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'Cosmo' — a C#-Based Operating System 406

Billly Gates writes "A new operating system called Cosmo has been developed, written entirely in C#. It shows the naysayers you can write a full OS kernel without C. So far, you need Visual Studio to compile and run it, as Mono is not supported. However, the source code can be compiled with the Express editions of Visual Studio. The project plans to add VB.NET support soon."
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'Cosmo' — a C#-Based Operating System

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  • Singularity? (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Trepidity ( 597 ) <delirium-slashdot@NOsPam.hackish.org> on Monday September 05, 2011 @03:22PM (#37310160)

    How about Singularity [wikipedia.org], Microsoft's own attempt to write an OS in an extended dialect of C#? Is this aiming at similar goals in any way?

  • Re:open source but (Score:3, Interesting)

    by dunkelfalke ( 91624 ) on Monday September 05, 2011 @03:27PM (#37310190)

    You mean like all of your PC hardware? Or have you actually lithographed your own CPU from an open VHDL source, etched the PCB of your motherboard and so on?

  • Re:And why??? (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday September 05, 2011 @03:57PM (#37310376)

    What happened to the "because I could" spirit of the true hacker?

    Slashdot lost that a good few years back.

    These days cool geek projects only get slammed for every non-real reason they can come up with against the true hacker spirit. Most of the sites users seem to be 20 years old or younger, so 'early computing' to them is a single core Pentium 2 with ram still measured in megabytes instead of just bytes, and processing power still measured in ghz or mhz above one.

    Then again I've found this to be true on most sites that claim to cater to geeks and hackers as of late, forums just flooded with anti-geek and anti-hacker types.
    Somehow slashdot attracts a lot of the anti-technology crowd too, the type who feel if their current method of doing something was 65% efficient, getting that up to 67% efficient is worthless because it doesn't solve every last problem, while the other half of the members scream how the rest of the world having problems is a perfectly legit reason to not allow hackers to hack and learn things.

    It's very pathetic and sad, but there seems to be no escape from it.
    I'm just glad to know when the IT bubble pops, those are the types who will be lost in this world with no skills left that matter, while the true hacker types will be the ones rebuilding everything

  • Re:God forbid (Score:1, Interesting)

    by luckymutt ( 996573 ) on Monday September 05, 2011 @08:37PM (#37311794)
    The devs are doing an OS in C# for, essentially, the fun of it. So What? Not entirely dissimilar to other devs:

    "I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones. This has been brewing since april, and is starting to get ready."

    and no, retards, I'm not saying that Cosmos will grow to become the next great OS. I'm just saying: don't shit on Devs for doing something for the fun of it, regardless of their choice of language.

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them WHAT to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. -- Gen. George S. Patton, Jr.