Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 12th Jan 2004 05:21 UTC, submitted by Simon Strandgaard
OSNews, Generic OSes When new operating systems gets designed today, great systems such as Amiga, Atari and VMS, seems to get overlooked in regard to their original features not found on other OSes. It might be time to collect and categorize those special unique features under the great/lost ideas wiki, so new OSes don't have to re-invent the wheel and re-innovate.
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capability-based security
by Marcus Sundman on Mon 12th Jan 2004 23:23 UTC

Someone should really add KeyKOS (or similar) to the wiki, and explain its security which is based on capabilities. Almost all modern operating systems use security based on ACLs, which is MUCH more error prone, and seems mostly like a standing invitation to crackers, virus writers, etc.
Not that anyone would listen... people never do.. *sigh*