Linked by Dan Massameno on Wed 4th May 2011 21:28 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft has released new details on an experimental operating system concept named Drawbridge. In early March Microsoft researchers presented a paper entitled Rethinking the Library OS from the Top Down. The paper describes a new interaction between a user-level application and its OS. The paper can be found at the ACM Digital Library [frustratingly, we can't redistribute the article since it's behind a paywall, like too much of the scientific world]. It describes an ambitious plan to separate the traditional API parts of an OS from the underlying kernel of the OS. But a full analysis requires some background.
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If you think this is a new idea your wrong.
by oiaohm on Thu 5th May 2011 05:12 UTC
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Zones Containers and Jails. Are all from the Unix world.

Issue for the Unix world has been X11 itself. Wayland is working on solving the last splitting issue.

So really this move is nothing more than trying to catch up to competition.

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