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m23 is a software deployment system for Debian GNU/Linux that allows you to install and administrate hundreds of clients via network. It can partition and format clients and install Debian, (K/X)Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Fedora, OpenSuse, and CentOS operating systems on your virtual and physical clients. Group functions allow the comfortable update and installation of further packages during operation. Mass installation functions simplify your administration chores. m23 has a Web interface. Backup functions are implemented for server and clients.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  31 Jan 2014 17:15

    Release Notes: This release focuses on two main new features: on support for Apache CloudStackŪ and on the extended options to clone machines. Many smaller and bigger optimizations have also been added. For example, the package search is now a lot faster, and X2go can be installed automatically right from the start. To get to know more about the current release, please read the release notes on the m23 Web site.

    •  20 Aug 2013 14:20

      Release Notes: This release comes with full support for Debian 7 Wheezy, for servers, clients, network bootimages, and, of course, for the m23 Raspberry Pi. It is now possible to integrate machines running Linux Mint 15. A new solution strategy for the use of external (non-m23) DHCP servers has been added. Several other changes and bugfixes have been made.

      •  19 May 2013 14:26

        Release Notes: This release adds many visible changes, just in time for the LinuxTag in Berlin. With "Fresh Blue", there is now a new theme for the m23 Web interface, and on the client side, Linux Mint 13 with its desktops Mate and Cinnamon has been added. There are many other changes and improvements, including the option to install the m23 server on a Raspberry Pi or a new kernel, including additional drivers.

        •  13 Dec 2012 15:59

          Release Notes: This release introduces a new tool called "IP manager". It allows you to further control the integrated DHCP server directly from the Web interface to keep track of machines which are not m23 clients. Administrators can build and search an inventory of external machines and prevent mistakes by blocking specific IP addresses, IP ranges, or client names for their use as m23 clients. Dynamic IP ranges for external devices can also be determined. Support for clients in subnets has also been added. Several bugs were squashed.

          •  13 Jun 2012 14:53

            Release Notes: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is now supported, together with its desktops Unity (3D/2D), a classical Gnome environment based on Gnome 2, Xfce, KDE, LXDE, and the pure text mode. The new login manager LightDM accompanies the list of new desktop environments. In the client's real-time status, the output of the client can be watched live in the admin's browser. m23 now automatically suggests free IP addresses for the next client. The internal virtual box virtualization was improved (nesting and 64-bit are now possible). Many smaller changes and adjustments were made.


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