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asked 2013-11-08 03:10:18 -0500

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I'm extremely new to Virtualization and Cloud and have taken a few books out about the subject so please excuse me if any questions I post are very basic stuff.

1) I understand OpenStack is a Cloud Operating System, but does this run like an application on an already installed Operating System like Windows or Linux, or does OpenStack act as the Operating System on the machine it's installed on?

2) If it does run like an application, is it compatible with Windows?

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answered 2013-11-08 04:25:34 -0500

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It is not a OS. Not on windows. Best thing is to work on Ubuntu.

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[In this video](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qz5gyDenqTI) the folks at Rackspace say it's a "cloud operating system", is that a good definition and if not what is a better one?

stan_ivanov gravatar imagestan_ivanov ( 2013-11-08 05:25:39 -0500 )edit
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Yes it is Cloud OS. It is does not run by itself on baremetal. It needs base OS. Hope that clears. Did I miss something here ?

dheeru gravatar imagedheeru ( 2013-11-12 11:35:36 -0500 )edit
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answered 2013-11-08 06:07:01 -0500

ednard gravatar image

Thanks. Why is Ubuntu generally the preferred choice over something else, for instance, like openSUSE?

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It is personal choice and user friendly ness.

dheeru gravatar imagedheeru ( 2013-11-08 07:04:11 -0500 )edit

Hi Hope my ans helped to understand better. Can you vote my ans. Just click on the up-arrow next to my ans. Thank you.

dheeru gravatar imagedheeru ( 2013-11-12 11:36:42 -0500 )edit

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