- VMTN Virtual Appliances Directory
The vmware virtual appliances directory looks very very cool to me. It's a collection of pre-installed pre-configured virtual machines setup for specific purposes... need a media-wiki server... no problem... need a network security scannng server ... no problem...
just download and go...
And if you combine it with the release of vmware server FOR FREE then you really have something cool...
One thing I did notice is that, unsurprisingly, all the VM's I looked at are based on Linux, and I expect this kind of thing will really drive the takeup of linux. If you think about it.. you're asked to demo a say e-mail security server to handle your burgeoning Virus/SPAM problems...
you could pay for a windows server license, buy it, configure it, get some software to do the filtering, install it, configure it, etc etc
or you could download a pre-configured Linux VM using Pre-configured Open source software ...
If you were a small overworked IT department... which would you choose?


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