Just enough OS for your virtual appliance
BS Editor: Ubuntu Server Edition JeOS (pronounced "Juice") is an efficient variant of server operating system, configured specifically for virtual appliances. Currently available as a CD-Rom ISO for download, JeOS is a specialized installation of Ubuntu Server Edition with a tuned kernel that only contains the base elements needed to run within a virtualized environment.
Users deploying virtual appliances built on top of JeOS will benefit from:
- better perfomances on the same hardware compared to a full non-optimized OS,
- smaller footprint of the virtual appliance on their valuable disk space,
- fewer updates and therefore less maintenance than a full server installation.
Ubuntu is a community developed operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. Whether you use it at home, at school or at work Ubuntu contains all the applications you'll ever need, from word processing and email applications, to web server software and programming tools.
Ubuntu is and always will be free of charge. You do not pay any licensing fees. You can download, use and share Ubuntu with your friends, family, school or business for absolutely nothing.
We issue a new desktop and server release every six months. That means you'll always have the the latest and greatest applications that the open source world has to offer.
Ubuntu is designed with security in mind. You get free security updates for at least 18 months on the desktop and server. With the Long Term Support (LTS) version you get three years support on the desktop, and five years on the server. There is no extra fee for the LTS version, we make our very best work available to everyone on the same free terms. Upgrades to new versions of Ubuntu are and always will be free of charge.