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Microsoft Builds a Simple OS

Microsoft may be in a position to replace Windows with its own new OS, after all. Microsoft Research has a brand-new, stripped-down, ready-to-rock OS development called Singularity.

The new OS is designed from scratch to resist attacks such as buffer overflows and actually checks code for stability and compatibility before it runs. It all sounds great. But, then again, Microsoft will have to do something about all that backward compatibility.

Posted by Doug Barney on April 14, 2008 at 11:52 AM


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