Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th Sep 2009 23:12 UTC, submitted by Still Lynn
Microsoft Most of us are probably aware of Singularity, a research operating system out of Microsoft Research which explored a number of new ideas, which is available as open source software. Singularity isn't the only research OS out of Microsoft; they recently released the first snapshot of a new operating system, called Barrelfish. It introduces the concept of the multikernel, which treats a multicore system as a network of independent cores, using ideas from distributed systems.
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RE[7]: Comment by kaiwai
by tobyv on Sat 26th Sep 2009 07:20 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by kaiwai"
tobyv
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2008-08-25

I see now that you can't help diminishing the effort, and any unique value it has -- seemingly because it is either from a commercial source, or Microsoft specifically


Not at all! It is great that companies like Microsoft contribute to pure OS research. More companies should take their lead.

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