Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 19th Aug 2006 16:11 UTC
Microsoft MSDN's Channel 9 has two videos in their 'Going Deep' series which dive, well, deeper into Singularity, the operating system in development at Microsoft's research department. The first of the two is about, among other things, Software Isolated Processes (SIPs). The second of the two actually shows Singularity in action.
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RE[2]: R&D
by Ronald Vos on Sat 19th Aug 2006 19:44 UTC in reply to "RE: R&D"
Ronald Vos
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2005-07-06

First, plain old microkernel? Show me a viable microkernel operating system that really functions like a microkernel OS should--with all device drivers in userspace and only the VM service in the kernel. Sure, MINIX, L4, Mach, Plan9, and others are headed down that path, but none have been successful. If Singularity really was a true microkernel operating system, that would be impressive.

As an aside: being a microkernel has never been a goal. And with managed code, it should be useless to be a microkernel, except if you would want all services restartable.

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