Finally, Huawei has released its own EulerOS Linux distribution based on CentOS to the public for downloading. It is the company’s enterprise Linux distro which is now available as community edition with a name “OpenEluer“.
The OpenEuler open source community officially opened source code, mirroring, and development and testing environments. As per the news, Huawei will gradually open up its technology accumulation in the field of ICT basic software, and open source the internal infrastructure capabilities of Huawei in the operating system, compiler / JDK and other fields to the openEuler community.
According to the official website information, EulerOS is oriented to an enterprise-level general-purpose server architecture platform. It is based on the Linux stable system kernel and supports container virtualization technologies.
Being a tussle between US and Huawei, the company has released the source code of OpenEular Linux OS on Gitee, which is a Chinese alternative to GitHub owned by Microsoft.
The developer community offer two Repos for OS, one is for source code and other holds the source of the packages for different software required by the OpenEuler.
According to Gite’s statistics, there are currently more than 50 contributors in the community and nearly 600 commits.
In addition to standard Linux OS, the openEuler community also incubated two open-source sub-projects, A-Tune and iSula.
A-Tune is an intelligent performance optimization system software built through a machine learning engine; that as per the official website uses Artificial intelligence to set the best operating system configuration parameter combination to improve the overall operating efficiency of the system as per its working load.
iSula is a cloud-native lightweight container solution that again as per the Huawei can meet the multiple needs of the ICT field end, edge, and cloud scenarios through a unified and flexible architecture.
Yet, it is not confirmed that whether the company going to run open-source OpenEulear and their enterprise EluerOS parallelly just like RedHat and CetnOS or will completely focus on open source solution.
Soon, we will come with a guide on how to install OpenEuler on VirtualBox, so that we could exactly know what changes such as Desktop environment, language and other aspects it has brought.
However, if you want to try it on your own, here is the OpenEuler ISO file download link.