Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Feb 2008 09:16 UTC, submitted by obsethryl
.NET (dotGNU too) "Previously, we have presented one of the two opensource licensed projects related to creating a C# kernel. Now it's the time to complete the set by rightfully presenting SharpOS, an effort to build a GPL version 3 + runtime exception licensed system, around a C# kernel of their own design. It is my pleasure and priviledge to host a set of questions and answers from four active developers of SharpOS, that is William Lahti, Bruce Markham, Mircea - Cristian Racasan and Sander van Rossen in order to get some insight into what they are doing with SharpOS, their goals, their different design and inspiration."
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Interesting...but thats it?
by J.R. on Fri 22nd Feb 2008 12:35 UTC
J.R.
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2007-07-25

I find these projects (not only sharpos, but also other typical innovative OS'es) really interesting, but lets face it: Unless they get driver support they WILL not be usable for most people...for anything.

My idea (and I am not an OS designer so please correct me if the idea is impossible) is to make a wrapper/compability layer which resembles the Linux driver interfaces. This will open up the OS up for everyone to use. Let these drivers run in some sort of jail, and encourage writing native drivers instead as it gets popular.

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