Linked by Dan Massameno on Wed 4th May 2011 21:28 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft has released new details on an experimental operating system concept named Drawbridge. In early March Microsoft researchers presented a paper entitled Rethinking the Library OS from the Top Down. The paper describes a new interaction between a user-level application and its OS. The paper can be found at the ACM Digital Library [frustratingly, we can't redistribute the article since it's behind a paywall, like too much of the scientific world]. It describes an ambitious plan to separate the traditional API parts of an OS from the underlying kernel of the OS. But a full analysis requires some background.
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RE[3]: Can anyone explain?
by Tuishimi on Fri 6th May 2011 23:17 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Can anyone explain?"
Tuishimi
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2005-07-06

Re: API, yes, a good thing. I was just wondering if they meant separate files per application or reorganizing the way entries are written to the [one] registry so that application separation is not buried as deeply as it is now and there are no cross-referenced values, stuff like that.

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RE[4]: Can anyone explain?
by bogomipz on Fri 6th May 2011 23:26 in reply to "RE[3]: Can anyone explain?"
bogomipz Member since:
2005-07-11

Because much of the state of the OS is contained within the package, the app could more easily be migrated from one running machine to another.

I read this as meaning the registry is stored inside the application package.

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RE[5]: Can anyone explain?
by Tuishimi on Fri 6th May 2011 23:28 in reply to "RE[4]: Can anyone explain?"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Yes, now that you mention it, that does seem obvious. ;)

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