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 0603-440|0605-713 Operating System I   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Inferno is a complete network operating system (graphic capabilities, security, filesystems, and threads,...).
The Inferno operating system can be the native operating system or may run over an existing operating system.
Inferno applications are portable across all major platforms, operating systems, and networks.
www.cs.rit.edu /~hpb/Lectures/20011/OS1/all-12.30.html   (115 words)

 Inferno Thin Client White Paper
Inferno is a distributed operating system, and as such, it facilitates distributed application development in a natural way.
Inferno's distributed computing capabilities result from two simple yet powerful core tenets: every resource in the system, either local or remote, is represented by a hierarchical file system; and a user or process assembles a private view of the system by constructing a file name space that connects these resources.
Inferno applications can be so dynamic that the physical distribution of resources between local and remote can be altered between one run and the next without the application code ever being aware of this change.
www1.cs.columbia.edu /~dplewis/research/thin/thin.html   (3437 words)

Inferno is a compact operating system designed for building distributed and networked systems on a wide variety of devices and platforms.
Each Inferno system presents an identical environment to the applications, irrespective of the underlying host OS or architecture, allowing the developer to work with a truly homogeneous environment across multiple different platforms.
Inferno is not only an operating system, it is also a complete development environment, providing all the tools necessary for creating, testing and debugging the applications that run within it.
www.vitanuova.com /inferno   (511 words)

 Example Krugle Code Search: linux operating system   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
The Trion Object Oriented Operating system is an OS that is designed to meet the needs for the 21st century, with a kernel written in C++ and modelled in UML, and lots of features.
It is a well-designed, economical operating system particularly suitable for use in networked devices such as advanced video telephones, hand-held devices, TV set-top boxes, and many other embedded applications.
Inferno can run in native mode on an embedded system or in emulation mode under many different operating systems.
www.krugle.com /examples/keywords/linux-operating-system.html   (576 words)

 File system Summary
File systems may use a storage device such as a hard disk or CD-ROM and involve maintaining the physical location of the files, or they may be virtual and exist only as an access method for virtual data or for data over a network (e.g.
Microsoft Windows developed out of an earlier operating system (MS-DOS which in turn was based on QDOS and that on CP/M-80, which took many ideas from still earlier operating systems, notably several from DEC), and has added both file system and user interface ideas from several other sources since its first release (Unix, OS/2, etc).
Particular Installable File System drivers may place restrictions of their own on file and directory names; and particular and operating systems may also place restrictions of their own, across all filesystems.
www.bookrags.com /File_system   (3978 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Inferno (operating system)
The name of the operating system and of its associated programs, as well as of the company Vita Nuova that produced it, were inspired by the literary heritage of Dante Alighieri, particularly the Divine Comedy.
Inferno runs in hosted mode under several different operating systems or natively on a range of hardware architectures.
The Inferno 4th edition was released in early 2005 as Free Software under a mixture of Open Source licenses (GPL, LGPL, Lucent Public or MIT License, depending on the component).
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Inferno_(operating_system)   (581 words)

 Lucent brews Inferno - Java World
Some feel that this gives Inferno an edge since many of the functions such as security are built right into the operating system at the most basic level.
Inferno does have a full-blown operating system and a virtual machine and a protocol stack, and in a lot of respects is something Java would like to be when it grows up.
"Inferno is a unique network operating system that adapts to whatever you plug into it -- from a high-end workstation to an inexpensive hand-held device," noted Dennis Ritchie, one of the developers of C and currently head of system software research at Lucent.
www.javaworld.com /javaworld/jw-10-1996/jw-10-inferno.html   (564 words)

 Interview with Vita Nuova CEO Michael Jeffrey - OSNews.com
The Plan 9 operating system at one level will feel familiar to anyone with a UNIX background; many of the UNIX commands and utilities are available in Plan 9 and programs are written in C. Plan 9 however, is fundamentally different in its structure.
Inferno on the other hand has been designed such that it can either run as a native OS on bare hardware or as an application on existing operating system platforms (Windows 95,98,2000,NT, Linux, Solaris and others).
To confront this, Inferno can run as an application on existing systems establishing precisely the same environment that it would if it were the native operating system running on bare hardware.
www.osnews.com /story.php?news_id=750   (1166 words)

