“As the sole dev working on MineOS, Hexparrot had to split his time doing everything and had to design accordingly. Therefore running MineOS has a bit of a learning curve involved if you were unfamiliar with Linux, and the install process is not intuitive for those unfamiliar with how partitioning works, third party tools needed to transfer files, and so on.
This was fine for anyone who is pretty good with google, and a little knowledge of filesystems and systems in general, but for the average "How do I set up a minecraft server for my friends quickly and easily" kind of person, or one who just wants the performance benefits of a MineOS VM vs a server on their windows install running alongside their game, it is too difficult to figure out.
Because MineOS+ has the benefit of being a community project we can have multiple people doing multiple things. So while Nick and I are working on the scripts and python, Segana and any other web devs can be working on the web interface, and others updating the documentation on the wiki, dealing with support, etc. The more people we can get helping on the project, the easier everything becomes to finish, and polishing the install and use becomes much easier. Also when people get too busy to contribute, get bored with Minecraft, or move on to new projects, others can easily take their place. This happens quite a bit with Minecraft community projects, as many developers stop playing the game long before they quit developing for it.
The + in MineOS+ stands for easy script based upgrades. After downloading and installing the base system, which will be simplified with a choice of easy vs advanced install, you will be able to add extensions to it through the web interface. Adding an extension runs the install script which downloads the proper files and configures your server to use them. These could be bukkit plugins, web forums, user web panels with mapping and server info, additional admin panel functionality such as built in ftp and ssh, voice chat servers such as ventrilo, or anything else you might want added. Anyone could submit a script to be added to MineOS+ after it has been verified not to do anything nasty, and upgrading to the newest version with the newest extension scripts will be as easy as clicking a button in the web panel, and restarting the server.
All these will be optional, therefore still allowing a very small, memory-light base system if you don't want/need any of the rest.