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DistroWatch.com: Photon OS

Photon OS

Last Update: 2018-03-24 02:03 UTC


Photon OS is a minimal Linux container host, optimized to run on VMware platforms (though it is capable of running in other environments). Photon OS includes a small number of packages and offers users a command line interface. The default installation will often require less than 100MB of memory to run. The operating system comes with Docker pre-installed.

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Photon OS Summary
Distribution Photon OS
Home Page https://vmware.github.io/photon/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums --
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://github.com/vmware/photon/wiki
Screenshots https://swagarch.github.io/
Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://github.com/vmware/photon/wiki/Downloading-Photon-OS
Bug Tracker https://github.com/vmware/photon/issues
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Feature 1.0
Release Date 2017-01-17
End Of Life  
Price (US$) Free
Image Size (MB) 2400-2500
Free Download ISO
Installation Text
Default Desktop --
Package Management rpm-ostree
Release Model Fixed
Office Suite --
Processor Architecture x86_64
Init Software systemd
Journaled File Systems ext4
Multilingual --
Asian Language Support --
Full Package List  
Package 1.0
abiword (3.0.2) --
alsa-lib (1.1.6) --
ati-driver (16.40) --
bash (4.4.18) 4.3
bind (9.13.1) --
chromium (67.0.3396.87) --
cups (2.2.8) --
dhcp (4.4.1) --
e2fsprogs (1.44.2) 1.42.13
firefox (60.0.2) --
freetype (2.9.1) --
gcc (8.1.0) 5.3.0
gimp (2.10.2) --
glibc (2.27) 2.22
gnome-shell (3.28.2) --
gnucash (3.1-1) --
gnumeric (1.12.41) --
grub (2.02) 2.02
gtk+ (3.22.30) --
httpd (2.4.33) 2.4.18
inkscape (0.92.3) --
k3b (18.04.2) --
kmod (25) 21
krita (4.0.4)  
libreoffice (6.0.4) --
linux (4.17.2) 4.4.41
Package 1.0
lxpanel (0.9.3) --
mariadb (10.3.7) --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) --
mesa (18.1.2) --
mysql (8.0.11) --
nautilus (3.28.1) --
NVIDIA (396.24) --
openbox (3.6.1) --
openjdk (10.0.1) 1.8.0.112
openssh (7.7p1) 7.4p1
openssl (1.1.0h) 1.0.2j
perl (5.26.2) 5.22.1
php (7.2.6) --
plasma-desktop (5.13.1) --
postfix (3.3.1) --
postgresql (10.4) 9.5.3
Python (3.6.5) --
qt (5.11.1) --
samba (4.8.2) --
systemd (238) 228
thunderbird (52.8.0) --
vim (8.1) 7.4
vlc (3.0.3) --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) --
xorg-server (1.20.0) --

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