Canonical hopes its Jeos--'just enough operating system'--will be used as a foundation to package software for virtual machines.
The database specialist has released a template builder that taps into JeOS to help developers build virtual appliances for Oracle VMs.
The Hardy Heron version, due Thursday, is Canonical's best shot yet at making a business of Ubuntu Linux. But CEO Shuttleworth seems happy to keep on subsidizing it.
The open-source company says the new version shows gains over its predecessors in terms of interoperability, mission-critical computing, and virtualization.