Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Dec 2009 18:04 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
OSNews, Generic OSes "An increasing number of machines are equipped with hardware that can be used to support trustworthy computing. Trustworthy computing enables applications to make strong assurances about their behavior. Existing operating systems do not provide the right execution environment for trustworthy computing, and so are unable to fully exploit this emerging opportunity. The Nexus is a new operating system for trustworthy computing. Its microkernel architecture greatly reduces the size of the trusted computing base (TCB) by moving functionality out of the kernel."
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Meh
by license_2_blather on Wed 16th Dec 2009 02:01 UTC
license_2_blather
Member since:
2006-02-05

It's an academic exercise. It got them a grant. I don't see it becoming much more than the embedded OS for the new RIAApod.

That DRM media player thing is odd, though -- not the way I would encourage free-software enthusiasts to jump on board. Maybe they are shooting for post-grant $$$.

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RE: Meh
by Ed W. Cogburn on Wed 16th Dec 2009 06:45 in reply to "Meh"
Ed W. Cogburn Member since:
2009-07-24

It got them a grant.
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That DRM media player thing is odd, though
...
Maybe they are shooting for post-grant $$$.


The DRM is probably what got them the *initial* grant.

The RIAA/MPAA/BSA/SPA/similar would love to have something like this as the embedded controller for every music/movie player and CD/DVD burner in existence...

Of course, their (wet) dream would be to force everyone to use something like this as their PC's (only) OS as well. That would be nirvana for them.

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