100% Pure

accept no imitations
Everything here is my opinion. I do not speak for your employer.
March 2007
April 2007

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.

I'm CEO at Tailscale, where we make network problems disappear.

Why would you follow me on twitter? Use RSS.

apenwarr on gmail.com