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LinuxMall.com: Inferno Sparks Open Flame

Jun 22, 2000, 19:42 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michelle Head)

[ Thanks to Greta Durr/Linuxmall.com for this link. ]

"Inferno is an operating system (OS) for creating and supporting distributed services. It was originally offered by Lucent Technologies as a commercial product. Inferno has been obtained by Vita Nuova, who will release its source code, architectures, manuals and papers, along with other materials--but only to its yearly subscribers."

"York, England-based Vita Nuova was formed in 1996 by Michael Jeffrey, Charles Forsyth and John Bates as a start-up software company bent on hitching its wagon to the then-emerging Inferno technology from Lucent Bell Labs. Vita Nuova achieved that end through partnerships with Lucent from 1997 through 1999, building a company based on Inferno technical services, according to a company release."

"Inferno is capable as running as a stand-alone OS or running as a user application on a host OS. Inferno provides a portable development environment and utilizes standard protocols for communication between and within Inferno virtual machines."

"Inferno is intended to be used in a variety of network environments, including those supporting telephony, hand-held devices, TV set-top boxes attached to cable or satellite systems, and Internet computers. It is also intended to be used conjunction with traditional computing systems."

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