Euronode released a web site which allows users to build pre-configured Debian GNU/Linux servers, tailor-made for their exact needs. Users can follow a simple web-based wizard to choose services (web, mail, database, samba, etc.), and options. Once done, the web site will generate a bootable .iso image, with all configuration and server parameters already set up.

It features:

  • Latest Linux kernel 2.6.13 / i586 optimized
  • Debian Sarge system with last security updates
  • Recent hardware support : SCSI, S-ATA, Hardware RAID, Gigabit Ethernet, etc.
  • Software RAID and LVM 2 ready
  • XFS filesystem with Access Control Lists
  • Encrypted partitions with AES_i586 cipher
  • Hardware auto-detection
  • Automatic installation
  • Ready to serve on first reboot
And it installs and configures the most used software you'll need for a server:
  • Apache 1.3.33, PHP 4.3.10, Awstats 6.4, Mod-SSL 2.8.22, Mod-Perl
  • Postfix 2.1.5, Clamav 0.84, Spam Assassin 3.0.3, Fetchmail 6.2.5
  • Mysql 4.0.24, PHPMyadmin 2.6.2
  • Proftpd 1.2.10
  • Samba 3.0.14
  • PhpGroupWare 0.9.16
  • OpenSSH 3.8.1, Webmin 1.180
  • Most popular Unix tools : vim 6.3, mc 4.6.0, gcc 3.3.5, perl 5.8.4, python 2.3.5, ruby 1.8.2, nmap 3.81, screen 4.0.2 ...
I like the idea but I hadn't try it myself. If you do, please comment here on your oppinion... Anyway, this sucks because:
  • You have to pay for the service
  • It's only server-oriented, they should do the same for desktop-oriented software
If you still wanna check it, do it here...

BTW, I've tried to post this several times and you even may have noticed that my blog was with some weird problems lately. Seems that I was affected by this bug, and I'm starting to comprehend why so many people say that Blogger sucks. Maybe I'll migrate from blogger to any other place in some time...