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DistroWatch.com: OviOS Linux

OviOS Linux

Last Update: 2018-03-28 05:44 UTC


OviOS Linux is an independent, storage OS which combines open source technologies to provide a dedicated, performance-oriented storage system. The goal is to keep OviOS Linux a pure storage, appliance-like OS. It targets users and admins who need a stable out-of-the-box iSCSI, NFS, SMB and FTP server. The distribution features a special command line shell called "ovios shell" which strives to simplify system management.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 202 (38), 6 months: 283 (23), 3 months: 284 (24), 4 weeks: 279 (25), 1 week: 246 (28)

Average visitor rating: 9.5/10 from 4 review(s).


OviOS Summary
Distribution OviOS Linux
Home Page http://www.ovios.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://www.ovios.org/p/blog-page_1.html
Alternative User Forums
Documentation http://www.ovios.org/p/documentation.html
Screenshots http://www.ovios.org/p/screenshots.htmlDistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://sourceforge.net/projects/ovios/files/ovios/
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites  
Reviews 2.x: DistroWatch
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Feature 2.31
Release Date 2017-12-28
End Of Life  
Price (US$) Free
Image Size (MB) 400-500
Free Download ISO
Installation Text
Default Desktop --
Package Management Pacman
Release Model Fixed
Office Suite --
Processor Architecture x86_64
Init Software SysV
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4, ZFS
Multilingual  
Asian Language Support  
Full Package List 2.31
Package 2.31
abiword (3.0.2) --
alsa-lib (1.1.7) --
ati-driver (18.30) --
bash (4.4.18) 4.3
bind (9.13.5) --
chromium (71.0.3578.98) --
cups (2.2.10) --
dhcp (4.4.1) --
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 1.42.13
firefox (64.0) --
freetype (2.9.1) --
gcc (8.2.0) 5.3.0
gimp (2.10.8) --
glibc (2.28) 2.23
gnome-shell (3.30.2) --
gnucash (3.3) --
gnumeric (1.12.44) --
grub (2.02) 2.02beta2
gtk+ (3.24.2) --
httpd (2.4.37) --
inkscape (0.92.3) --
k3b (18.08.3) --
kmod (25) 22
krita (4.1.7) --
libreoffice (6.1.3) --
linux (4.19.9) 4.9.44
Package 2.31
lxpanel (0.9.3) --
mariadb (10.3.11) --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) --
mesa (18.3.1) --
mysql (8.0.13) --
nautilus (3.30.5) --
NVIDIA (415.18) --
openbox (3.6.1) --
openjdk (10.0.2) --
openssh (7.9p1) 7.1p2
openssl (1.1.1a) 1.0.2g
perl (5.28.0) 5.22.1
php (7.3.0) --
plasma-desktop (5.14.4) --
postfix (3.3.2) --
postgresql (11.1) --
Python (3.7.1) 2.7.11
qt (5.12.0) --
samba (4.9.3) 4.4.3
systemd (239) --
thunderbird (60.3.3) --
vim (8.1) 7.4
vlc (3.0.4) --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) --
xorg-server (1.20.3) --

Reader Ratings
Reader supplied reviews for OviOS Linux

Average rating
9.5
from 4 review(s)



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Version: 2.31
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-10-24
Votes: 4


Its excellent storage operating system.. Only thing you need to read the documentation. If you look at the memory usage, its an eye opener.

My practical experience.

I have tried this storage on OS first generation i3 cpu and 2 GB ram with 2 tb * 4 disk [ zraid2 ] and used usb as boot drive. Voila... The memory usage after enabling smb [ 18 users] , thin iscsi with 4 luns, and nfs - 20 shares, the system hardly used 800 mb ram with zfs. This is far far better than freenas or nas4free. Using this system for last 3 weeks, and i can assure you the performance is top notch.

My wish list - if developer can some how, add the web gui, it would be far better.

PS. in Nov 2018 - 2nd week we are going to try a ha cluster consisting 3 nodes.




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Version: 2.30
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-01-05
Votes: 2


I really like this small distro, seems to be very powerful with HA cluster and Replication enabled.
I like the way you can configure almost every aspect of the system with the 'options' command

Giving it a 9 because it doesn't have a graphical UI and the devs mentioned they won't build one.

Even so, it's still great.


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Version: 2.30
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-01-04
Votes: 6


I really like this small distro, seems to be very powerful with HA cluster and Replication enabled.
I like the way you can configure almost every aspect of the system with the 'options' command

Giving it a 9 because it doesn't have a graphical UI and the devs mentioned they won't build one.

Even so, it's still great.


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