Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Aug 2007 20:52 UTC, submitted by irbis
OSNews, Generic OSes In the view of Mendel Rosenblum, chief scientist and co-founder of virtualization vendor VMware, today's modern operating system is destined for the dustbin, a scenario unlikely to please Microsoft or any of the Linux vendors. Rosenblum's keynote on Thursday wrapped up the LinuxWorld conference, preaching the virtues of virtualization, which he believes will eventually make today's complex, some would say bloated, operating systems obsolete. "It's just going to go away", Rosenblum said.
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by Brmbolec on Fri 10th Aug 2007 22:00 UTC
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Did he forgot to take his pills? So what is he going to virtualize if not operating systems??? Air?

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RE: Pills?
by Beresford on Sat 11th Aug 2007 00:08 in reply to "Pills?"
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Title is misleading, if you read the article, it's actually the death of general purpose operating systems. He thinks that future operating systems are going to be specialized for single tasks. Something like what rPath is doing.

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RE: Pills?
by stestagg on Sat 11th Aug 2007 00:39 in reply to "Pills?"
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erm.. Hardware. VMware virtualises the hardware.

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by Xaero_Vincent on Sat 11th Aug 2007 01:14 in reply to "Pills?"
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An operating system is a must; without it a computer is just a fine piece of plastic, metal, and stripboard.

An OS is a fundamental part of the system. It schedules tasks, manages file structure, storage, provides a environment for applications to execute, mediates hardware and software communication via drivers, and presents a user interface. An OS probably does other things too but I cant think of them all, ATM.

If this guy means a different type of OS... OK then. But its very likely that people will demand even more out of their systems in the future; therefore future OSes will need to be capable of fulfilling these demands.

Edited 2007-08-11 01:18

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