New easy-to-use, installable live CD of the Ruby on Rails framework

Hi guys,

I am one of the developers for TurnKey Linux, an opensource project
that aims to develop high-quality software appliances that are easy to
use, easy to deploy, and free. Our motto is “everything that can be
easy, should be easy!”

We recently released TurnKey Ruby on Rails, an easy-to-use,
lightweight, installable live CD of the Ruby on Rails web framework
that can run on real hardware in addition to most types of virtual
machines. It is designed to provide users with a pre-integrated, turn-
key operating system environment that is carefully built from the
ground up with the minimum components needed
to run Ruby on Rails application with maximum usability, efficiency,
and security.

Key features:

  • auto-updated daily with latest security patches
  • MacOS X themed web management interface
  • easy to use configuration console (written from scratch in Python)
  • packaged as an installable Live CD that runs on real machines and
  • based on Ubuntu 8.04.1 Hardy LTS
  • minimal footprint (169MB) - includes only minimum components needed

Check it out and tell us what you think!