Ricardo Pinho has announced on postgis-users list the availabilty of a VMWare-powered GIS Virtual Machine, based on Ubuntu 10.10 and with lots of great Open Source GIS stuff. There are 3 versions of this machine:

  • GISVM base: A VM with Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop and ready-to-execute scripts, that allow you to install the GIS software you need. The lighter version.
  • GISVM desktop: This VM includes PostgreSQL, PostGIS, GeoServer, Mapserver, FWTools, QGIS, GRASS, gvSIG, uDIG, Kosmo and OpenJump installed. Based on Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop too.
  • GISVM server: The sever version of the VM includes Linux, Apache, MySQL, Php,Tomcat,PostgreSQL, PostGIS, GeoServer, Mapserver, deegree and Geonetwork. Based on Ubuntu 10.10 server.

You can download the machines from here.