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Announcing TurnKey Hub v1.0

Dear user,

We just released v1.0 of the TurnKey Hub, the free web service we've been developing this past 9 months that integrates TurnKey Linux with the Amazon Web Services cloud. The Hub powers two tightly integrated services:

TurnKey Linux 11 released (part one)

Dear user,

We just announced part one of the TurnKey Linux 11 release, spanning 45 ready-to-use solutions based on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Long Term Support - until April 2015):



New release candidates for TurnKey Linux 11.0 (part 1)

Dear user,

Earlier this week we pushed out 38 release candidates for part 1 of the upcoming TurnKey Linux 11.0 release and we need your help testing them!



TKLPatch dev contest over, community feedback needed + TKLBAM update

A couple of quick updates:

  1. TurnKey appliance development contest is over: it was a wild success and will result in a near doubling of the TurnKey library in the upcoming release batch. You are all invited to vote on who should win and share your thoughts:


TKLBAM, a new kind of smart backup/restore system

Dear user,

Big news! We've officially unveiled TKLBAM (TurnKey Linux Backup and Migration), a new kind of smart automated backup and restore system that will make it super easy to test your backups "in the cloud", and migrate working systems anywhere in minutes:


Technical documentation:


Liraz Siri
Co-founder of TurnKey Linux
Cell: +972-54-2013512

Appliance development contest, betas of TurnKey Core on Lucid and Lenny

Dear user,

It's been a busy month. A couple of updates:

  1. Appliance development contest: In an attempt to put your donation money to good use, we announced yesterday an appliance development contest.

    To celebrate the occasion we'll be giving live training on how to customize existing TurnKey appliances and create new ones, so anyone willing to learn a few basic Linux skills is invited to join in on the fun. With your help we could potentially double the appliance library by the next release!

Launching TurnKey Hub

Dear user,

Earlier this week, we launched the private beta of the TurnKey Hub, a simplified cloud deployment service that makes it easy to launch and manage TurnKey Linux appliances in the Amazon EC2 cloud.

To learn more, try the demo and sign up for an invitation:

Note, the feedback we've received so far has been good, so we'll be granting invitation requests on a daily basis for as long as we have the capacity to support it on a first come, first served basis.

Out of beta, security updates, better Amazon EC2 support

Dear user,

Last week TurnKey Linux came out of beta in its last release based on Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. Though Canonical will continue supporting Ubuntu 8.04 for another 3 years, all future releases of the virtual appliance library will be based on the upcoming Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid) Long Term Support version.

The current out-of-beta release features:


Dear registered user,

We've just added a News and Security Announcements newsletter to the TurnKey Linux web site.

This is a very low traffic newsletter published no more than once a month, which we'll use to announce important project milestones and developments (e.g., major releases) and also notify you immediately regarding critical security vulnerabilities.

Happy new year!

Liraz Siri
Cell: +972-54-2013512
Twitter: http://twitter.com/lirazsiri