Well, this is a rarity indeed! According to Microsoft Watch, Microsoft Research has released a new kernel, together with a few papers and presentations about it. Check out the Microsoft Research Singularity site for details, including an overview PDF whose title is footnoted. Ugly.
Two thought-provoking tidbits:
- It’s a microkernel (unlike Windows… don’t argue, it’s true!)
- It’s written in a managed (i.e. C#-like) language
So, maybe the day of writing drivers in Visual Basic is closer than initially expected!