Microsoft's Other OS
Posted 07 November 2005 - 02:16 PM
Microsoft Research has developed a prototype of a microkernel operating system,
code-named 'Singularity.' Its most surprising feature: It has nothing to do with Windows.
I quote: "What would a software platform look like if it was designed from scratch with the primary goal of dependability?"
"Singularity is not Windows. Every line of code was written from scratch," said Galen Hunt, a senior researcher with Microsoft Research who is helping to spearhead the Singularity project.
Microsoft have basically got a project going on here to wipe 'Windows' off the map and replace it with something that is new from a new code base and everything. It won't be NT based or any of that, a complete new start which is AMAZING!
How far are MS with this HUGE TASK?
Again i quote: "We have developed a working kernel, as originally conceived," said Hunt. "Now we can build a lot of components on top of it."
The whole thing is going to be written with tighter and with DIFFERENT code, the things that make windows WEAK will be moved out.
This is like being told we are going to have to live on mars or something, i only hope this does happen and that it doesn't merge with co-existing or future projects and become Windows and that they really get this up off the ground. I don't doubt useful features of Windows would make it in but they would be re-written again with increased stability.
I would appreciate your opinions on this
Posted 07 November 2005 - 02:24 PM
I got to it first
Anyways I think it's a good concept, I just hope it goes farther and becomes a complete Operating System and DOESN'T get "Microsoft Windows" shoved onto it!
Posted 07 November 2005 - 02:33 PM
Anyway we can chat about it still
It's things like in XP when i run some wizards if i try and open another Application the thing sometimes crashed, it never happens in Server, so lets hope if this thing surfaces that its locked and loaded and will blow any OS away (without needing 546845 GB of RAM)
I think its a BRAVE thing doing this, whats not clear is if it will look different.
Posted 07 November 2005 - 03:38 PM
Posted 07 November 2005 - 03:50 PM
The thing is i wonder if this is just to shake off virus' and stuff that is mainly written for the Windows Platform.
Posted 07 November 2005 - 04:05 PM
BUT we owe a great deal to viruses and hackers, they are the reason computers are as secure and advanced as they are today!
Posted 07 November 2005 - 05:19 PM
Posted 07 November 2005 - 05:23 PM
Not like karls' and his 98%
BTW, how is the old flash os coming now? I'll see you in ...the Meeting room!
Posted 07 November 2005 - 06:10 PM
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