Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 17th Apr 2008 21:53 UTC
Novell and Ximian Novell's Nat Friedman told InternetNews.com: "The basic concept here is that the standalone operating system is dead." Friedman is Novell's Chief Technology Officer. He added: "The days in which people buy operating systems on their own and then build a stack from there [...] will look like home-built automobiles in the future - people aren't going to do this anymore." This is not the first time some big company predicts the end of the traditional operating system.
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RE: dreaming a bit...
by tech10171968 on Fri 18th Apr 2008 14:56 UTC in reply to "dreaming a bit..."
tech10171968
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So... allow me to dream a little.

I wonder if it will be possible someday to, using virtualization techniques load up several operating systems at once, switch between them and use their software independent of what OS you are running it in.

Imagine Linux, OSX and windows all running side by side and you can use any program inside of another OS.

Impossible? Reality-to-be?

I don't think this is impossible. In fact, this is already being done to a certain degree with apps like "andLinux" (http://www.andlinux.org/index.php). BTW, andLinux is not a virtual machine application.

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