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[wlug] New Operating System Seeks To Replace Linux In the Cloud

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Peter Reutemann fracpete@w...
Wed Sep 18 11:32:43 NZST 2013

"At CloudOpen in New Orleans, KVM veterans Avi Kivity and Dor Laor
revealed their latest venture, a new open-source (BSD license)
operating system named OSv. OSv can run existing Linux programs and
runtime environments such as a JVM, but unlike Linux, OSv was designed
from the ground up to run efficiently on virtual machines. For
example, OSv avoids the traditional (but slow) userspace-kernel
isolation, as on the cloud VMs normally run a single application. OSv
is also much smaller than Linux, and breaks away from tradition by
being written in C++11."

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Cheers, Peter
Peter Reutemann, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Waikato, NZ          Ph. +64 (7) 858-5174

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