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JeOS

(Just Enough Operating System) A small operating system that is used in a consumer product, hardware appliance, virtual appliance or handheld device, but not in a general-purpose computer. Pronounced "juice" and typically a compact version of Linux, a JeOS contains only the absolutely necessary software components to manage the device. In contrast, a full-blown, general-purpose OS such as Windows and Mac OS X includes routines for handling all possible hardware and software scenarios. See hardware appliance and virtual appliance.
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Based on this bill of materials, just enough operating system (JeOS), middleware and other tooling are bound to the application, producing a complete system that is ready to run -- virtually anywhere.
During the build process, rBuilder employs over 50 built-in policy checks to enforce quality, conformance and to ensure that only the components required are included in the application image - just enough operating system (JeOS), middleware and other items.
Since the system has been hardened at the operating system layer, LiveTime provides Just Enough Operating System (JeOS, pronounced juice) for its needs.