November 5, 2005
Microsoft Building Non-Windows OS
Maybe nothing will come of it, unless making money is involved, but the Microsoft Research Team has built a 300,000 line micro-kernel operating system from the ground up. Called Singularity, the operating system has been designed for reliability rather than performance. Microsoft has a web site and report from the design team on the project. Indications are that Microsoft is using the project as a lesson on how to make Windows more reliable rather than as a separate commercial endeavor. But who knows what will ultimately happen in the market. Could there in fact be a market for a reliable operating system from Microsoft? If you think this comment is pointed, then read the blog item about this at the Houston Chronicle.
News commentary from Microsoft Watch on Singularity is here.
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