Updated: Dec 7, 2020
Does the world need a new OS? Frankly, yes!
Technology has evolved so much in the last 10 years that a new platform is required which converges compute and networking.
Almost all new development work for applications and services are being developed with Linux. The three most popular operating systems are Windows, macOS, and Linux. Frequently developers will run Linux within a virtual machine "VM" on top of Windows or macOS. Over 80% of developers say Linux is the platform they prefer to work on.
So why don't developers just run Linux on their laptops or workstations? While Linux is highly stable and secure it's not typically a default operating system that ships with new computers handed out by IT departments. This could be due to existing and often decades-old marketing arrangements between Microsoft and prominent hardware vendors, or in the case of Apple's proprietary integration of their software and hardware.
Okay, so what's so special about Matrix-OS or "MatrixOS" you ask? MatrixOS is a homologated high-performance secure operating system that converges three core aspects which we believe are quintessential for a modern experience.
First MatrixOS employs is a smart installation in minimal time. MatrixOS identifies your hardware features and services available and implements a personality for you. For example, if you've spent the money on GPUs for acceleration MatrixOS automatically sees them and implements this functionality and its associated development tools within your initial installation.
Second MatrixOS is pre-configured for containers. Modern applications and services run within containers like Docker or Kubernetes.
Third MatrixOS preinstalls full networking and routing capability. This brings the network closer to applications and secures network integration with VPN. The concept of a node is key, and with MatrixOS every node in the network can participate in a cluster for high-performance computing. Quality of service and class of service can be defined at the physical node to support the many potential virtual nodes running on the system. A micro-cloud if you will. This is also the key to enabling both cloud and edge-computing solutions.
With all of these features, MatrixOS is a simple turn-key implementation that takes only about 10 minutes.
Under the covers, MatrixOS is based upon the Fedora/CentOS Linux distribution. We didn't need to reinvent the wheel in this regard. This allows MatrixOS to pull down security and feature updates from the community. Being an open and disaggregated workstation and network converged operating system is probably MatrixOS's strongest feature.
If you're a developer or a student go ahead and try MatrixOS with free access. If you're ready for production MatrixOS Basic is a tremendous value in time savings alone.