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[5]: Its not the kernel
by n4cer on Mon 21st Aug 2006 12:13 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Its not the kernel"
n4cer
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If we execlude bad hardware the #1 factor for instability is windows reduced immunity, much like AIDS patient; a bad stability of drivers are because of bad windows acceptance for it.

This is rediculous. Any platform can be brought down by bad kernel mode code. On most OSes, most drivers run in kernel mode.

Then Comes the #2 Viruses. ... Tell a mac user this and he'll probably end the discussion with you. Even on linux I use Fedora Core 5 for 8 months without a single unexplained behavior.

So he ends the conversation. I don't care if he can't take the truth. Many Mac users are known for their denials of virtually anything that doesn't fit what Steve Jobs tells them. Viruses are an inevitability. When virus writers deem the Mac to be worthy of their time and money, they'll write viruses for it. Apple has lowered the barriers to entry significantly by using shared code and switching to x86. If there are people hacking around Apple's code to run MacOS on their PCs, there's probably people out there that will eventually start creating viruses. In some cases, they wouldn't even have to change their code and they'd be able to exploit MacOS and *n*x. Anyone thinking they're safe just because they're running a Mac is sorely mistaken. Both *n*x and Apple computers have had viruses written for them in the past.


Let me tell you of a worse situation, which was done by MS; Actually they bought MS DOS for couple of thousand Dollars and merely labeled it Microsoft, and next day they implemented it on IBM PCs. What a Great Job. And lets remember the MS backup utility was stolen in the first place.

More like $50+ thousand, and they didn't just stick the MS-DOS name on it and give it to IBM. On top of paying SCP/Tim Paterson (DOS' developer) for his work, they also hired him, and it took them nine months to develop the OS to meet IBM's specifications. Their backup utility wasn't stolen. You are thinking of their compression utility, which also wasn't stolen. It did, however, infringe on patents held by Stac Electronics. None of this has anything to do with NT and the fact that MS has provided a from-scratch OS before, has replaced and upgraded several systems since, and with Vista, has come a lot closer to doing a from-scratch OS again than Apple has.

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