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Banging your head against the wall trying to install software?

Well, stop it!

Does your brain hurt just trying to find the documentation, let alone read it?

Want your new tiny shiny super-cool server to just work, straight out of the box?

Then maybe it’s time you considered one of these options…

  • Get the latest version of one of these pre-installed:
    • pfSense® software
    • m0n0wall
    • Voyage Linux
    • AskoziaPBX
  • Have us install your preferred software for you
  • Download one of our pre-made images and do-it-yourself

And then go and have a nice quiet lie down.

pfSense® 2.0 released

Get the latest version of the pfSense® software

This one’s been in the pipeline for three years, and brings with it a slew of new features, including:

  • Based on FreeBSD 8.1, with support for more wireless cards
  • 3G support
  • Multi-Link PPP (MLPPP) for bonding PPP connections (ISP/upstream must also support MLPPP)
  • Firewall:
    • Layer7 protocol filtering
    • EasyRule – add firewall rules from log view (and from console!)
    • More Advanced firewall rule options
  • Captive Portal:
    • Voucher support added
    • Multi-interface capable

Read the full list of new features on the pfSense® website and be sure to read their upgrade guide before changing anything!

And of course you can get pfSense® software pre-installed on a huge range of our servers.

New versions of Voyage Linux and AskoziaPBX

There’s also new versions of Voyage Linux and AskoziaPBX:

  • Voyage Linux 0.7.5
  • AskoziaPBX 2.1.3 (Note: Now Diet Askozia, which is their trial version)

You can get Voyage Linux on almost all of our boxes and Askozia is available on our net5501’s and ALIX 1’s.

Want an older version?

And if you’re looking for an older version of something, because that’s the one you know how to use, then we might be able to help.

We have a collection of old dusty O/S images that we can rummage through, so just drop us a line.

Having trouble deciding which firewall software to use?

Here’s a fascinating review of seven different firewall distributions, including pfSense® software, monowall, SmoothWall, IPCop and ClarkConnect (now Clear OS).

>> Seven Different Linux/BSD Firewalls Reviewed by fsckin w/ linux

Their final conclusion was that “pfSense is ultimately the best choice overall and provides the best value of all we have looked at today.”