TurnKey Core Live CD
TurnKey Core Live CD is an open source operating system based on the well known Debian GNU/Linux distribution and designed to be used as a base for all the existing or upcoming software appliances developed by TurnKey.
Key features include automated backup and restore functionality, system migration support, automatic daily package updates, Dynamic DNS, Logical Volume Management (LVM), AJAX Web Shell, Webmin web management interface, simple configuration console, and powerful command-line utilities.
It's available for download as two Live CD ISO images, supporting both 32-bit and 64-bit hardware platforms, virtual machine images for Xen, OpenStack, OpenNode, OpenVZ and OVF virtualization technologies, and an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) for deploying it on the cloud.
The Live CDs are normally used to try the appliance without installing anything on your computer, as well as to install the appliance on any computer that supports the amd64 or i386 instruction set architectures.
The entire installation process runs in the Linux console (text-mode) and takes only five minutes, requiring users to choose a partitioning scheme and where to deploy the boot loader. After installation, the first boot initialization wizard will kick in, allowing you to set a new password for the root account.
Optionally, it is possible to initialize the TurnKey Backup and Migration or TurnKey Domain Management and Dynamic DNS services, which help you to securely store your files, databases and package management, as well as to associate your IP address with a custom domain or the *.tklapp.com free domain.
The TurnKey Linux Configuration Console will appear at the end of the first boot configuration process, enabling users to set up network interfaces, as well as to reboot or shutdown the server. You can also view the appliance's active services (SSH, Webmin, Web Shell and SFTP) and their IP addresses and ports.