m23 (also known as m23 rock) is a special project that tries to be a free and open source server-oriented operating system that makes software distribution easy for everyone. It is fully compatible with major distributions of Linux, including Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Linux Mint, CentOS and openSUSE.
It’s distributed as a 32-bit ISO image
The m23 server operating system is distributed as an installable-only ISO image that has been engineered to work with both modern and old computers, but supporting only the 32-bit instruction set architectures.
Supports English, French and German languages
The minimal boot menu of the ISO image supports English, French and German languages. It will allow you to start the installation of the m23 operating system directly, simply by pressing the Enter key on your keyboard at the boot prompt.
The installation is text based
m23 features a text-mode installer that requires users to choose a language to be used for the entire installation process and the final system, enter a password for the root (system administrator) account, enter a hostname, IP address, netmask, gateway, boardcast IP and DNS nameserver IPS for your new server, partition and format the disk drive and install the booloader.
Can only be administered via a web browser
Being designed from the ground up as a server-oriented system, m23 can only be administered via a web browser from another computer on the same network. It can easily be integrated with existing clients and features group functions, support for mass installations, support for software RAID, IP management functionality and a user management system powered by LDAP.
Offers NFS (Network File System) support
Another interesting feature of m23 is that it offers out-of-the-box NFS (Network File System) support for storing home directories. Users will be able to easily install, update and remove software packages from their Linux kernel-based operating systems, as well as to create backups or build their own package source.