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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Its not the kernel
by hraq on Sun 20th Aug 2006 06:28 UTC
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2005-07-06

Its not the kernel that MS failed with in the past, its the higher processes and application on top of it like the horrible Internet Explorer, Windows Explorer, destruction-unlimited Root/User permissions, plus many many more.

MS kernel now is excellent; and instead of writting a new kernel from the ground up which even its team don't know how to interact with and which will be used in the future when then MS will fire those guys, its better to concentrate on planing a rewrite that takes in account every part of that future design and will be very well documented and functional, unlike current cmd.exe tools which never work fine and which always change from version to version (9x to 2000/xp/2003 to vista). I couldn't find a simple command to shut down an ethernet interface in any of windows versions till now an then start it up, like in linux/Unix "ifdown" and "ifup".

Besides, this project is not to be implemented till year 2030 when judgement day arrives, all judged from MS eternal time it took to develop vista in 6 years which is few simple modifications of windows server 2003, i mean not a from scratch OS.
And probably they will kill this project when they feel its unachievable much like the project of early vista interface that had the room, arrows, navigation man desks and doors.

Good Luck though!

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