Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Nov 2008 06:45 UTC, submitted by pablo_marx
Microsoft Microsoft has released an initial release of version 2.0 of the Singularity operating system (research development kit, as it likes to call it). Singularity is a microkernel research operating system, where the kernel, drivers, and applications are all written in managed code. Singularity is released under a shared source academic license, and you can do whatever you want with it, except making money (simply put).
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Licenses aside
by mikemikemike on Tue 18th Nov 2008 19:17 UTC
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2008-11-14

OK. I think we've really covered the license issue now. It is by Microsoft. It is not free. Got it.

But what about the project? I think that they were able to pull it off is pretty cool. There have been other attempts at using garbage collected languages close to OS core, of course, but it does get tricky.

Edited 2008-11-18 19:18 UTC

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