Eight great virtual appliances for VMware, free for the downloading
The combination of free open source and virtual machines is hard to beat
By Frank J. Ohlhorst | InfoWorld | Published: 16:16, 03 September 10
Virtual appliances are great for the same reasons physical appliances took the IT world by storm: They make deployment a snap, even instantaneous, while at the same time reducing costs. The combination of free open source and virtual machines is hard to beat, here are some of the handiest virtual appliances. For more, check out our full review here.
WordPress is a web publishing platform that focuses on aesthetics, web standards, and usability, which is a long way of saying WordPress makes it easy to put content up on the Web. Although WordPress has been around since 2003, it has been rather complex to set up and deploy. However, BitNami offers WordPress (and many other applications) as a VMware virtual appliance, which contains a minimal Linux operating system (either OpenSuse or Ubuntu) and the fully configured Apache-MySQL-PHP stack that WordPress requires.