SanOS is a minimalistic 32-bit x86 OS kernel for Java based server appliances running on standard PC hardware.
This enables you to run java server applications without the need to install a traditional host operating system like Windows or Linux. Only a standard Java HotSpot VM and the sanos kernel are needed.
The kernel implements basic operating system services like booting, memory management, thread scheduling, local and remote file systems, TCP/IP networking and DLL loading and linking. A win32 layer allows the Windows version of the standard HotSpot JVM to run under sanos, essentially providing a JavaOS platform for server applications. This enables you to run java based server applications, like tomcat and jboss, under sanos.
I wonder if/how well ColdFusion would run on this OS?
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Just in case you can't see that picture, on the top there is SanOs with just an On off switch, on the bottom other OS's with lots of nobs. Here's the full picture: http://www.jbox.dk/images/sanos-vs-other-os-small.jpg