Last Updated on: 20th October 2023, 04:18 pm
Web site: coreos.com (not active)
Desktop environment: CLI
Based on: Independent (based on Gentoo Linux)
Wikipedia: Container Linux
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 2512.3.0 | May 26, 2020
Zobacz po polsku: CoreOS
Container Linux (previously: CoreOS) – an open source operating system based on the Linux kernel. It was designed to work on server stations, providing infrastructure to support computer clusters. The aim of the system is automation of operation, ease of application implementation, security, reliability and scalability.
CoreOS is a fork of Chrome OS – thanks to the software development kit (SDK) that comes with Chromium OS. Adding new features allows you to adapt your system to support the hardware used on your servers.
CoreOS provides only the minimal functionality required to deploy applications inside containers that provide isolated virtualization environments to safely run applications.
The system does not have a package manager, applications run in containers, using Docker and virtualization technology. This allows to run isolated Linux systems on a single host system and resource allocation is done through multiple isolated user spaces instead of using a hypervisor.