Starkit is a software appliance, that means is a suite of software applications that is combined with operating system for it to run optimally on industry standard hardware (typically a server) or in a virtual machine. Starkit as a software appliance encapsulates all application’s dependencies in a pre-integrated, self-contained unit. This can dramatically simplify software deployment by freeing you from having to worry about resolving potentially complex OS compatibility issues, library dependencies or undesirable interactions with other applications.

The machine where you install Starkit should be dedicated to this purpose. In other words Starkit will be an isolated machine that you and any other user connect to it via the internet or your local network.

Starkit Software Appliance isolation improves your security. If the security of your personal computer is compromised (ie, you get a virus), or your computer crashes your Starkit appliance and your data (email, documents, photos, etc) will not be affected.

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