Ubuntu JeOS

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Ubuntu JeOS
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Ubuntu JeOS 8.04
Developer Canonical Ltd./Ubuntu Foundation
Written in {{#property:p277}}
OS family Unix-like
Working state End of life as separate OS
Source model Open source
Latest release Part of Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) / October 18, 2012 (2012-10-18)
Available in Multilingual
Update method APT
Package manager dpkg
Platforms IA-32, x86-64, lpia, SPARC, PowerPC, ARM, IA-64
Kernel type Monolithic (Linux kernel)
Default user interface Command-line only, GUIs available through repository
License Free software licenses
(mainly GPL)
Official website Ubuntu JeOS official website

Ubuntu JeOS (pronounced "juice") was a variant of Ubuntu that is described as "an efficient variant ... configured specifically for virtual appliances."[1][2] It is a concept for what an operating system should look like in the context of a virtual appliance.[3] JeOS stands for "Just enough Operating System."

Its first release was Ubuntu JeOS 7.10, and since the release of Ubuntu 8.10 it has been included as an option as part of the standard Ubuntu Server Edition.[4]

Supported platforms

The current version of JeOS is optimized for virtualization technologies by VMware, Inc. and the Linux Kernel-based Virtual Machine.[5]


Specifications for version 8.10 and above include:[5]

  • Part of the standard Ubuntu Server ISO image
  • Less than 380 MB installed footprint
  • Specialized server kernel
  • Intended for VMware ESX, VMware Server, libvirt and KVM
  • 128 MB minimum memory
  • No graphical environment preloaded

See also


  1. https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-announce/2007-November/000106.html
  2. "Ubuntu 10.04 Server Guide".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. http://blogs.vmware.com/console/2007/07/get-juiced.html
  4. http://www.ubuntu.com/news/ubuntu-8.10-server
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Ubuntu Server Edition JeOS". Retrieved 2010-04-26.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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