CoreOS is often described as Linux for massive server deployments, but it can also run easily as a single host on bare-metal, cloud servers, and as a virtual machine on your computer as well. It is designed to run application containers as
rkt, and you will learn about its main features later in this book.
This book is a practical, example-driven guide to help you learn about the essentials of the CoreOS Linux operating system. We assume that you have experience with VirtualBox, Vagrant, Git, Bash shell scripting and the command line (terminal on UNIX-like computers), and you have already installed VirtualBox, Vagrant, and git on your Mac OS X or Linux computer, which will be needed for the ...