TurnKey: Ready to Use Specialized Virtual Appliances
If you are a Web 2.0+ user you might want to host a WordPress blog or may be a Joomla or Drupal powered Website or build a NAS server, or may be a torrent server interests you. If you have needs like these and you are looking for a no nonsense off-shelf solution, then TurnKey Linux is what you have been waiting for. No more messing up with your computer to get LAMP server working. For most day to day Cloud computing needs, TurnkKey Linux might be the way to go. It is an Ubuntu based distro geared at offering a set of highly specialised virtual appliances available as installation CD images or virtual images.
The first instalment of TurnKey Linux 11 got released recently and included 45 new images based on Ubuntu 10.04.1. Part 1 mostly refreshes the existing appliances in the library, and also adds in a handful of new appliances like Joomla 1.6, Magento, StatusNet, PrestaShop and vTiger CRM. Part 2 is expected to double the number of appliances which currently stands at 45. Some common appliances worth a look might be
Joomla 1.5 Appliance (Cutting Edge Content Management)
WordPress Appliance (Blog Publishing Platform)
Drupal 6 Appliance (Content Management Framework)
File Server Appliance (Simple Network Attached Storage)
MediaWiki Appliance (Wikipedia’s Wiki Engine)
LAMP Stack Appliance (Web Stack (Apache+php+MySQL))
TurnKey opens up tons of possibilities, watch this space for the review of some of these appliances.
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