Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 28th Sep 2009 23:15 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Microsoft It seems like Microsoft Research is really busy these days with research operating systems. We had Singularity, a microkernel operating system written in managed code, and late last week we were acquainted with Barrelfish, a "multikernel" system which treats a multicore system as a network of independent cores, using ideas from distributed systems. Now, we have a third contestant, and it's called Helios.
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RE: Thom, I'm not so sure
by Morph on Tue 29th Sep 2009 04:26 UTC in reply to "Thom, I'm not so sure"
Morph
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Uh, it's a research project. To experiment with new ideas & be a proof-of-concept for new designs is the point. Supporting lots of apps, being readily available, competing with mainstream OS's etc, isn't.

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