Browse Definitions :
Definition

JeOS (just enough operating system)

What is JeOS?

JeOS (just enough operating system) is a highly customized operating system built for a specific application. The acronym is pronounced "juice."

JeOS builds are popular with software vendors and developers who are creating test systems or virtual appliances.  A virtual appliance is simply a virtual machine (VM) image file that has a preconfigured operating system (OS) and a single application. (The preconfigured OS is the JeOS.) 

A JeOS only includes the bits of a full-blown operating system that are required to support the application and any other third-party components that are packaged in the appliance.  Configuring the JeOS and the application together in a single package helps avoid installation issues and errors.

 

Learn More About IT:

Ubuntu JeOS is a lightweight version of the Ubuntu Server operating system.

Learn how to configure Ubuntu JeOS as a Secure Shell (SSH) server.

Wikipedia has an entry about JeOS.

See also: skinny Linux, lightweight

This was last updated in March 2011

Join the conversation

1 comment

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.

Thanks for this exceptional article.I have found the tips very useful.
Cancel

-ADS BY GOOGLE

File Extensions and File Formats

Powered by:

SearchCompliance

SearchSecurity

SearchHealthIT

SearchDisasterRecovery

  • business continuity plan (BCP)

    A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that consists of the critical information an organization needs to continue ...

  • disaster recovery team

    A disaster recovery team is a group of individuals focused on planning, implementing, maintaining, auditing and testing an ...

  • cloud insurance

    Cloud insurance is any type of financial or data protection obtained by a cloud service provider. 

SearchStorage

  • RAID 6 (redundant array of independent disks)

    RAID 6, also known as double-parity RAID, uses two parity stripes on each disk. It allows for two disk failures within the RAID ...

  • hard disk drive (HDD)

    A computer hard disk drive (HDD) is a non-volatile memory hardware device that controls the positioning, reading and writing of ...

  • byte

    In most computer systems, a byte is a unit of data that is eight binary digits long. Bytes are often used to represent a ...

Close