Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 19th Aug 2006 16:11 UTC
Microsoft MSDN's Channel 9 has two videos in their 'Going Deep' series which dive, well, deeper into Singularity, the operating system in development at Microsoft's research department. The first of the two is about, among other things, Software Isolated Processes (SIPs). The second of the two actually shows Singularity in action.
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RE: R&D
by johndaly on Sat 19th Aug 2006 18:34 UTC in reply to "R&D"
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2006-01-16

No, Singularity is not a Microkernel in a different language and yes it isn't totally new (but then what is?) you can find more information under >>Language-Based Protection<< in this article [1]. I don't think you could write an OS in F# (or at least it wouldn't be wise), since F# is basically an OCaml dialect and the OCaml people say they've created an Application language not a systems language.

Similarities to UNIX shouldn't surprise anybody either, if you look at OS books they are very UNIX heavy.

[1]: http://www.computer.org/portal/site/computer/menuitem.5d61c1d591162...

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