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Cosmos: An open-source .Net-based microkernel OS is born

Discussion in 'News' started by wagnerk, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. wagnerk
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    Cosmos: An open-source .Net-based microkernel OS is born

    Move over, Microsoft Singularity. There’s another microkernel, .Net-based operating system in town. And this one’s available under an open-source license.

    Known as Cosmos, the new, independently developed operating system (OS) is the brain child of former Microsoft Developer and Platform Evangelism team member Chad “Kudzu” Hower. Unlike Singularity — version one of which Microsoft released last year (and only to university researchers and academics) — Cosmos is available to anyone, Hower said. The developers released Milestone 1 of Cosmos at the very end of January.

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    1. Modey
      Sounds interesting mate.
    2. Phoenix
      The Microkernel based OS development is very interesting stuff, VMWare have been touting the concept of
      JeOS for a while (Just Enough OS) and the philosophy is used heavily in virtual appliances (don't by a mail app, by a mail appliance, etc) from a managed service perspective, this is great because its easy to support when you own the whole stack OS and up

      the fact that being .net based we can now start to see MS based technology used in a similar manner (it was previously only available in flavours of nix due to the ease of customising the kernel) is great stuff, especially with the powerful platform that .net is

      Nice one :)

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