[ubuntu-uk] jeOS!! umm does it work?

Tom Bamford tom at entrepreneuria.co.uk
Sat Jan 12 13:54:46 GMT 2008

Sean Miller wrote:
> On 1/12/08, *Alan Pope* <alan at popey.com <mailto:alan at popey.com>> wrote:
>     On Fri, Jan 11, 2008 at 09:53:13PM +0000, Chris Rowson wrote:
>     > Are you entirely sure chaps?
>     >
>     > I thought JeOS was a bare-bones operating system designed for people
>     > to base virtual appliances on.
>     >
>     Tht makes more sense, yes :)
> I don't actually understand this at all...
> I, like you, thought that JeOS would be the base operating system and 
> then you'd install VMWare on that and then the Operating System on top 
> of that, hence cutting out the overhead of a large bloated core 
> operating system.
> I think I'm missing something, but if anybody could explain the 
> rationale behind running JeOS in a virtual machine I'd be grateful...
> Sean

When you're building a distributable virtual appliance you want your OS 
to be start as small as possible. If you use Ubuntu Server you've got a 
lot more unnecessary bloat to cut down on. Virtual machines tend to run 
specific tasks, rather than be multi-function servers. Resources in a VM 
are also more precious than on a host OS because they are rationed by 
the host software.


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