JayOS is a live CD Linux distribution intended for use as a more secure mobile environment. It integrates in-RAM filesystem encryption with plausible deniability for a system that can be difficult to alter without rebuilding. This offers a user with a high degree of data integrity; since all filesystems are either static or encrypted, the system is resistant to physical attacks. It features many development, network security, and filesystem tools, and host virtualization with QEMU. This distribution runs well on systems where hardware resources might be minimal. 128MB RAM will allow for an well-equipped CLI and shell-tool environment, while a fully functional standard desktop will run swiftly and entirely from 1 GB of RAM. It is based on Linux From Scratch.
This release includes images for booting Linux on a Mac Mini using USB drives only. It supports all native hardware, including Apple Airport Extreme. If you have two 1GB USB sticks... and a Mac Mini, follow the brief instructions on the Website to try Linux on your Mac. This procedure was tested on a second-generation Mac Mini. YMMV with iMacs, Macbooks, and Macbook Pros, although the author has had success with the non-unibody Macbook Pro. This release will not install anything, overwrite, or even access the internal hard drive. It is completely housebroken, and safe for testing and use.