Linked by jermar on Thu 11th Mar 2010 18:56 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Version 0.4.2 of the little-known microkernel-based multiserver operating system HelenOS has been released. See their official release notes to find out what other bleeding-edge features besides an experimental and highly modular networking stack this release brings.
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Comment by strcpy
by strcpy on Thu 11th Mar 2010 19:02 UTC
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Just to give readers a little more information about this OS that was a total surprise to me:

HelenOS uses its own microkernel written from scratch and supports SMP, multitasking and multithreading on both 32-bit and 64-bit, little-endian and big-endian processor architectures, among which are AMD64/EM64T (x86-64), ARM, IA-32, IA-64 (Itanium), 32-bit MIPS, 32-bit PowerPC and SPARC V9. Thanks to the relatively high number of supported architectures and suitable design, HelenOS is very portable. On top of the microkernel, HelenOS provides services such as file systems, networking, device drivers and user interface. Most of these services are composed of multiple independent server processes, which makes HelenOS one of the most modular operating systems.

And it is BSD licensed. Sounds interesting.

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RE: Comment by strcpy
by ricegf on Fri 12th Mar 2010 15:02 in reply to "Comment by strcpy"
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The micro-kernel / server concept of HelenOS sounds surprisingly similar to the infamous Hurd. Other than the license and non-Unix orientation. And HelenOS making rapid progress. ;-)

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RE[2]: Comment by strcpy
by tchristney on Fri 12th Mar 2010 15:50 in reply to "RE: Comment by strcpy"
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You have a floppy?

Edited 2010-03-12 15:50 UTC

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