http://bagside.com/bagvapp/ has a fantastic collection of self published VMware Virtual Appliances located @ http://bagside.com/bagvapp/
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This site is dedicated to virtual appliances that we build for you to use FREE of charge.The virtual appliances are generally normal installs of the distro with some changes/updates and customizations by us.
* bagvapps are built for use on MS Windows OS’s in general
* They also work on Linux distros (Linux host/Linux guest).
* We only test on XPSP2-3 and Vista Ultimate.
* We allocate between 384-968MB RAM for the appliance.
* This mean that you need TWICE as much of physical RAM on your machine
* Each appliance needs between 2.0-6.0GB of space on your HD
* All our appliances have the latest WMware Tools installed
* Ethernet connection is set to NAT unless specified otherwise.
* USB and CD/DVD are enabled. Floppy and serial/parallel ports are disabled.
* Floppy and serial/parallell ports are disabled by default.(Can be reactivated).
* Screen resolution varies but is mostly Dynamic (default=1152×864). Drag the vm-frame to resize.
* Some settings can be edited in a normal text editor by opening the *.vmx file
* NOTE!! Appliance spec., passwords etc. are included in the compressed download as a README.txt.
IMPORTANT!! Mirroring or direct linking to the appliances on our fileservers is NOT permitted. All links should point to “http://bagside.com “,”http://bagvapp.com ” or “http://bagside.com/bagvapp “
PLEASE link to us wherever you can. Buttons and banners are available …HERE…
FEED-BACK!! It would be highly appreciated if you could send us a mail with a short information of the appliance(s) you have tried, how it works and on what platform (host OS and machine) you used. Please contact us at “email@example.com” Thank you.
HELP!! We need sponsors for our appliances as the downloading is now abt. 7000 GB/mnth or abt. 8000 appliances/mnth. Please contact us at “firstname.lastname@example.org” if you can assist. Let us know if you have any proposals or make a donation of any size by using the support button. Thank you.
All appliances have been compiled with VMwareTools installed allowing for movement of the mouse freely between host/guest, dynamic screen-resolution, cut/paste and drag/drop between host/guest is tested and works unless otherwise specified. ALL our appliances (bagvapps) are slightly customized with our own wallpapers and desktop set-ups mainly to suit our own taste and for branding.
We test each and every appliance on 2 different computers and 3 host platforms (FSC Scaleo H -Intel D, 3GB RAM with XPSP2-3 and Acer Ferrari Laptop (AMD 64) 1.25GB with Vista Ultimate).
The bagvapps works on VMware Player 2 series and Workstation 5-6 series. We do NOT test on VMware Server and have reports that in some cases there are problems to get appliances working there.
Some of the newer releases are as follows.
bagluX-PE1 Desktop Preview bagluX-PE1 image
Ubuntu 8.04.1 LTS based remix by bagvapp specifically for Programmers who would like to test applications. The appliance is loaded with IDE’s, RAD’s, Programmers Editors for C, Phyton, Gtk, .NET, Java and much more. A separate page with screenshots and loads of info has been set-up for you and I need your feed-back if you would be so kind to test it.
READ ALL ABOUT IT HERE…
bagluX-SM1 Desktop Preview bagluX-SM1 image
Xubuntu 8.04.1 LTS based remix by bagvapp specifically geared for Stock Markets and Equity traders or users who would like to test applications within this market segment. Why?? Simply because there are very few if any distros or appliances available in this segment and as I work part-time for an Equity fund who solely uses MS Windows for all their/my work I wanted to see if it was possible to create a Linux desktop which could serve me reasonable well. A separate page with screenshots and loads of info has been set-up for you and I need your feed-back if you would be so kind to test it.
READ ALL ABOUT IT HERE…
Sidux 2008-4 Desktop Preview Sidux image
Based on Debian SID with Kernel 18.104.22.168 and Xfce 4.4.2 DE. Some build-tools and VMwareTools 7.8.4-125130 are installed. Release date 23/12/2008. The physical disk is 12GB whereoff 1.7 GB is used for the appliance. The download is 355 MB and RAM set at 528 MB. Works very nicely and is one the fastest distros ever built. The actual booting time on my main machine is just under 30 seconds. Amazing! …DOWNLOAD
nUbuntu 8.10b Desktop Preview nUbuntu image
Ubuntu 8.10 remaster loaded with Security tools for Bluetooth, Cisco, Scanners, Password, Exploits, Database, Fuzzers, Enum, VoiP and Wireless. Some build-tools and VMwareTools 7.8.4-125130 are installed. Release date 17/12/2008. The physical disk is 9GB whereoff 2.7 GB is used for the appliance. The download is 566 MB and RAM set at 548 MB. Works very nicely and is fast and very responsive with it’s Fluxbox desktop. …DOWNLOAD
openSUSE 11.1 Desktop Preview openSUSE image
Final version of the openSUSE 11.1 (based on the CD install) with GNOME 2.24.1. Kernel-source, kernel-syms, build-tools and VMwareTools 7.8.4-125130 are installed. Release date 18/12/2008. openSUSE is ranked no.2 on Distrowatch. The physical disk is 20GB whereoff 3.5 GB is used for the appliance. The download is 775 MB and RAM set at 548 MB. Nice, stable and pleasant. …DOWNLOAD
LinuxMint 6 Desktop Preview Linumint 6 image
The latest LinuxMint aka ‘Felicia’ with Gnome 2.24 DE. Occupies 2.9 GB on disk of a virtual dynamic disk of 20 GB. 588 MB RAM allocated and the download is 584 MB. Fully upgraded on the 18th of December. Released on the 15th of December. Works well here although on a personal note I have never understood why this Ubuntu remix/remaster gets the credit it does. For me Ubuntu originals are in fact better performers in every aspect. …DOWNLOAD
Slackware 12.2 Desktop Preview Slackware 12.2 image
The latest Slackware with no less than 3 configured desktops, KDE 3.5.10, FluxBox 1.1.1 and WindowMaker 0.92. Select desktop at the LOGIN screen. Occupies 5 GB only on disk of a virtual dynamic disk of 20 GB. 588 MB RAM allocated and the download is 1.1 GB. Works well here and if you wish to try different Dekstops here is your chance. Enjoyed this myself actually although Slackware means slightly more work when installing VMwareTools etc….DOWNLOAD
Since these are ready to use, I urge some of you to get out there and try these out.
Thanks to Bagside for their work.