Friday, December 16, 2005

Microsoft working on another OS, but it's more like Unix...

Apple Matters | Singularity

Some interesting stuff here about a MS Research OS called Singularity.

James makes some great points about the pros and cons, but one of his arguments is flawed.

He talks about the short-sightedness of using Sing# to code the OS and code apps for the OS. I don't see any problem in this, longer term, since MS would no doubt use their existing CLR (Common Language Runtime) architecture, which would make application coding language independant and potentially/probably the coding of the OS itself as well... (Spec# basically being extensions to [Spec#] extensions to [C#] extensions to [C++] extensions to C)

Good to see there are some seriously open-minded people at MS!

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