Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Sep 2012 16:56 UTC, submitted by Andy McLaughlin
OSNews, Generic OSes "Visopsys (VISual OPerating SYStem) is an alternative operating system for PC-compatible computers, developed almost exclusively by one person, Andy McLaughlin, since its inception in 1997. Andy is a 30-something programmer from Canada, who, via Boston and San Jose ended up in London, UK, where he spends much of his spare time developing Visopsys. We had the great fortune to catch up with Andy via email and ask him questions about Visopsys, why he started the project in the first place, and where is it going in the future."
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RE[4]: The hardest part
by ssokolow on Mon 17th Sep 2012 20:12 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: The hardest part"
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Yeah. Microsoft actually does have an incentive to standardize drivers.

Aside from malware, the biggest source of kernel instability these days is buggy drivers. So, the more Microsoft can get more hardware sharing less code that they write and test themselves, the more stable Windows becomes.

(And the easier it is to push the PR line that locking down the system, iOS-style, will kill rootkits and spyware without harming any legitimate users)

Edited 2012-09-17 20:24 UTC

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