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Mendel Rosenblum: Operating systems are old and busted | The Register

Link: Operating systems are old and busted | The Register.

USENIX – Operating systems aren’t so
great. They lounge like bloated monarchs on a database server — getting
far more credit than they’re worth. Clutched in their sausage fingers
are the keys to a kingdom far too vast to properly manage.

But Stanford professor Mendel Rosenblum believes virtualization may
be the guillotine that cuts the OS reign down to size. Rosenblum, who
is also a founder of VMware, called for heads to roll during his
opening keynote at the USENIX conference in Santa Clara…Virtually
roll, of course.