As one of the few people still left without circles to drag people into I had to find some other ways to occupy some spare cycles this weekend. One of the things I ended up spending time with was videos from Apple’s WWDC 2011, as I was curious to see what core OS changes they… Continue reading Plenty of Space Left for OS-level Innovation
Spent some time on Sunday reading about various operating systems. Fun things learnt: 1. /proc (procfs), as a concept, originated from Plan 9. 2. Windows NT‘s kernel is a microkernel, just like Minix and Hurd. Well, not just like. NT isn’t a pure microkernel, but I had no idea it even used some microkernel concepts.… Continue reading Interesting OS tidbits
I’ve been a pretty lax blogger of late, well always, but nowadays I have a lot more interesting stuff to blog about and seemingly even less time to do it. The reason I’m breaking with tradition is that I spent last week at the Linux Plumbers Conference and Kristen Carlson Accardi, the conference organiser, requested… Continue reading LPC Rocked!