JavaScript OS


For one reason or another it would be awesome to write an Operating System in X, where X is some specific language or environment with some specific property.  I’m really excited about the work from Microsoft Research about an OS written entirely in managed code:


https://channel9.msdn.com/Showpost.aspx?postid=227259


But wouldn’t it be awesome if there were an Operating System written in JavaScript?  Obviously all the low-level OS functions are already taken care of by the browser, but seriously.  JavaScript can do a lot of neat things and when you add AJAX to the mix the sky is the limit.


… but what’s next?  What about richER client experiences.  What then?  Would having the ability to launch processes, start threads, managed a windowing layer help out? 

Comments (1)

  1. Cool idea!

    Kinda along the lines of what you’re thinking, if you haven’t seen it already, some guys over at http://www.osflash.org/fc64/ have emulated the Commodore 64 all using Flash 9..  (the live demo is kinda slow loading)

    I guess xbap kinda lets you do some of the things you mentioned from a browser.. if you’re running in full trust..

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