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: Whats the whole point?
by Ed W. Cogburn on Sat 26th Sep 2009 07:27 UTC in reply to "Whats the whole point?"
Ed W. Cogburn
Member since:
2009-07-24

What's the point in wasting money on research?


*blink*

when they will release Windows 20, it will be a bloated monster which primary goal will be compatibility with Windows 3.1.


Wait a sec, I don't use Windows anymore, so someone please tell me, can you actually run a Win3.1 app today on Win7? Back when I was using XP, I had a number of older Win'98 games that wouldn't work no matter what I did, so it seems MS has been breaking compatibility all along whenever they wanted/needed to.

If Win20 is a bloated monster, I doubt it will be because of compatibility, more likely it'll be due to the size and complexity of that monstrosity to be known as dotNET15. ;)

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RE[2]: Whats the whole point?
by drstorm on Sat 26th Sep 2009 08:45 in reply to "RE: Whats the whole point?"
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2009-04-24

Wait a sec, I don't use Windows anymore, so someone please tell me, can you actually run a Win3.1 app today on Win7?

Yes, as long as you are using 32 bit version. The 64 bit version cannot run 16 bit software due to processor architecture limitations.

If Win20 is a bloated monster, I doubt it will be because of compatibility, more likely it'll be due to the size and complexity of that monstrosity to be known as dotNET15. ;)

Try runnung Java of the time, and you'll see that .Net 15 is not that slow after all. ;)

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