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2007-03-08 »

Goodbye NVS, hello Versabox!

What have I been up to lately? Well, lots of things, but one of my current favourites is Versabox, a redone Nitix Virtual Server that uses a modern Linux distribution, allows you to install more than one guest system at a time, makes it really easy to generate application-specific images that are "diffs" against a basic image, and (someday) should be portable to host operating systems other than Nitix.

As part of this project, I have discovered and documented the long-lost instructions for downloading a free Nitix trial CD without involving salespeople or waiting for an email. This is great in case you want to try out Versabox in an also-free VMware Server session.

You can join the Versabox discussion forums if you're interested in lurking or contributing.

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