[erlang-questions] Light-weight operating systems supporting Erlang in production web servers

Lloyd R. Prentice <>
Fri Sep 15 16:20:15 CEST 2017


Joe Armstrong states in his 2003 Doctor of Technology thesis:

"Our system has very little need of an operating system. We make use of very few operating system services, thus it is relatively easy to port our system to specialised environments such as embedded systems."

As a one-time Forth developer, software bloat offends me. I sigh and use Ubuntu on my development system out laziness and convenience.

But I would like my production servers to be lean and mean.

What light weight open-source off-the shelf operating systems would battle-hardened Erlang gurus recommend?

All the best,


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