As you might remember, I recently interviewed Kent about the new Joyent Accelerators. I’ve now had a chance to give the new Joyent Accelerator template (version 2.1.3) a spin. The current release is 2.1.4 including some updates, which I’ll point out below. Joyent provided me with two Accelerators for one week to try ’em out. Being a guy who normally tweaks everything to his liking (I’m kind of a perfectionist), I didn’t expect much from the pre-installed software. Usually, when I start using a box with pre-installed packages I delete most of what’s there and then install and configure to my preferences.
This was my first surprise in testing out the Accelerator. It comes with tons of software pre-installed, but, instead of generating an urge to get rid of it as fast as possible, I found everything set up very much in a way I couldn’t have done better. In fact, I have to admit that I learned one or two things I could use to tweak my own setup 😉
In the following sections I want to share with you the details about what I tested and how I liked it.