SharpOS 0.0.1: An OS Based on .Net

by Todd Ogasawara

I just read about...

SharpOS 0.0.1

...which is an Open Source project attempting to write an Operating System (OS) in C# based on Microsoft .Net technology. I'm not sure about the .Net part of the statement. But, I downloaded the 840KB (that's right, kilobytes, not mega- or giga-bytes) ISO file and fired it up in virtual machine using Virtual Box running on a Mac (OS X 10.5 Leopard). As you might guess from the 0.0.1 release number, the project is still in the early stages of development. But, combined with their SharpSQL relational database (no binaries released for this one yet), they should have an interesting platform to look at in a couple of years.

I wonder if someone from the Microsoft Open Source Labs group has spoken with the members of this project yet?