Singularity – Microsoft’s Experimental OS

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?” [1]

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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