OG's picture


What is the difference between getting a TKL appliance and installing the target software with apt-get, for example?

Specifically, I'm looking to run Redmine on an EC2 instance and I'm wondering what makes using TKL Redmine appliance better than picking some Ubuntu Lucid AMI and doing apt-get install redmine on the EC2 instance?

Thank you,

Alon Swartz's picture

TurnKey is essentially based on Ubuntu, so you could install and configure all the components manually, but TurnKey was designed for exactly this purpose (gives you a better starting point). You might be interested in taking a look at the benefits section as well as the FAQ - Should I use Ubuntu Server or TKL. Additionally, you get added bonus of cloud deployment via the Hub as well as TKLBAM for backup and migration.


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