I decided to give a little “code name” for my desktop virtualization in a box project. I don’t think I will keep it if I ever choose to sell it as a real product, but I need to call it something, for now.
I began the first step today; software. I am now building my previous Linux Terminal Server Project (LTSP) setup from scratch using the latest version of Ubuntu (10.04).
After the software is setup, I plan on building upon what I have and create a layer over the whole package to make it easier to manage. Setting up new virtual machines currently involves editing text files and using VMware products. I would like to create a web-based interface to streamline the setup and maintenance of this system.
I’m still working on the hardware specs of the box, but I think I have a pretty good idea of what it will look like. I hope to start buying hardware for the prototype early in June.