February 13, 2002

The brave new OS of the future

Author: JT Smith

CNN: "Imagine computers in a group providing disk storage for their users, transparently swapping files and optimizing their collective performance, all with no central administration... That scenario is part of the Farsite project at Microsoft Corp. Farsite is just one of several projects at Microsoft Research and other labs around the world that will render operating systems all but unrecognizable in 10 years. Farsite embodies several characteristics -- such as fault tolerance, self-tuning and robust security -- that will distinguish operating systems of the future." Read more here.
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