Its goal is to make it simple to run fast virtual machines locally using off-the-shelf hardware.
Phyllome OS should be easy to contribute to, simple to maintain, and fun to use!
The word "Phyllome" refers to a leaf or a foliar part that has evolved from a leaf.
The alpha version of Phyllome OS will be released November 15th
Public clouds provide on-demand computing resources over the Internet. Almost all of them leverage the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) module for Linux.
Alas, there is currently no production-ready desktop-oriented Linux distribution designed from the ground up to leverage KVM locally.
Phyllome's main intent is to piggyback on some software- and hardware-related innovations used by cloud providers and make them available to a wider audience using off-the-shelf hardware, with a focus on performance and usability.
Eventually, using a software-based or so-called 'virtual machine' should become indistinguishable from using a real one.
In Phyllome's case, it would be a feature, not a bug or exploit to be able to use a virtual machine locally that mimics a real one, while at the same time offering more flexibility, as it could be duplicated at will, easily backed up, or migrated to another host for any reasons the user deems fit.
Linux will run in the background, hidden in plain sight, while allowing the user to switch to a different operating system if desired. Eventually, the user might even forget the virtual nature of the computing environment.
As such, Phyllome is yet another attempt to bring Linux to the desktop, albeit more covertly this time.
If you are wondering, the platypus is Darwin's mascot. Darwin is an open-source operating system used as the foundation for macOS and iOS.
Run multiple guest operating systems concurrently
Painlessly move to new hardware
Run guest hypervisors
Survive the GPU shortage
Do machine learning stuff
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