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NPM on a virtual machine

Has there been any thought or discussion or plans to offer NPM as a virtual machine?

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Have you ever seen a windows based vm appliance available for purchase? Because MS licensing makes that a non starter for other companies to sell a self contained windows based appliance.
- Marc Netterfield, Github
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The SEM virtual appliance is a NIX based OS, and a similar NPM virtual appliance I would assume would also have a NIX based OS.

I do not know of any software virtual appliance that is a Windows based OS.

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I am not talking about a container or Azure. 

I am talking about a self contained virtual appliance. The same that SEM is available as.

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Npm already runs fine as a vm. If you mean having it available as a fully contained appliance I think that all the Windows dependencies in it basically prevent that. Eventually I could imagine it being available in a container but at this point container tools only support running CLI only on windows core so that's got a ways to go.
- Marc Netterfield, Github
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