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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Portablility
by fretinator on Thu 5th May 2011 12:23 UTC
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I would also think this would help create an iOS-like version of Windows. Windows would scale better to the small world. If they follow this same modularity concept with Office apps, they could create mobile versions of Office apps that are fully-compatible compatible with a more mobile interface.

As an example, the base OS could be Phone 7, but a specially-packaged version of Word with Drawbridge would bring a fully-functional version to tablets, instead of the current "mini" apps.

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