Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Dec 2010 22:53 UTC, submitted by krishna
OSNews, Generic OSes Check out the new screencast presenting the Genode Live CD 10.11. For those of you who like to get a glimpse of the recently released Live CD but hesitate to download and boot the ISO image, the Genode developers have prepared a screencast on Youtube with a guided walk-through.
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RE: Real world example?
by nfeske on Fri 24th Dec 2010 10:14 UTC in reply to "Real world example?"
nfeske
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2009-05-27

Of course! Right now, the Genode development is primarily geared to special-purpose applications where the low-complexity trusted computing base of a microkernel-based system is immediately beneficial. For example thin clients used in security-sensitive environments or point-of-sales devices. But with its current feature set, it could already be used as the underpinning of a limited OS in the line of Chrome OS.

Ultimately, however, the project strives towards general-purpose computing. For this reason, self-hosting Genode on Genode is one of the most important milestones for 2011.

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RE[2]: Real world example?
by pandronic on Fri 24th Dec 2010 14:20 in reply to "RE: Real world example?"
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2006-05-18

Ultimately, however, the project strives towards general-purpose computing.


I think I might have misworded my question. This is what I was curious about - general-purpose OS.

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RE[3]: Real world example?
by Neolander on Fri 24th Dec 2010 14:49 in reply to "RE[2]: Real world example?"
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2010-03-08

Indeed, your initial wording sounded like OSs with a special purpose are not "real OSs", a way of thinking which is the starting point of software bloat ;)

Edited 2010-12-24 14:50 UTC

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