Jeoss Linux is a compact install-everywhere Ubuntu based server oriented distribution. It is directly-installable even on legacy, limited resource, and embedded x86 platforms. The install process can be controlled from start to finish by the target local console, a remote serial console, or a remote SSH sesion.
The JeOS (Just enough OS) concept was introduced in 2007 with Ubuntu JeOS 7.10, then in 2008 made it as a variant of Ubuntu's LTS (Long Term Support) Server v8.04. At that time JeOS was a small version of Ubuntu's server OS, paradoxically including a Virtual kernel that has been tuned thinking of virtual appliances and products such as VMware or KVM.
Today the idea behind Jeoss is keeping the very interesting compact size concept of the original JeOS. But now, with a real server kernel and dramatically improved install capabilities it's re-targeted for supporting and being directly-installable even on legacy, limited resource, and embedded x86 platforms.
Jeoss in a Nutshell
- x86 i586 (not PAE required) Low Latency Server kernel
- Simple and direct installation even on Headless and/or DVD/CD drive-less platforms
- Direct installation on Flash devices (Pen Drive, Compact Flash, SD, HDSD, etc)
- Full PXE Network install support
- Full Serial & SSH Console install support
- Not Internet connection requiered during install.
- Full Install single ISO image 136Mb
- 128MB required RAM
- Some of the included preconfigured working-out-of-the-box optional packages:
- Madwifi-ng Atheros WIFI driver
- Asterisk PBX
- Webmin HTTPS remote administration
- Apache2 HTTP server
- Lighttpd HTTP server
- ProFTPD FTP server
- Rpcapd Remote traffic capture daemon
- MC File Manager
- Ubuntu repository packages directly installable; apt-get install <package-name>