[REBOL] Re: The WorldWide Computer article ...
From: chalz:earthlink at: 15-Feb-2002 1:25
I know I'm late getting to my email, but..
Funny thing you should post this, Petr. I receive a couple of the
Lockergnome newsletters (good stuff, in my opinion -
http://www.lockergnome.com/ ), and in the Tech Specialist newsletter from
~0630 EST on 02/12 (note the date - spooky), there was this article. I
replied back to the author (of Tech Specialist) mentioning REBOL's IOS.
OS of the Future
Imagine computers in a group providing disk storage for their users,
transparently swapping files and optimizing their collective performance,
all with no central administration. But the machines providing this pool of
virtual storage dare not trust one another completely. Indeed, a hacker
takes over one of them and ruthlessly begins attacking others in the group.
But not to worry. Thanks to an experimental operating system technology
called Byzantine fault-tolerant protocols, users and their data are
That scenario is part of the Farsite project at Microsoft Corp. Farsite is
just one of several projects at Microsoft Research and other labs around the
world that will render operating systems all but unrecognizable in 10 years.
Farsite embodies several characteristics-such as fault tolerance,
self-tuning and robust security-that will distinguish operating systems of