Django Live OS

2.0 GPL (GNU General Public License)    
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Get a complete Django environment within minutes, using the Django Live OS Linux distribution

editor's review





As its name suggests, Django Live OS is an open source operating system based on Debian GNU/Linux and designed to enable Django developers to easily and effortlessly setup, host and test Django applications without having to learn how to install Apache, Python, MySQL or Django on a Linux environment.

Available for download as a Live CD for mainstream hardware platforms

Powered by 'Hardened Linux' with OpenBSD-like security, Django Live OS is distributed as a bootable Live CD ISO image that has been engineered to be used on either 32-bit or 64-bit PCs, but supports only 32-bit applications.

Boot options

When booting the Live CD from the BIOS of a computer, you’ll encounter a custom boot prompt that allows you to start the live environment with default  boot options or in failsafe mode, start the graphical installer directly, enter the rescue mode, run a memory test or boot the first disk drive.

No graphical desktop environment

While the Live CD has approximately 550MB in size, it doesn’t contain a graphical desktop environment, nor a X11 display server. This means that the user will be dropped to a shell prompt when booting the ISO image.

Don’t leave yet, because that’s normal for a server-oriented operating system. Yes, it is true that the developers should have included a minimal window environment to administer things easily, but you won’t have to anyway.

While the live mode is there for users who want to give it a quick and painless test drive, the system has been designed to be installed on a dedicated server machine. To access the development environment you must use a workstation to connect to the Django server via a web browser.

Bottom line

Being extremely useful for application testing, deployment and hosting, the Django Live CD Linux distribution allows users to instantly set up a dedicated server machine with the Django, MySQL and Apache software, which enables them to create apps with minimum effort and in a shortest time as possible.

Django Live OS was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on June 26th, 2014
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