JP Vossen on 8 Sep 2016 22:12:15 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Free virtualization resources

I've talked about this before ( but gives you (per their web site, but I agree):

* 100+ ready-to-use solutions: discover and leverage the best free software. Deploy solutions quickly on bare metal, virtual machines, or in the cloud. * Free as in speech: free software with full source code and a powerful build system. Free of hidden backdoors, free from restrictive licensing and free to learn from, modify and distribute. * Secure and easy to maintain: auto-updated daily with latest security patches. * [sort-of pay for] 1-click backup and restore: smart backup software saves changes to files, databases and package management to encrypted storage which servers can be automatically restored from. * It just works: designed for ease of use, built and tested collaboratively by the community.

Very cool.

On 09/08/2016 08:34 AM, Rich Mingin (PLUG) wrote:
As with everything in life, there are levels of trust. I've pulled down
and reviewed several of the distros I'm most familiar with, and I've
seen no signs of tampering, but it's pretty much impossible to verify
further than that. I summarized my level of trust last night with "I
wouldn't push these to production, but I'd run them myself and I'd do a
product demo on them." I didn't see the ads because of my philosophies
WRT internet funding and advertising, but that doesn't change my opinion.

On Thu, Sep 8, 2016 at 7:16 AM, Ronaldo Nascimento <
<>> wrote:

    Thanks, there are lots of ads on this site. Can these images be trusted?

    On Sep 7, 2016, at 7:48 PM, Rich Mingin (PLUG) <
    <>> wrote:

    I keep forgetting to post this to the list, if anyone is
    interested in trying out some new distributions via
    virtualization, check out - Prebuilt and
    regularly updated VM images for lots of distros, Android-x86,
    RemixOS, BSDs, you name it, and they are generally available in
    Virtualbox and VMware formats.

    Hope it's helpful,

    Other Rich

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