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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old news?
by kopke on Thu 5th May 2011 20:09 UTC
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Refactoring an existing OS to a library OS and using it as a virtual machine substitute sounds a lot like RUMP on NetBSD which according to the man page was present already in NetBSD 5.0:

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