Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 19th Nov 2007 07:59 UTC, submitted by IronWolve
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The Ubuntu team is happy to announce the first release of Ubuntu JeOS, Ubuntu JeOS 7.10. Pronounced "juice", Ubuntu JeOS (Just Enough Operating System) is an efficient variant of Ubuntu configured specifically for virtual appliances.
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Designed for VMs
by HeLfReZ on Mon 19th Nov 2007 14:09 UTC
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2005-08-12

For those a bit in the dark, Ubuntu is putting this out for people who want a small footprint and performance optimized based to act as the host for virtual servers and software. For software like VMware Server, Xen, OpenVZ the first thing most admins have to do is disable all the unnecessary services and anything causing overhead. On virtual systems, all you really need is SSH and maybe nfs, everything else can be shutdown.

JEOS eliminates the need to do that tweaking because it's already stripped down to just the bare essentials. Think of it as a gentoo stage3 install, just enough to get the system up and running.

It SHOULD be very similar to running a debian base install, but I will assume they have made some performance modification, as well as, included the necessary bits for thinks like Xen to work properly, or at least gracefully.

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RE: Designed for VMs
by bthylafh on Mon 19th Nov 2007 14:34 in reply to "Designed for VMs"
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2006-09-21

Sweet. I hope this can be a good Xen host for an Intel Mac, hosting MacOS, Windows, and Linux.

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RE: Designed for VMs
by PunchCardGuy on Mon 19th Nov 2007 16:40 in reply to "Designed for VMs"
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2006-04-14

Looks like JeOS is trying to be/wants to be an OSS replacement for VMWare ESX. Could possibly get there eventually if the requisite VM management tools can be built to work with JeOS.

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