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Unformatted text preview: Jelena Mamenko Operating Systems Lecture Notes on Operating Systems 8 and R&D money to demonstrate that Windows is capable of running any enterprise application (see the TPC article). Other Mainframe operating systems, such as IBM's z/OS, and embedded operating systems such as VxWorks, eCos, and Palm OS, are usually unrelated to Unix and Windows, except for Windows CE, Windows NT Embedded 4.0 and Windows XP Embedded which are descendants of Windows, and several *BSDs, and Linux distributions tailored for embedded systems. OpenVMS from Hewlett-Packard (formerly DEC), is still under active development. Older operating systems which are still used in niche markets include the Windows-like OS/2 from IBM; Mac OS, the non-Unix precursor to Apple's Mac OS X; BeOS; RISC OS; and AmigaOS. Research and development of new operating systems continues. GNU HURD is designed to be backwards compatible with Unix, but with enhanced functionality and a microkernel architecture. Microsoft Singularity is a research project to develop an operating system with better architecture....
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- Spring '09
- Operating Systems