__/ [ Aragorn ] on Thursday 16 March 2006 00:25 \__
> On Tuesday 14 March 2006 19:14, Roy Schestowitz stood up and spoke the
> following words to the masses in /comp.os.linux.advocacy...:/
>> This is major news, I believe.
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | Gates says services are the future for computers -- and Microsoft
>> | Company makes plans to move away from prepackaged software and into
>> | web-based applications
> Actually, according to Personal Computer Magazine, Microsoft is already
> making plans for Vista's successor - codenamed "DarkStar" or something
> - which will be a total rewrite of the operating system, whereas Vista
> I guess that "DarkStar" will be the codename for what's currently called
> Singularity, once it goes into the alpha stages... ;-)
That's what I thought, as well. Some people have argued that Singularity is
intended merely for research -- a test-of-hypothesis for future ideas.
Singularity is developed with tight comparison to BSD and Linux in mind.
,----[ Quote ]
| "What's noteworthy about it is that Microsoft compared Singularity to
| FreeBSD and Linux as well as Windows/XP - and almost every result shows
| Windows losing to the two Unix variants. For example, they show the
| number of CPU cycles needed to 'create and start a process' as
| 1,032,000 for FreeBSD, 719,000 for Linux, and 5,376,000 for Windows/XP."
By the time Singularity is a fully-cooked O/S, it will have been too late.
Not only will there be a stronger platform in existence, but it will also be
free and Open.
So I worry not.
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