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A virtual appliance primer

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 85.56.25.210] on June 18, 2008 05:31 PM
In many cases, the issue that the vendors are trying to solve with Virtual Appliances is that of ease of installation. For that, things like BitNami (http://Bitnami.org), which runs natively and does not have the virtual appliance overhead, may be a better choice. Example apps include Drupal, Joomla and Dokuwiki. You certainly do not want to run a full VM just to run an instance of Dokuwiki!

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