An operating system written in C#

Microsoft Research is creating a new operating system written in C#. The operating system is called Singularity and there is an interview with the creaters at Channel 9. Very interesting stuff! – Alfred (Microsoft)


A look at Shared Source

Here is an interesting look into Microsoft’s Shared Source Initiative from an ex-Softie, over on O’Reilly’s The author highlights some of the projects Microsoft has begun under the initiative, such as WiX over on SourceForge. Another one to take a look at is FlexWiki. (courtesy of Scoble) -Kevin (Microsoft)


New version of F# available for FREE download

Don Syme points out on his blog that a major new version of F# has been released.  F# combines the safety and productivity of ML with the libraries, tools and cross-language working of .NET.  Check out the screenshots. Also, version 1.2 of SML.NET was released earlier this month. -James (California State Univ., Long Beach)


Centralization of BitTorrent Networks

(courtesy of Slashdot) A group of local (Seattle local) grad students published an article analyzing BitTorrent networks. Worth a quick read. -Kevin


Does the Brain Work Like the Internet?

Computer scientists studying the stability of Internet connections may someday find their research used to help patients suffering from schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease or stroke. Read more… -James (Cal. State University, Long Beach)


Researchers claim Linux has fewer bugs

From Slashdot: Wired has an article stating that according to a four-year analysis of the 5.7 million lines of Linux source code conducted by five Stanford University computer science researchers, the Linux kernel programming code is better and more secure than the programming code of most proprietary software. Read more here… –Eric (Grand Valley State University)