AWSOME: Singularity Source Released Under Academic License

Microsoft has released there research OS under there Academic License. I’ve really waited for this a long time and I’m going to play around with it. Well it’s not open source, but at least you can test is it and look at the code.

Singularity is a research Operation-System created by Microsoft to explore how a OS would look like, if you start from scratch. It focus on reliability, stability and safety. Its (nearly) entirely written in type-safe, modified version of C#.

To learn more about Singularity, watch the Channel-9 videos (in order):

Or read the papers on the research site:

The source-code:

For the opensource geeks. There is JX-OS (GPL-Licence) written in Java, which follows similar designs and goals. Sadly, it wasn’t updated for years: