xrdp is an open-source version of Microsoft RDP server that enables non-Windows OSes like Linux to provide a fully functional, RDP-compatible remote desktop experience. It serves as a bridge between systems that relays graphics and controls between the X Window System and the client. TheFrenchGhosty raves, "XRDP is simply the best."
Suzieq is a framework and application focused on improving network observability. It collects data from devices and systems across the network, normalizes and stores that data in a vendor-independent way and then allows analysis of all the collected data. Appreciated by haakon666.
Kimai is a pro-grade, web-based time tracker that can handle hundreds of users, generate reports, create invoices and more. This open-source tool includes a long list of useful advanced features like 2FA, customizable roles and permissions, multiple timezones and budgeting. Thanks to troubleshootmertr for the recommendation!
The Brutalist Report is a stripped-down, to-the-point news site that brings you the latest tech stories without a hint of the graphical clutter or annoying popups that typically assault the sensibilities of those who preferred simpler times. MurderingMurloc appreciates this source for "The day's headlines delivered to you without bullshit."
Watchtower is a tool for automating Docker container-based image updates that allows you to update the running version of a containerized app through the Docker Hub or your image registry. You just push a new image to the hub/registry, and that image is pulled down automatically. Then your existing container is properly shut down and restarted, preserving whatever options were selected during initial deployment. Our thanks for the recommendation go to P8ntBal1551.
Elevate Teams Meeting Privacy with Explicit Recording Consent explains how you can address privacy concerns using a new Teams policy that ensures all participants are willing to be recorded before recording begins. Granger_Tribbiany_05 explains, "When this policy is in effect, the Teams meeting window will explicitly ask for everyone's permission to record meetings. Your voice, video and screen share won't get recorded unless your consent is given."
ChoEazyCopy is an intuitive GUI for Microsoft's RoboCopy tool that enables you to easily create full mirror duplicates of file structures—including subdirectories and files, if desired—while preserving all the associated file info like date and time stamps, ACLs and more. Kindly suggested by gangaskan.
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Password Pusher is an open-source tool that allows you to safely communicate passwords over the internet. Provides you with expiring password links that will stop working after a specified number of views and/or a certain amount of time has passed. Can be hosted at pwpush.com or run as a private instance on your own server. Our thanks for this one go to supernova666666.
Tasks is a self-hosted, file-based task management board. The modern interface allows you to create cards, lists and tags and write cards as Markdown files. Features customizable light and dark themes synced with OS settings as well as support for subpath based reverse-proxy with an environment variable for base path. Kindly shared by its author, baIdissara, who explains, "It's still in early development, but I'm very happy with the few features it currently has."