dramatic usability improvements to Ubuntu based software appliances

Tiago 'gouki' Faria gouki at ubuntu.com
Sun Nov 2 16:20:19 UTC 2008


I didn't have time to look into much detail or even try some of the
appliances you provide, but the truth is that I it looks PRETTY good so

Congratulations and keep up the good work.



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On Sun, 2008-11-02 at 18:01 +0200, Liraz Siri wrote:
> Hi guys,
> As you may recall we launched TurnKey Linux about a month and a half
> ago, with the goal of creating an Ubuntu-based opensource project that
> specialized in making certain niche tasks (e.g., setting up a LAMP
> stack, a CMS, etc.) easier by pre-integrating solutions into a software
> appliance type package.
> The response we got from the Ubuntu community was fantastic, and we used
> the feedback to guide our efforts as while 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).
> We are proud to announce that recently released versions of our Lamp,
> Joomla, Drupal appliances now feature:
> * easy to use configuration console (written from scratch in Python)
> * a beautiful web administration interface
> * auto-login while in demo/live mode
> * root password configuration during installation
> As usual, detailed information, screenshots and release notes is
> available in the appliances section on our website:
> http://www.turnkeylinux.org/appliances
> Launchpad blueprints for this release can be found at:
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/turnkeylinux/2008.10.17-hardy-x86
> The news release on our website can be found at:
> http://www.turnkeylinux.org/news/new-releases-feature-dramatic-usability-improvements
> With the most pressing usability issues under our belt we are now in the
> process of expanding the range of appliances we're building...
> What do you think?
> Cheers,
> Liraz
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