August 21, 2013

Linux Hackers Rebuild Internet From Silicon Valley Garage

Alex Polvi and his colleagues are fashioning a new computer operating system known as CoreOS. This isnât an OS for running desktop PCs or laptops or tablets. Itâs meant to run the hundreds of thousands of servers that underpin the modern internet.

The project is based on Googleâs ChromeOS, the new-age laptop operating system that automatically updates itself every few weeks, but unlike ChromeOS, it can run more than just your personal machine. It can run every web service you ever visit, no matter how big. And it will let the companies that run those services evolve their online operations much more quickly â and cheaply â than they can with traditional server software.

Read more at Wired