London, UK, 28th October 2009: Following the recent announcement from the Turnkey Linux team detailing the availability of new Ubuntu-based appliances, GigaTux have prepared these appliances for use on their Virtual Private Server packages. Automatic installs and reinstalls of any Turnkey Operating System, including all 25 new appliances, can be performed through the GigaTux DTC web interface, and basic support is provided.

The new appliances enable users to easily deploy primarily web-based applications within an entire Linux kernel and Ubuntu-based package set. Once a distribution is chosen within the control panel, the install is fully completed within a few minutes and ready to be customised. This enables a rapid deployment of a tested setup, with full update and security support provided by the Turnkey Linux and Ubuntu package maintainers.

The following new Turnkey Linux appliances are immediately available for automatic install:

  • Turnkey Linux Bugzilla
  • Turnkey Linux Deki
  • Turnkey Linux DokuWiki
  • Turnkey Linux Domain Controller
  • Turnkey Linux Amazon EC2 SDK Appliance
  • Turnkey Linux ejabberd
  • Turnkey Linux File Server
  • Turnkey Linux Gallery
  • Turnkey Linux Google App Engine SDK
  • Turnkey Linux Mantis
  • Turnkey Linux MoinMoin
  • Turnkey Linux Moodle
  • Turnkey Linux MoveableType
  • Turnkey Linux Open Bravo
  • Turnkey Linux OTRS
  • Turnkey Linux phpBB
  • Turnkey Linux ProjectPier
  • Turnkey Linux Redmine
  • Turnkey Linux Revision Control
  • Turnkey Linux Roundup
  • Turnkey Linux Symfony
  • Turnkey Linux Torrent Server
  • Turnkey Linux Trac
  • Turnkey Linux Tracks (Getting Things Done)
  • Turnkey Linux TWiki
  • Turnkey Linux Zimbra

This joins the updated Turnkey Linux appliances below:

  • Turnkey Linux Joomla
  • Turnkey Linux Drupal 6
  • Turnkey Linux Django
  • Turnkey Linux Core
  • Turnkey Linux LAMP Stack
  • Turnkey Linux LAPP Stack
  • Turnkey Linux MediaWiki
  • Turnkey Linux MySQL
  • Turnkey Linux phpBB
  • Turnkey Linux PostgreSQL
  • Turnkey Linux Rails
  • Turnkey Linux Tomcat
  • Turnkey Linux Wordpress

In addition, the following non-Turnkey Linux Operating Systems are available for automatic install:

  • Debian Lenny (can be downgraded if necessary)
  • Ubuntu 9.04 or 8.04
  • Fedora Core
  • Mandriva
  • Gentoo
  • Centos 5
  • Slackware 13.0

GigaTux will provide a donation to the Turnkey Linux project for every Turnkey Appliance used on the GigaTux VPS platform. Precise details however have yet to be finalised.

In order to allow users to trial any of the above Linux distributions, GigaTux has a current promotion allowing one month's VPS access for 99p. Please see for more details.

Who are GigaTux?

GigaTux is a UK-based hosting company, launched in February 2007. GigaTux presently has high powered servers situated in a secure location around London. This location offers very impressive connectivity, with a very low latency, high bandwidth connection. GigaTux currently focusses on providing Virtual Private Servers for use by individuals and businesses.

GigaTux believes in offering clients an honestly priced service, with no compromises on important aspects that matter - reliable storage, quality bandwidth and excellent customer service.

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What is Turnkey Linux?

Turnkey Linux is 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.

In a nutshell, the Turnkey project believes everything that can be easy, should be easy.

Packaging a solution as a software appliance can be incredibly useful because it allows clients to leverage guru integration skills to build ready to use systems (I.e., turn key solutions) that just work out of the box with little to no setup.

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