 The Inferno Operating System
Inferno is intended to be used in a variety of network environments, for example those supporting advanced telephones, hand-held devices, TV set-top boxes attached to cable or satellite systems, and inexpensive Internet computers, but also in conjunction with traditional computing systems.
Inferno draws heavily on the design of the Plan 9 operating system [1] in the way it presents resources to these applications.
Inferno is, to the extent possible, written in standard C and most of its components are independent of the many operating systems that can host it.
www.vitanuova.com /inferno/papers/bltj.html   (6268 words)

 Inferno Operating System
Inferno is suitable particularly as a platform for the programming and use of distributed applications in the network.
Inferno originally was designed in the department of research and development of Lucent Technologies (belongs to Bell Labs).
Inferno needs at least 1 mbyte RAM and ROM, supports dynamic load of modules, Unicode and is fully with source code and the licence declaration availably.
www.operating-system.org /betriebssystem/_english/bs-inferno.htm   (401 words)

 Will Lucent's new Inferno OS catch on? - SunWorld - March 1997
Inferno, announced just over a year ago and in beta since September, was first seen by some observers to be a competitor to Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Java platform.
Lucent announced one Inferno customer today, OmniBox Inc. of Stamford, CT, that plans to use the operating system in set-top boxes for a planned interactive television service that will be launched this year.
Inferno's flexibility -- using its virtual machine, applications can run on a number of different platforms -- was one key factor in their decision.
sunsite.uakom.sk /sunworldonline/swol-03-1997/swol-03-inferno.html   (541 words)

 Vita Nuova
Inferno offers an unrivalled set of tools for developing and building systems on a wide variety of devices and platforms.
See how Inferno can reduce your development costs and speed up time to market with an operating system that runs on most popular architectures and requires as little as 1mb memory.
See how Inferno can be used to create truly distributed systems with transparent access to resources and services, completely portable applications across Windows, Linux, UNIX and most popular processor architectures, advanced security and user authentication schemes and a complete development environment which runs on all supported platforms.
www.groupipc.com /Products/m-modules/Object1110.html   (335 words)

 Lucent spinoff Vita Nuova releases Inferno OS source
With Inferno, developing distributed applications and integrating with legacy systems is radically simplified through a revolutionary approach whereby all resources on a network are represented as files and accessed with basic file operations (open, close, read, write) familiar to any programmer.
Inferno is a complete solution composed of a virtual operating system, safe concurrent language, fundamental protocol, and portable development environment.
Inferno's distributed computing metaphor represents all resources on a network (data, services, computers, network interfaces and devices) as files in a forest of hierarchical file systems.
www.linuxdevices.com /news/NS2794070292   (1106 words)

 Dr. Dobb's | Inferno Application Development with Limbo | July 22, 2001
Inferno is a distributed operating system for networked devices and Internet appliances that have constrained memory and processing resources -- set-top-boxes, personal digital assistants (PDAs), intelligent telephones, and the like.
Inferno is available as a free distribution in binary format, along with source code for applications, device drivers, a C cross-compiler suite, and so on.
A unifying theme in the Inferno system is the representation of resources as files; all resources of the Inferno system are available to Limbo applications as files in a hierarchical file tree.
www.ddj.com /184404356   (2911 words)

 Inferno enters the realm of Grid Computing
Inferno now provides distributed computation, job scheduling, Grid monitoring, and process coordination for Windows, Linux, and UNIX platforms, and Web browsers can be used for remote access and control, the company says.
Inferno is available as a free download for noncommercial uses, and may be licensed for commercial purposes.
The OS is highly portable and can run on top of other operating systems or standalone on bare hardware, is well suited to the construction of distributed systems involving heterogeneous collections of computers and environments.
www.deviceforge.com /news/NS3855798670.html   (524 words)

 SingaporeMoms - Parenting Encyclopedia - 9P   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
The Inferno file protocol was originally called Styx, but technically it has always been a variant of 9P.
There is a server implementation of 9P for Unix called u9fs included in the Plan 9 distribution, and a kernel client driver for Linux as part of the v9fs project.
Inferno - The Inferno operating sytem that uses a variant of 9P called Styx (the latest version of Styx is compatible with 9P2000)
www.singaporemoms.com /parenting/9P   (206 words)

 iPaq heats up with Inferno
Inferno, an operating system originally developed by Bell Labs for devices such as set-top boxes and telephones, has been adapted to Compaq's iPaq handheld computer.
Inferno is distributed by Vita Nuova Holdings, based in York, England, which distributes the Plan 9 OS, also developed by Bell Labs.
Inferno is not distributed under an open-source license, but its source code is readily available and can be modified.
www.brighthand.com /default.asp?newsID=155   (162 words)

