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We are migrating some Windows pc's to Linux (Ubuntu 14.04). For Windows we have a tool to manage those devices:

  • checking invetory on pc's (which software is installed)
  • pushing software to the clients (batch / bash scripts)
  • taking over the pc's

I saw that Ubuntu has a tool called landscape. Is there a free opensource alternative for this? Which is capable of the things I described?

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  • There are many such tools available. A few that come to mind are puppet, chef and ansible. – muru Aug 12 '14 at 20:22
  • I Think you can get a access to a local copy to run on your own server in house but you need to first have a subscription for support first. you may be able to just use the trial and get access to the feature. – Klyn Aug 12 '14 at 20:25
  • In a simular treath I found github.com/magenta-aps/bibos_admin – Joeri Feyen Aug 13 '14 at 6:33
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I have found a tool called CFEngine which can be used for free for up to 25 clients.

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Options to manage multiple Ubuntu servers are tracked in this question Options for managing multiple Ubuntu installations together

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