
  • KRN
    KRN is a user-friendly, graphical newsreader for KDE. It has offline functionality, and the development version features a powerful database backend.
  • LottaNZB
    LottaNZB is a Usenet client that automates the download of files from Usenet with the help of NZB files. It can enqueue NZB files directly from within your file manager and Web browser. It supports, bandwidth throttling, and multiple Usenet servers. Read more
  • Lucy
    A console based news reader, written in Perl. Lucy is for power users already familiar with usenet. It won't hold your hand or nag you about proper etiquette. In fact, you are free to edit all the headers of your posts, if you want.
  • LuserNET
    LuserNET is a GPL'd GNUstep news reader. LuserNET uses gnustep-base, gnustep-gui and Pantomime.
  • nn
    No News is Good News: a menu based (point and shoot) netnews reader with a complete set of features to satisfy both the expert and the novice user.
  • nn-tk
    nn-tk is a version of the NN newsreader; as both a TK based GUI interface and also can be compiled with the original character based interface.
  • nnewz
    nnewz is an NNTP client written in C# (Mono). It supports SSL-enabled servers.
  • Pyne
    Pyne is an offline newsreader written in Python and py-gtk which has simple mail/news filtering.
  • QNews
    QNews is a gateway between the qmail mail system and Usenet. It allows an ordinary user with an account on a system running Qmail to send and receive articles on Usenet via email.
  • sinntp
    sinntp is a tiny non-interactive NNTP client.
  • SLRN
    SLRN is an NNTP based newsreader for Unix. It runs in console mode on various Unix-like systems (including Linux), 32-bit Windows, OS/2, BeOS, Mac OS X and VMS. Beside the usual features of a newsreader, slrn supports scoring rules to highlight, sort or kill articles based on information from their header. It is highly customizable, allows free key-bindings and can easily be extended using the sophisticated s-lang macro language. Offline reading is possible by using either slrnpull (shipped with slrn) or a local newsserver (like leafnode or INN).
  • thrap
    Thrap provides a simple vi-like user interface and access to usenet using the NNTP protocol.
  • tin
    tin is a full-screen easy to use Usenet newsreader. It can read news locally (i.e., /var/spool/news) or remotely (rtin or tin -r option) via a NNTP (Network News Transport Protocol) server. It will automatically utilize NOV newsoverview style index files if available locally or via the NNTP [X]OVER command (RFC2980).
  • X Python Newsreader
    XPN is a multiplatform newsreader with unicode support. It's written in Python using GTK+2 toolkit and works wherever Python and GTK+2 work.
  • XRN
    XRN is a program for reading News via NNTP on a UNIX machine which supports the X Window System. XRN has numerous features for utilizing bandwidth more efficiently when communicating with the server over a slow network, e.g., over a SLIP or PPP connection. XRN supports NNTP authentication, including traditional user-name/password authentication and "AUTHINFO GENERIC" authentication.

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