Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Jun 2009 12:02 UTC, submitted by lproven
OSNews, Generic OSes Discerning techies probably know of the the programming language occam, designed for the Inmos Transputer highly parallel processor from the 1980s. It's not so widely-known that occam is still around and available for the x86 in the form of the Kent Retargetable occam Compiler, KRoC - nor that there's an entire PC OS, complete with GUI, written in occam-pi: RMoX.
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Comment by Laurence
by Laurence on Mon 8th Jun 2009 12:47 UTC
Laurence
Member since:
2007-03-26

I know the GUI isn't the be all and end all of OSs, but none-the-less I'm loving the LCARS* theme used in this OS

* The interface used on Star Trek TNG / Deep Space 9 / Voyager computers.

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RE: Comment by Laurence
by richmassena on Mon 8th Jun 2009 13:45 UTC in reply to "Comment by Laurence"
richmassena Member since:
2006-11-26

The LCARS theme looked familiar but I couldn't place it. Seeing that, I have to try the OS just for fun.

Interesting projects like this is why I visit OSnews.

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RE: Comment by Laurence
by Ultimatebadass on Mon 8th Jun 2009 17:30 UTC in reply to "Comment by Laurence"
Ultimatebadass Member since:
2006-01-08

Me too, even though I have no knowledge about os design the theme alone makes me want to try it.

Now, all we need here is a little touch screen support and some "Engage" button... ;)

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So nice!
by wawrzyn on Mon 8th Jun 2009 15:53 UTC
wawrzyn
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2009-03-24

You can call me maaaad, but I love such initiatives in our IT world. Thanks to that, it's not boring after all that hours spent at work. Great and really interesting.

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Good to see this!
by obsidian on Tue 9th Jun 2009 09:15 UTC
obsidian
Member since:
2007-05-12

It's really good to see these new OSs coming along, written in languages other than C.

This reminds me of "House", the OS written in Haskell - here's a link to that -
http://programatica.cs.pdx.edu/House/

There's also Kinetic - another Haskell-based OS -
http://www.ninj4.net/kinetic/

I've wondered in the past if it would be possible to write an OS in Python or Ruby. Given that it is possible in Haskell, I'd imagine the answer would be "yes". I'd love to see someone do it! ;)

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The Free and Open Singularity
by happe on Tue 9th Jun 2009 12:12 UTC
happe
Member since:
2009-06-09

The design is very similar to the Singularity project at Microsoft Reseach. Basically, a micro kernel with languages based protection.

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