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Poll: Would you buy premium services (special images, support, etc.) from us? And what?

A poll for you:

If you wish to have premium images, please specify in a comment what you would like to see in them with some degree of detail (not just “an image with a web server” but “an Ubuntu xx.yy Server images with Apache 2, MySQL 5 etc.”

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Special purpose appliance: Grails (Ubuntu 12.04 Server x86)

Stefan Armbruster has kindly provided a Grails development appliance for us to use. He prepared it for a workshop he gave during Gr8Conf Europe 2012.
It’s based on Ubuntu 12.04 Server (32-bit).

You can find Stefan’s files in our Special purpose images page, or directly here.

virtualboxes.org images are now listed on CloudZoom virtual appliance marketplace

It has been a while since our images are available through them, but now it’s official:

CloudZoom announces the addition of virtual appliances from VirtualBoxes.org to it’s virtual appliance marketplace. The CloudZoom marketplace provides a simple, fast, and convenient way to find virtual appliances spanning multiple vendors and hypervisors. CloudZoom is combining the silos of unique, vendor specific or hypervisor specific catalogs, into a virtual appliance supermarket.

If you are tempted to ask “Who cares?” – and even if you aren’t – I would answer you to get better informed about what CloudZoom is. From their very own words:

CloudZoom is a virtual appliance marketplace, providing users with a comprehensive catalog of virtual appliances for use with VMware, Amazon, Xen, KVM, Parallels and VirtualBox. CloudZoom strives to be a destination for those interested in virtual appliances and related services. A multiyear plan for rolling out products and services is in the works.

CloudZoom is a startup based out of New Hampshire. Find more information on CloudZoom.com. Facebook, and Twitter.

In the original (very very grand) plans behind Virtualboxes.org I had foreseen something very similar to this platform-agnostic vendor-independent appliance catalog site, for both freely available and pay-for-download images, but I did ultimately not find enough strength, time, and patience to set up everything. Turns up I would have had to found a startup 😀

I ask every one of you to pay more than one visit to CloudZoom as I think it is mostly for services like it that we will see a growth in use of operating system virtualization by the most general audience possible. Also, if you are not that technically-savvy (or you are but lack time), please consider asking them to build a custom appliance for you: I bet you will not be disappointed.

Special purpose appliance: Gitorious (Ubuntu 11.10 Server x86)

Jason Huebel has kindly provided a Gitorious appliance for us to use.
It’s based on a git clone from 20120320 and Ubuntu 11.10 Server (32-bit).

You can find Jason’s files here.

VDI galore: Fedora 13, Fedora 14 (standard and KDE spin), Ubuntu 10.04, Ubuntu 10.10, Kubuntu 10.10

Our publishing activity has not been shiny lately – that’s no longer the case.

It’s a pleasure to make several hard disk images available as standard HTTP downloads:

  1. Fedora 13
  2. Fedora 14
  3. Fedora 14 KDE spin
  4. Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10
  5. Kubuntu 10.10

Fedora 13 and Ubuntu 10.04 were previously available only through BitTorrent.

Go download them all in their relevant pages, and don’t forget to mirror them on peer to peer networks such as eMule or BitTorrent (it’s perfectly legal).