Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Sep 2007 13:38 UTC, submitted by Delvin Nair
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Ubuntu sponsor Canonical announced a version of its Linux software stripped down for use just on virtualized environments. The version, called Jeos for 'Just Enough Operating System' and pronounced 'juice', is now available." That's what ZDnet and News.com report, but Jeos is nowhere to be found on the Ubuntu website. El Reg claims: "Canonical is still in the midst of deciding whether not to make JeOS wildly available, since it's mostly meant as an ISV thing."
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I hope they release this
by polaris20 on Fri 14th Sep 2007 14:52 UTC
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2005-07-06

This sounds like a really promising project. Having shelled out the $3700 for ESX Server ourselves, it'd be interesting to see how this performs in comparison for lighter duty servers.

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RE: I hope they release this
by Wes Felter on Fri 14th Sep 2007 18:50 UTC in reply to "I hope they release this"
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2005-11-15

JeOS is a guest that runs on VMware; it isn't a replacement for VMware.

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RE[2]: I hope they release this
by polaris20 on Fri 14th Sep 2007 19:12 UTC in reply to "RE: I hope they release this"
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2005-07-06

No, it can be used either way. Running VMWare Server on top of it, with VM guests inside. With it's smaller footprint, there's less host overhead compared to running it on Server 2003 or a full version of SuSe.

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RE[2]: I hope they release this
by JCooper on Mon 17th Sep 2007 12:54 UTC in reply to "RE: I hope they release this"
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2005-07-06

I was under the impression JeOS was the OS upon which VMWare runs.... not the other way round.

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I hope they release it too
by systyrant on Fri 14th Sep 2007 16:21 UTC
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2007-01-18

I hope they do release it to the public (for free would be nice, but I would probably be willing to pay a small fee). I've been working on using VMWare server for consolidating my file and printer server. I've been using Ubuntu server, but I would love to have a version specially built for this type of task.

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Love'm or Hate'm
by HeLfReZ on Fri 14th Sep 2007 16:41 UTC
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2005-08-12

Canonical is doing some pretty kewl things with linux and Ubuntu. I have been on the fence between raw debian and ubuntu for some time, I really wish more distros would done something like ubuntu LTS. Debian patches distros for years and years, so running stock debian vs ubuntu lts, is not gonna be significantly different.

A purpose built distro just for virtualization using Xen, VMware, or OpenVZ is a great thing. Especially if its something you can buy w/support.

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late to the party
by devnet on Fri 14th Sep 2007 18:33 UTC
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2007-01-16

Canonical is about 2 years late to the party on JeOS. VMWare coined this term on their developers blogs in July...seems like they've 'borrowed' it.

rPath has been doing JeOS from the beginning of their existence (2 years now).

Next thing you know Canonical will release an rBuilder like application.

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