[GTALUG] Microsoft says its new Linux-based OS will secure IoT devices for a decade - TechRepublic
william at 2038.org
Wed Apr 18 18:30:08 EDT 2018
Didn't Microsoft own Xenix eventually?
"Microsoft hopes that XENIX will become the preferred choice for
software production and exchange", the company stated in 1981.
Microsoft referred to its own MS-DOS as its "single-user,
single-tasking operating system", and advised customers that
wanted multiuser or multitaskingsupport to buy Xenix. It
planned to over time improve MS-DOS so it would be almost
indistinguishable from single-user Xenix, or XEDOS, which would also
run on the 68000, Z8000, and LSI-11; they would be upwardly compatible
with Xenix, which BYTE in 1983 described as "the multi-user MS-DOS of
the future." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xenix#History
On 18 April 2018 at 18:14, D. Hugh Redelmeier via talk <talk at gtalug.org> wrote:
> | From: James Knott via talk <talk at gtalug.org>
> | What's this? Microsoft developing a Linux based OS??
> | https://www.techrepublic.com/article/microsoft-says-its-new-linux-based-os-will-secure-iot-devices-for-a-decade/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=12825460
> | It's amazing the changes at Microsoft, since Bill & Steve left.
> If they can deliver what they promise, it's a very interesting
> Most embeded software is "fire and forget". As a customer, one cannot
> expect support longevity in IoT devices these days. But it is really
> Not many companies could make that 10 year promise believable. I wish
> it were from a more disinterested company.
> I currently have this queued in my MP3 player:
> "(In)Security in Home Embedded Devices"
> Still fresh after four years.
> I got to it from Getty's blog:
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