Future of Open Source SurveyA group of enthusiasts who live in the “Silicon Valley”, is developing the project of a new Linux-based server’s system CoreOS, based on an architecture that differs greatly from the usual distributions Linux.

At its core is based on the ideas of CoreOS ChromeOS, adapted for mass deployment of server systems. To test are available early alpha build CoreOS, suitable for running running VirtualBox and QEMU / KVM. The project released under license the Apache 2.0.

Key features CoreOS:

– Minimalism. The system contains a minimal set of components that are sufficient to meet only isolated containers (cgroups + namespaces), which in turn contain arbitrary stuffing to run only essential server applications. In fact, part of the base system includes only the kernel Linux, the system manager systemd, and a number of auxiliary services for managing the configuration and installation of updates; Continue reading