Brussels / 3 & 4 February 2024


Special Purpose Operating Systems: The Next Step in OS Evolution or One-Trick Ponies?

There are a number of open source, special purpose operating systems designed for hosting containers. While the each OSes technical approach and philosophy differ, they still share much in common. In this session, a panel of representatives from multiple special purpose OSes will present the general concept of a container host-specific special purpose OS, what makes them distinct from general purpose OSes, and what advantages and challenges they hold for end-users as well as the unique perspective required to maintain and build them.


Photo of Thilo Fromm Thilo Fromm
Photo of Razvan Deaconescu Razvan Deaconescu
Photo of Mauro Morales Mauro Morales
Photo of Kyle Davis Kyle Davis