Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Mar 2006 13:38 UTC, submitted by Norman Feske
OSNews, Generic OSes The OS Group of Technische Universitaet Dresden (TUD:OS) has released a live demo CD of their custom operating system project. TUD:OS is a microkernel-based operating system targeted at secure and real-time systems. Some highlights of the demo CD include a new approach for securing graphical user interfaces called Nitpicker, multiple L4Linux kernels running at the same time on top of a custom L4 microkernel, a survey on the reuse of device drivers on the TUD:OS platform, native Qt-applications, the DOpE windowing system, games, and much more. More information is available at the demo CD website. And yes, boys and girls, there are screenshots, too.
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by cking on Mon 13th Mar 2006 15:04 UTC
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This looks cool. I wonder if it'll be open source. It seems to have SDL and QT, -hypervised?, It doesn't mention if they provide GCC.

Calling it a Demo makes it out to be commercial, but this seems to be a research project and they are keen to introduce it to anyone interested. I'm confused, does not compute /smoke comes out top of head, springs pop out ears, whiring noise falls silent./

Really interesting micro-kernel and security work though.

Rob Pike once said systems research was dead, 6 years later, things seem to be slightly better.

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