A while ago Ubuntu had a variant called "JeOS" (J ust e nough O perating S ystem). It was a minimal CD image (.iso) that one could use to get a minimal operating system installation, that could be further expanded via apt-get.

JeOS was abandoned. What's the closest thing to it today?


The spiritual successor to JeOS is Ubuntu Core:

  • Unfortunately for me, unlike JeOS, Ubuntu Core doesn't have an installer. If one would need to get a starting point for their own distribution and would need an Ubuntu Core + Installer, how should one go about it? – Nickolai Leschov Jun 13 '14 at 20:30
  • Sorry, I don't have an answer to that, beyond my means; but I can help get you an answer from someone else, post it as a new question and send me the link. – Jorge Castro Jun 14 '14 at 3:50
  • I found out there's also an official Minimal CD, as well as unofficial Ubuntu Mini Remix. Go figure. – Nickolai Leschov Jun 14 '14 at 17:20

FTR: JeOS still exists. You can find it at http://www.pqr.com/ubuntu-jeos and http://virtualappliances.eu

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