Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Jul 2011 18:50 UTC, submitted by moondevil
Microsoft "The Microsoft and ETH Zurich research teams have published the source code of Barrelfish, a multikernel operating system for the multicore heterogeneous hardware of the future. Today's operating systems have been adapted to work on multiprocessor and multicore hardware, but they were not initially designed with multicore in mind, and they are not ready for heterogeneous hardware with hundreds of cores that is to come in the following ten years. The main problem is the concept of shared-memory and the contention arising from accessing the same data protected by locks. This is the problem that Barrelfish wants to address."
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RE: ms foss trysts
by mappy on Sun 10th Jul 2011 22:26 UTC in reply to "ms foss trysts"
mappy
Member since:
2010-06-02

MS has open sourced Visual basic 6 recently

Unfortunately that statement was retracted.

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RE[2]: ms foss trysts
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 11th Jul 2011 20:03 in reply to "RE: ms foss trysts"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

No, it never was a statement by Microsoft. Just one guy's bad practical joke, and one joke of a journalist who "confirmed it".

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