In collaboration with Microsoft, TurnKey Linux to relaunch as TurnKey Windows

John jpyper at
Sat Apr 4 23:22:25 BST 2009

That was kind of a sick joke, but even if it was true, I would still
support TurnKey, as I develop for multi-platform anyways.

John Pyper
Dell | Managed Services
Kent, WA, USA

On 4/4/09, Farran Lee <fazzy.baboon at> wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-04-01 at 16:04 +0300, Liraz Siri wrote:
>> (Sorry guys, Ubuntu was fun, but money talks!)
>> 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.
>> Under the technical collaboration agreement, Microsoft and the open
>> source project formerly known as TurnKey Linux will create a joint
>> research facility and develop new software appliance solutions for use
>> with leading virtualization solutions such as Microsoft Virtual PC and
>> Hyper-V Server.
>> The key components of the reciprocal agreement are:
>> * The project formerly known as TurnKey Linux will relaunch as TurnKey
>>   Windows at
>> * Microsoft will collaborate with TurnKey Windows to develop appliances
>>   based on Windows 7, Microsoft's highly anticipated next-generation PC
>>   operating system, slated for release in 2010. In the interim, new beta
>>   TurnKey Windows appliances will be based on Windows Server 2008.
>> * Existing TurnKey Linux users will be automatically upgraded to an
>>   equivalent TurnKey Windows appliance as soon as one becomes available.
>>   By allowing an appliance to upgrade automatically users implicitly
>>   accept the new End User License Agreement.
>> * Microsoft will generously allow free usage of TurnKey Windows
>>   appliances for the duration of the Beta, after which the appliances
>>   will require activation of a mandatory subscription plan. The new pay
>>   as you go model is intended to dramatically reduce total cost of
>>   ownership.
>> Jointly developed beta versions of TurnKey Windows appliances will be
>> made available to MSDN, TechBeta and TechNet customers. Consumers who
>> want to test-drive a beta appliance will be able to download the TurnKey
>> Windows Core beginning Apr. 31 at
>> Under the agreement, TurnKey Windows is establishing clear leadership
>> among software appliance vendors and Microsoft will officially recommend
>> TurnKey Windows for customers who want software appliance solutions.
>> Additionally, Microsoft will distribute coupons for on-demand deployment
>> of TurnKey Windows appliances in it's Azure utility cloud.
>> "Too often open source projects ask monopolistic proprietary vendors to
>> adapt and embrace open source ideals. Today we are adapting our ideals
>> to a very generous monopolistic proprietary vendor" said Alon Swartz,
>> co-founder and CEO of TurnKey Windows.
>> Following a sizeable donation by Microsoft, founders of the project
>> formerly known as TurnKey Linux agreed to rebuild all future appliances
>> on Windows 7. The upcoming operating system is designed to make everyday
>> tasks faster and easier, and make new things possible for end users.
>> Windows 7 reflects an evolved approach to engineering that will promote
>> interoperability between a wide and diverse range of Microsoft Windows
>> operating systems and incorporates advanced security features guaranteed
>> to prevent next-generation Windows installations from spontaneously
>> bursting into flames.
>> Windows 7 is being designed to provide a solid platform to enable a new
>> generation of solutions. Windows 7 will enable developers to be more
>> productive and offers new capabilities to create more stunning
>> applications. The next generation operating system will include many
>> groundbreaking innovations including a new taskbar, Ribbon, which will
>> include a simple flight simulator program and a new version of Internet
>> Explorer which will feature entirely new ways to allow Nigerians to
>> rearrange your desktop icons.
>> To learn more about this announcement, join the Microsoft TurnKey
>> Windows webcast, which will be broadcast live at 11 a.m. ET on April
>> 31, 2009. The webcast will also be available for replay.
>> Like many commercial transactions, the financial terms of the agreement
>> are not being disclosed at this time.
>> About TurnKey Windows
>> ---------------------
>> TurnKey Windows, formerly known as TurnKey Linux, delivers software
>> appliances that help organizations do more will less by reducing
>> unnecessary friction and leveraging virtualization and cost-effective
>> on-demand infrastructure.
>> About Microsoft
>> ---------------
>> Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq MSFT) is the worldwide leader in
>> software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize
>> their full potential.
> lol that was an April Fool... :P Don't know if you have April Fool
> outside of the UK hehe
> ===================================
> Farran Lee
> I'm only 16 :P

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