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Time to recruit or too soon? Regarding whether it is to soon to recruit. I don't think so. We can still make this process easier (e.g., TKLDev in the cloud) but if contributors use TKLDev to develop a new appliance that meets our standards of quality (e.g., uses inithooks to set default ...
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Announcing TurnKey Docker optimized builds - As we've mentioned before, making TurnKey easy to deploy no matter your platform of choice is an important goal for the project. TurnKey already supports a mirade of build types including ISO, VMDK, OVF, Amazon EC2, OpenStack, OpenVZ, OpenNode, Xen, and recently added support for LXC. I'm pleased to announce that today we are updating the above list, with support for Docker.   Docker is an open-source project... http://ow.ly/2CvemS
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This is really two separate announcements rolled into one: TurnKey 13 - codenamed "satisfaction guaranteed or your money back!" The new release celebrates 5 years since TurnKey's launch. It's based on the latest version of Debian (7.2) and includes 1400 ready-to-use images: 330GB worth of 100% ...
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TurnKey Linux moves to GitHub

A simple question germinated a simple idea, which spawned tentacles and grew over a dozen or so iterations into a wholesale migration to GitHub and the retirement of several services and sites we've used over the years.

Git rocks, and so does GitHub!
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Seeking Glass Explorers: goo.gl/PbKWr

Last year we showed Glass to the world for the first time - we jumped out of airships, crashed New York Fashion Week and even took a ride on the subway. It’s been an exhilarating journey so far and there’s a lot more to come, but we can’t go it alone. We’re developing new technology that is designed to be unobtrusive and liberating, and so far we’ve only scratched the surface of the true potential of Glass.

Now we want you to get involved and that’s why today we’re expanding our Glass Explorer Program. We’re looking for bold, creative individuals who want to join us and be a part of shaping the future of Glass. Glass is still in the early stages, so we expect there will be some twists and turns along the way. While we can’t promise everything will be perfect, we can promise it will be exciting. 

We’d love to make everyone a Glass Explorer, but we’re starting a bit smaller. So, if you want to be one of the first Explorers, go to www.google.com/glass/start/how-to-get-one to find out how. 

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Announcing TurnKey Linux 12.0

This is big news, for a really big release! 12.0 has more than doubled the size of the TurnKey Linux library, from 45 appliances to over 100! Lots of over news as well, check out the post...
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I did some research and it turns out that syslinux now supports the creation of "isohybrid" images. These images are special as in addition to the normal CD-based ISO9660 filesystem, they also contain a valid-looking DOS-style partition table. If you simply "raw" copy an isohybrid processed ...
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Announcing TurnKey LXC - In a nutshell, LXC (LinuX Containers) can be thought of as the middle ground between a chroot on steroids and a full fledged virtual machine, making it possible to run multiple isolated "containers" on a single host. There has been quiet a lot of interest in supporting TurnKey on LXC, so I set out to see what it would take. Plan A, no B, ok C The initial plan was to generate LXC optimized builds for all appliances and document how t... http://ow.ly/2Cg98h
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TKLDev - Appliance Development Toolchain and Build System

Today I'd proud to announce the official release of TKLDev, the new mothership of all TurnKey Linux appliance development. With TKLDev, building an appliance from scratch is as easy as running make. If you can handle that you're ready to roll.

As you might expect, I'm pretty stoked to finally (finally!) be able to make this announcement. It's the culmination of a couple of years worth of thankless, unglorious work behind the scenes upgrading the development plumbing that makes TurnKey possible.

I personally believe it's also a critically important milestone for TurnKey, a project I've poured my heart and soul into and would like to see grow up to embrace it's full potential.
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TurnKey 12.1 64-bit maintenance release built with new tkldev build appliance

TurnKey 12.1 is out and it's the first 64-bit maintenance release to be built with tkldev - TurnKey's shiny new open appliance build system in a box.

With 64-bit support out the door, we've also pushed out a round of updates to the Hub so that users can finally deploy TurnKey on all Amazon EC2 instance sizes.

Full details about the release, changes to the Hub and tkldev in the announcement - take a look...
TurnKey 12.1 is out and it's the first 64-bit maintenance release to be built with tkldev - TurnKey's shiny new open appliance build system in a box. With 64-bit support out the door, we've also pushed out a round of updates to the Hub so that users can finally deploy TurnKey on all instance ...
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I'm thrilled to make not one, but two announcements!

TurnKey Core 13.0RC: This is a release candidate of TurnKey Core 13 based on Debian 7.0 ("Wheezy")- the upcoming version of Debian, which hasn't officially been released bu shouldn't be too far off.
 
64-bit support: TurnKey Core 13RC is available in both 32bit and 64bit versions. This means we can now guarantee that TurnKey 13 will come with 64-bit support. The wait for is nearly over. To be honest lack of 64-bit support been a nagging source of embarrassment for TurnKey for quite a while now. A significant 66% of users said this was "Very important" to them. We agree.
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I am super excited to hear about the upcoming 64bit support!
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Linux Action Show - s23e05

Shout out to the #LAS  guys for doing a quick review of +TurnKey Linux (segment starts around minute 8).
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In a nutshell, I'm a software engineer, opensource evangelist and a bit of an IT security freak.

I am one of the developers of TurnKey Linux, an open source project that's developing a family of free, Ubuntu-based software appliances which are optimized for ease of use in server-type usage scenarios and can be deployed in just a few minutes on bare metal, a virtual machine and in the cloud.
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