What would happen if we will write a new OS from scratch right now? can we do it better? can we improve security and robustness? can we prevent unexpected interactions between applications?
“what would a software platform look like if it was designed from scratch with the primary goal of dependability?” 
These are the type of questions that the Microsoft Research team was trying to answer around 18 years ago and it was then when they came up with a pretty cool name for their new OS — Singularity.
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