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New RancherOS Offers Lean Linux Functionality Within Docker Containers (rancher.com) 49

RancherOS is a lean Linux distribution aiming to offer "the minimum necessary to get Docker up and running," and tucking many actual Linux services into Docker containers. An anonymous Slashdot reader quotes Distrowatch: Josh Curl has announced the release of a new version of RancherOS [which] moves the project out of its alpha status and introduces new features, including an official Raspberry Pi image... "We're especially excited about this since it offers users a cheap method of getting started with Docker and RancherOS."
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New RancherOS Offers Lean Linux Functionality Within Docker Containers

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  • by Anonymous Coward

    Thanks to Microsoft, nobody uses the word "daemons" to refer to non-interactive background processes. Even the Linux hipsters call them "services" now.

    Docker. Nice pants, you use to cover your asshole.

  • booter floppy (Score:5, Insightful)

    by KiloByte ( 825081 ) on Sunday August 14, 2016 @11:09PM (#52702339)

    So they put their program on pid 1, on bare BIOS^Wkernel? Ah booters of the old times...

    And this line [rancher.com] made me smile:

    System Docker replaces traditional init systems like systemd

    So CADTs are moving away from systemd as fast as they flocked to it, while the rest of us are smirking.

    • You do mean "Cascade of Dyslexic Teens", right?

    • Re: (Score:2, Funny)

      by Anonymous Coward

      Nice to see legacy inits like System D being deprecated in favor of more modern approaches, there will be some resistances from system d grey beards who refuse to learn new things but they should be grateful someone is developing code code for them for free. If they don't like new shiny they should fork and go away, after all the code is available.

      • by Anonymous Coward

        Nice to see legacy inits like System D being deprecated in favor of more modern approaches, there will be some resistances from system d grey beards who refuse to learn new things but they should be grateful someone is developing code code for them for free. If they don't like new shiny they should fork and go away, after all the code is available.

        Extended golf clap.

        Very nicely done.

    • It's Dockers all the way down!

  • So basically... back to LXC containers? Or am I missing something. Time to RTFA
  • So this is basically just Ubuntu Core using docker containers instead of snaps?

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