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LXC (Linux Containers) is an operating-system-level virtualization method for running multiple isolated Linux systems (containers) on a control host using a single Linux kernel. [1]

37 relations: Anbox, Ansible (software), Cgroups, Chrome OS, Chroot, Comparison of open-source operating systems, Comparison of operating system kernels, Comparison of platform virtualization software, Container Linux by CoreOS, Docker (software), FreeBSD, Ganeti, Google Compute Engine, Hardware virtualization, History of operating systems, Jason Nieh, Juju (software), Kernel-based Virtual Machine, Libvirt, Linux containers, Linux namespaces, Linux range of use, Lmctfy, Meltdown (security vulnerability), Mobile operating system, OpenStack, OpenVZ, Operating-system-level virtualization, Proxmox Virtual Environment, QVD (software), StorPool Storage, TurnKey Linux Virtual Appliance Library, Ubuntu (operating system), Virtual machine, Virtual Machine Manager, Wercker, ZeroVM.


Anbox is a free and open-source compatibility layer that aims to allow mobile applications and mobile games developed for Android to run on GNU/Linux distributions.

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Ansible (software)

Ansible is an open source software that automates software provisioning, configuration management, and application deployment.

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cgroups (abbreviated from control groups) is a Linux kernel feature that limits, accounts for, and isolates the resource usage (CPU, memory, disk I/O, network, etc.) of a collection of processes.

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Chrome OS

Chrome OS is an operating system designed by Google that is based on the Linux kernel and uses the Google Chrome web browser as its principal user interface.

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A chroot on Unix operating systems is an operation that changes the apparent root directory for the current running process and its children.

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Comparison of open-source operating systems

These tables compare free software / open-source operating systems.

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Comparison of operating system kernels

A kernel is the most fundamental component of a computer operating system.

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Comparison of platform virtualization software

Platform virtualization software, specifically emulators and hypervisors, are software packages that emulate the whole physical computer machine, often providing multiple virtual machines on one physical platform.

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Container Linux by CoreOS

Container Linux by CoreOS (formerly CoreOS Linux) is an open-source lightweight operating system based on the Linux kernel and designed for providing infrastructure to clustered deployments, while focusing on automation, ease of application deployment, security, reliability and scalability.

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Docker (software)

Docker is a computer program that performs operating-system-level virtualization also known as containerization.

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FreeBSD is a free and open-source Unix-like operating system descended from Research Unix via the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD).

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Ganeti is a virtual machine cluster management tool developed by Google.

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Google Compute Engine

Google Compute Engine (GCE) is the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) component of Google Cloud Platform which is built on the global infrastructure that runs Google’s search engine, Gmail, YouTube and other services.

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Hardware virtualization

Hardware virtualization is the virtualization of computers as complete hardware platforms, certain logical abstractions of their componentry, or only the functionality required to run various operating systems.

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History of operating systems

Computer operating systems (OSes) provide a set of functions needed and used by most application programs on a computer, and the links needed to control and synchronize computer hardware.

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Jason Nieh

Jason Nieh is a Professor of Computer Science and Co-Director of the Software Systems Laboratory at Columbia University.

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Juju (software)

Juju is an open source application modelling tool developed by Canonical Ltd..

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Kernel-based Virtual Machine

Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) is a virtualization infrastructure for the Linux kernel that turns it into a hypervisor.

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libvirt is an open-source API, daemon and management tool for managing platform virtualization.

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Linux containers

Linux containers is a generic term for an implementation of operating system-level virtualization for the Linux operating system.

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Linux namespaces

Namespaces are a feature of the Linux kernel that partitions kernel resources such that one set of processes sees one set of resources while another set of processes sees a different set of resources.

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Linux range of use

Linux kernel-based operating systems have been widely adopted in a very wide range of uses.

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lmctfy ("Let Me Contain That For You", pronounced "l-m-c-t-fi") is an implementation of an operating system–level virtualization, which is based on the Linux kernel's cgroups functionality.

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Meltdown (security vulnerability)

Meltdown is a hardware vulnerability affecting Intel x86 microprocessors, IBM POWER processors, and some ARM-based microprocessors.

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Mobile operating system

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OpenStack (O~S) is a free and open-source software platform for cloud computing, mostly deployed as infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), whereby virtual servers and other resources are made available to customers.

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OpenVZ (Open Virtuozzo) is an operating system-level virtualization technology for Linux.

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Operating-system-level virtualization

Operating-system-level virtualization, also known as containerization, refers to an operating system feature in which the kernel allows the existence of multiple isolated user-space instances.

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Proxmox Virtual Environment

Proxmox Virtual Environment (Proxmox VE) is an open-source server virtualization environment.

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QVD (software)

QVD is an open-source virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) product built on Linux.

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StorPool Storage

StorPool was founded in November 2011 to develop storage software running on standard servers and replacing traditional storage arrays.

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TurnKey Linux Virtual Appliance Library

The Turnkey Linux Virtual Appliance Library is a free open source project which has developed a range of Debian-based pre-packaged server software appliances (a.k.a. virtual appliances).

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Ubuntu (operating system)

Ubuntu (stylized as ubuntu) is a free and open source operating system and Linux distribution based on Debian.

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Virtual machine

In computing, a virtual machine (VM) is an emulation of a computer system.

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Virtual Machine Manager

In computing, the Red Hat Virtual Machine Manager, also known as virt-manager, is a desktop virtual machine manager.

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Wercker is a Docker-based continuous delivery platform that helps software developers build and deploy their applications and microservices.

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ZeroVM is an open source light-weight virtualization and sandboxing technology.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LXC

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