A virtual operating system

Hall, D.E., Scherrer, D.K. and Sventek, J.S. (1980) A virtual operating system. Communications of the ACM, 23(9), pp. 495-502. (doi:10.1145/359007.359010)

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Moving to a new system is costly and error-prone. The problem can be reduced through use of a virtual operating system that disentangles computing environments from their underlying operating systems. The authors report on their successful experience in doing this and achieving inter-system uniformity at all three levels of user interface: virtual machine, utilities, and command language.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sventek, Professor Joseph
Authors: Hall, D.E., Scherrer, D.K., and Sventek, J.S.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Research Group:Embedded, Networked and Distributed Systems
Journal Name:Communications of the ACM
Journal Abbr.:CACM
Publisher:ACM Press

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