TurnKey Linux Virtual Appliance Library

Launching TurnKey Hub into private beta: cloud deployment simplified

Towards the end of last year we decided it was time to start working on an idea we've been toying with for a while. Mapping out the feature set was fun, and a lot of the current and future features are based on feedback we received from you guys and gals, as well as many related questions and comments from around the net.

2009.10 release: 40 appliances with VMDK and Amazon EC2 support

We're proud to announce the 2009.10 release batch featuring:

  • 25 new additions to the TurnKey Linux virtual appliance library
  • Added native virtual appliance packaging (OVF support included)
  • Amazon EC2 support, with EBS persistence
  • Core improvements: Ajax web shell, upgraded to Ubuntu 8.04.3

TurnKey Linux to relaunch as TurnKey Windows

Update: Hope you got a little chuckle out of our April Fools prank. It was obvious if you read the whole thing. Unfortunately, some of the responses we received indicate some people didn't realize it was a joke! Probably because they only read the beginning and didn't get to the funny bits. We also changed the front page. If you missed it,  you can still see it here.

SEOUL Apr. 1, 2009 In a keynote address at the 2009 Federated Assembly of Korean Engineers, Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer announced a broad business and technical collaboration agreement with the open source project formerly known as TurnKey Linux to build, market and support a series of TurnKey Windows software appliances, based on the upcoming Windows 7 operating system.

12 new appliances released

We just finished updating the site for our most exciting and ambitious batch of releases yet. The 2009.02 release, based on Ubuntu 8.04.2 LTS, features extensive improvements to usability, security and stability. We've done a terrific amount of quality assurance on our end and blocked the release until we had resolved every single bug and issue we found.

New releases feature dramatic usability improvements

Since our initial release a few weeks ago, we've been busy working the kinks out of our current crop of appliances.

Our main focus has been to try and figure out how to dramatically improve the usability of the handful of appliances we have released so that they appeal to a much wider audience (e.g., not everybody likes mucking around with the command line).

New versions of the Lamp, Joomla and Drupal appliances now feature:

Cast your vote

Developer resources are always limited, so to help us focus and prioritize our efforts we've created a voting section on the web site that should make it easier for users to share their views on what matters the most.

We're interested in feedback from the community on issues such as Ubuntu vs. Debian, which virtual machine targets we should support, 64bit support, etc.

Check it out, every vote counts!

Time to get this show on the road...

"Build it and they will come". Or so they say. After a busy couple of weeks we are hopefully ready to launch and see if that really works.

As a first step, we are releasing just a handful of proof of concept beta appliances which will be gradually improved and expanded as we receive more ideas, feedback and support from the community (that means you!).