Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Apr 2009 07:53 UTC, submitted by Hentai
ReactOS The ReactOS team has pushed out version 0.3.9 of their Windows NT-compatible operating system. In case you're new to OSNews, the ReactOS project aims to create an operating system that's compatible with the Windows Server 2003 kernel and Vista's Win32. This new release brings a whole slew of improvements.
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RE[2]: A waste
by twitterfire on Thu 30th Apr 2009 21:32 UTC in reply to "RE: A waste"
twitterfire
Member since:
2008-09-11


Granted, MS could always be stupid enough to shove the .NET VM (with the required libraries) into the kernel and create a new .NET base syscall interface, but at-least given my own experience, such an OS will redefine the terms bloated and slow.

- Gilboa

What about Singularity, the future Os from MS? The kernel, the drivers and the apps are all written in managed code.

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RE[3]: A waste
by gilboa on Fri 1st May 2009 09:47 in reply to "RE[2]: A waste"
gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

Irrelevant.
If Singularity was anywhere near a production OS (after ~6 years) I would imagine that MS would have considered delaying Windows 7, and dropping the Windows NT kernel (w/ it's Win32 API).
As they didn't, I can only assume that Singularity is either -very- far from being production quality, or, most likely (considering past attempts of creating a Java based OS), Singularity's basic design has is far too problematic to be see worthy.

- Gilboa

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