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A company with a mad plan to right the wrongs perpetrated on the world by traditional operating systems has released its first commercial product after taking in $8m in venture capital funding. CoreOS made the commercial version of its CoreOS open source operating system available for sale on Monday, before relaxing on a …
Having skimmed their website, at first glance this looks to be very nice stuff. In many ways it helps address the main criticism of running your stuff on cloudy infrastructure, namely the dependence on a single third party whose operations a opaque. You can run CoreOS instances all over the place, say Amazon, Rackspace, Google, and on your own hardware in your own DC and use the whole lot as a single cluster. With Docker in the mix, I'd say this is well worth keeping an eye on.
That makes sense for laptops, etc, which get powered up/down irregularly so having two root partitions that toggle once safely updated makes sense.
But for a main OS then every update means a reboot. OK, that might be part of the overall system design and fail-over strategy for cloud use, but you can say goodbye to updating just a broken library, etc, with the rest of the machine (or at least that kernel) and running processes keeping going.
Maybe the bit when I said: "that might be part of the overall system design and fail-over strategy for cloud use"
Either way, you still have to migrate running jobs off a given machine/kernel in order to have it updated when traditional Linux could often be kept going.
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