Internet Operating System
The person who posted the question about REBOL IOS reminded me of a thought I had about 3 weeks ago that the internet, in many ways, could be defined as an operating system of sorts (I probably read that a long time ago in some pretentious IT rag).
One could argue that Google is doing exactly this. You don't differentiate between Google the service and a particular machine inside the server farm.
Do you guys remember a ruby app that was similer to this idea ?
I didn't know there were any Ruby apps.
First one that comes to my mind is Amoeba:
Inferno sounds close:
I think the Oracle Internet FileSystem could deliver an internet OS
Thank you for the links.
Andrew Tanenbaum does a lot of research on distributed operating systems; he's written some books on the subject, so I suggest those as a first step if you want to study the subject.
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