Evan Martin (evan) wrote in evan_tech,
Evan Martin
evan
evan_tech

Systems Software Research Is Irrelevant

Rob Pike on why Systems Software Research Is Irrelevant. The general theme is that true experimentation and novelty has died out in OS design, and why. Blaming Microsoft is a scapegoat; there are other factors discussed in detail*.


* As much detail as slides can provide.


What could we do differently? Who knows? Here's an overview of Plan 9, Pike's OS from the 80s. I am sorry to write I know nothing about it, but I will read this now, but I understand it is "different" in some radical ways.
Subscribe

  • münchen

    On that note: I'm living in Munich for the next week plus a few days. Do I know anyone around here? (PS: The LJ → PubSubHubbub → Reader…

  • deb/rpm diffing tools

    Dear Linux hackers, Chrome tends to push minor updates (often security) pretty frequently. We'd like to operate as a good member of the Linux…

  • emacs

    I've been using vim for a very long time -- over ten years -- but over those years I've envied more and more the way emacs integrates other software.…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic
    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 6 comments