What is a FAQ?
FAQ is the acronym for Frequently Asked Questions. So this is a good place to start with your first questions to find some fast answers.
What is an OS?
An OS is the acronym for Operating System. An OS facilitates all peripheral and internal devices of a computer by handling, delivering and managing their functions and data. So we can compare an OS with the blood in animal beings. It is essential for all functions of a computer. You would not be able to use your computer, mobile phone or tablet without an kind of OS. Interactive Cloud OS is essential for Open and Free Cloud Computing 😉
Are there other OS on the market?
Yes, there are many different OS available: some historical or not often used are Xenix and Apple Disk Operating System (Apple DOS), Apple Mac OS 7 and Mac OS 8, Microsoft DOS, Novell Netware, OS/2, BeOS, and so forth…There are some new you might use today, like RedHat, SuSE, Debian, Ubuntu, other Linux OS, Microsoft Windows, Android, Firefox OS, Palm, Blackberry OS, MAC OSX, BSD Unix, Sun Solaris, Oracle Linux and iOS, just to name a few…
What for do I need a cloud OS?
A cloud OS is specialized in supporting many other Guest OS on one computer simultaneously. This allows better resource utilization and reduces the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Additionally, it is convenient, fast and reduces the CO2 footprint.
Where is the difference between Virtualization of Guest OS and Cloud Computing?
Virtualization of Guest OS is defined roughly as running plenty of Guest OS on one computer whereas cloud computing is running services virtually in many possible locations. This could be in many different countries simultaneously, using more than one computer.
With this concept, you can shift a Guest OS (or your complete services / IT infrastructure) from one location to another – from one country to another country, from one continent to another one, from earth to space…
In general, this means that you are able to get your services and all information you need from your group of servers which are located anywhere. Some marketing enthusiasts defined this as cloud, since it looks like getting information from some nebulous sources ;-). But don’t be afraid: As long you manage these sources, you can trust your own cloud!
How can I build or set up my private cloud?
Just use our Interactive Cloud OS. This is the simplest and fastest way to set up your cloud.
What is the difference between Cloud OS and cloudos or CloudOS?
hmmmm…. excepting for the spacing, nothing, it is just the same. 😉
Where is the main difference between Interactive Cloud OS and other OS which allow for Virtualization or Cloud Computing?
First of all, Interactive Cloud OS is Open Source and Free Software. You can use it without any cost, any license fees and for any purpose in any country you want. So, this is the main difference compared to commercial offers. Compared to Open Source Distributions, Interactive Cloud OS is truly optimized and designed for cloud computing.
So we simplyfied our LInux to do it’s best at cloud computing.
What is the basis for Interactive Cloud OS?
The basis of Interactive Cloud OS is Linux. We set-up a new Linux distribution from scratch, so there are no other underlying of other Linux distributions like Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, RedHat or SuSE. We developed a true Linux Cloud OS.
Are there some other main differences to the other Free Linux distributions?
Yes, there are. Interactive Cloud OS is committed to cloud computing and installs with an user friendly Web interface out of the box. Simple, isn’t it?
Can I use Interactive Cloud OS as a normal Linux distribution?
Yes, you can. You might need additional packages, though. We are open to include other packages and services to our distribution if needed by the community, but we will keep our main mission which is cloud computing. So Interactive Cloud OS will not integrate MP3 Players, Desktop designs and some other gimmicks and gadgets for desktop use. There are many other distributions on the market which fulfill these needs, that’s should not be our main focus. Let’s say, Interactive Cloud OS is addicted to cloud computing. 🙂
Huh, is Interactive Cloud OS for Pro’s only?
Definitely not. We have a nice and fast installer, so you will be able to set-up your first virtual machine in 10 Minutes. This means Cloud Computing out of the box as a turnkey solution in 10 Minutes. You get a nice and cozy web page to do all your configuration work. No command line interface is needed, if you do your normal work. If you want to have hundreds of servers running, there are some more possibilities with the CLI, but then, it is normal to read some pages in the manual, isn’t it?
With other distributions, you will have a lot of configuration work and some ASCII-jungle ahead. With our solution, you are up and running in 10 Minutes! Combined with our fast software update service, it will fulfill your needs.
Is there support available?
YES! We offer free support on an upcoming forum. We are thinking of a commercial support by us and other partners as well. Please just get in contact with us for those questions.
Will there be more services to come?
Yes. But it is too early to tell…
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