Microsoft's non-Windows Singularity OS

Posted on Monday, Nov 07 2005 @ 15:37 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Microsoft Research has developed a prototype of a new microkernel operating system that has nothing to do with Windows. It's codenamed Singularity and focuses on dependability instead of performance.
"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.

Like all Microsoft Research projects, Singularity has no definitive commercialization trajectory. Microsoft could opt to commercialize it as is, embed elements of it in other products or simply rely on the learnings from the project to inform other efforts at the company.
Head over to Microsoft-Watch to learn more.


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