 Scout Report Archives
Description: Inferno, created at Lucent Technologies' Bell Labs, is a new operating system that could be the "Unix for the next century." Created by the same research lab that invented C++ and Unix, Inferno's primary goal is to operate seamlessly within a heterogeneous network environment.
Beyond that, the operating system is portable across many platforms and networks, and applications written in Limbo, the Inferno programming language, are also portable and lightweight.
Impossible to describe in a single paragraph, the Inferno operating system is a fascinating leap ahead in networking and systems technology.
scout.wisc.edu /Archives/SPT--FullRecord.php?ResourceId=5381   (144 words)

 Personal Java and Inferno for Today's Consumer Devices @ XML JOURNAL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Infernoª is an operating system for creating distributed services and is intended for use in a variety of network environments, including hand-held devices, set top boxes and inexpensive networked computers as well as traditional computing systems.
Inferno is a complete, full-service operating system that includes a real-time kernel, a concurrent programming language (Limbo), a virtual machine (Dis) and a communication protocol (Styx).
Inferno, in particular its virtual machine (named Dis), was designed with the flexibility of providing a multi-language programming environment.
xml.sys-con.com /read/35946.htm   (3461 words)

 Lucent's Inferno warms to open source model
Inferno was the name given by Lucent to Plan 9, the operating system developed by Unix inventor Dennis Ritchie at ATandT Bell Labs.
A yearly subscription costs $300 (£198) and includes the source code to Inferno, ports to a range of architectures, Inferno manual and papers, a C cross compiler and access to updates.
The idea behind Inferno was originally conceived four years ago by Dennis Ritchie, co-inventor of the Unix system and creator of the C programming language.
www.vnunet.com /articles/print/2112878   (350 words)

 IPaq heats up with Inferno OS | Tech News on ZDNet
Inferno, an operating system originally developed by Bell Labs for devices such as set top boxes and telephones, has been ported to Compaq's iPaq handheld computer.
Inferno is distributed by Vita Nuova Holdings, based in York, England, which also distributes the Plan 9 operating system, also developed by Bell Labs.
Inferno is not distributed under an open source licence, but its source code is readily available and can be modified.
news.zdnet.com /2100-9595_22-530181.html   (460 words)

 Limbo Manual (January 1997)
operator dynamically loads the code for the named module if it is not already present and instantiates a new instance of it.
operator may also be applied to strings; the result is a string that is the concatenation of the operands.
In the Inferno environment, operations corresponding to the Unix `stty' primitive are accomplished by writing messages to a control file associated with the file that handles the data.
www.vorlesungen.uni-osnabrueck.de /informatik/inferno/web/limbo.html   (11881 words)

 The Inferno Distributed Operating System, Colloquia, Research Events, Computing Science, Newcastle University
The construction of distributed systems has been hampered by the lack of a clean, perspicuous model for its components.
This seminar provides an introduction to the Inferno operating system which makes use of this idea and demonstrates how it can be used in the construction of distributed (Grid) systems.
During the course of the seminar there will be a demonstration of a distributed system encompassing a range of computing devices, large and small.
www.cs.ncl.ac.uk /research/events/colloquia/abstract.php?id=89   (203 words)

 My Dream Operating System - OSNews.com
Although this article is concerned with a hypothetical, fantasy operating system, its value would be diminished if the fantasy were not forced to exist within some limits.
This operating system will be tailored to the needs of Mike.
For these reasons, there is a huge gain in efficiency to be made by making this OS reasonably compatible with other operating systems.
osnews.com /story.php/16147/My-Dream-Operating-System   (907 words)

 Bell Labs: Inferno Available for Sun Solaris* Software   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
The combination of Inferno and Solaris is the second step in an ongoing Lucent and Sun alliance to provide network solutions in the consumer and enterprise arenas.
Inferno 1.1 is a full service inter-networking operating system that allows Inferno-enabled devices to share resources over any network.
Inferno is easy to develop, deploy, expand, manage, and afford.
www.bell-labs.com /news/1997/october/1/1.html   (436 words)

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