CoreOS, a ChromeOS derivative that might actually be useful

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Gullible Jones, Mar 25, 2014.

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  1. Gullible Jones

    Gullible Jones Registered Member

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    Not for laptops but for server clusters:

    https://coreos.com/

    It's based on Linux, but sounds more like some ridiculously high-end mainframe OS (Z/OS, HP-UX, etc) in terms of how it works. It has rollback capabilities, snapshotting, (supposedly) secure jails, and a slightly oddball filesystem layout... Yeah, I'm liking this idea. I hope it takes off.
     
  2. Kyle1420

    Kyle1420 Registered Member

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    I hope it doesn't. Too much fragmentation... No need to reinvent the wheel
     
  3. Gullible Jones

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    I have to disagree most strongly. Fragmentation is no fun, but IMO it's better than having a totally opaque proprietary hypervisor running beneath your virtual machines.

    Edit: of course one could use Xen, but Xen brings in tremendous hardware compatibility issues in my experience.
     
  4. Sadeghi85

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    It appears to be OS level virtualization similar to OpenVZ.
     
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