Inferno, created at Lucent Technologies' Bell Labs, is a new operating system that could be the "Unix for the next century." Created by the same research lab that invented C++ and Unix, Inferno's primary goal is to operate seamlessly within a heterogeneous network environment. By abstracting resource interfaces to a common format, Inferno provides a general way to access all resources, both local and remote. Beyond that, the operating system is portable across many platforms and networks, and applications written in Limbo, the Inferno programming language, are also portable and lightweight. Impossible to describe in a single paragraph, the Inferno operating system is a fascinating leap ahead in networking and systems technology. Inferno is useful for research, development, learning, and many other possibilities. Freely available, Inferno 2.0 runs on Win95/NT, Solaris, and Linux.
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