Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 28th Sep 2009 23:15 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Microsoft It seems like Microsoft Research is really busy these days with research operating systems. We had Singularity, a microkernel operating system written in managed code, and late last week we were acquainted with Barrelfish, a "multikernel" system which treats a multicore system as a network of independent cores, using ideas from distributed systems. Now, we have a third contestant, and it's called Helios.
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RE[3]: State of Singularity
by dragSidious on Tue 29th Sep 2009 15:04 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: State of Singularity"
dragSidious
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2009-04-17

You think that QNX is that widely used? I also forgotten that Vxworks is a Microkernel.

So ya.. a shitload of them in embedded systems.

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But having personal, first-hand experience with QNX.. they are pretty detestable things to work with and on and can't scale up very well.

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RE[4]: State of Singularity
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 29th Sep 2009 16:19 in reply to "RE[3]: State of Singularity"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

But having personal, first-hand experience with QNX.. they are pretty detestable things to work with and on and can't scale up very well.


Are you serious? QNX powers everything from high-tech medical equipment, down to VCRs, and all the way back up to the Space Shuttle's robotic arm. What do you mean "it doesn't scale"?

Again - there is more to computing than desktops, laptops, and servers. There's a much larger area of computing where general purpose stuff like NT, Linux, and Mac OS X don't dare to go because of a fear of getting curb stomped.

Edited 2009-09-29 16:20 UTC

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