I own a new/old Operating System. It is not a clone of UNIX or Windows. It was from scratch written back in the 1980s as a multi platform, multi tasking, process to process, architecture.
At that time it was ported to the 386, the Fairchild Clipper, the Motorola 68020 and the IBM 9370(370) architectures. It looked like a Mac on steroids. The UI was a Xerox PARC type. The process to process messages were a bit like HTTP in that they were fully compatible with all of interconnected, supported, hardware architectures.
I nearly sold RING to IBM for a product that was code named the “370MK” for MacKiller. The 370MK was based on an IBM 370 chip set named “Churchill”, with only 3 chips. After a fun presentation in Armonk with 80 engineers attending, an IBM VP vetoed the entire project in favor of continuing with OS2. We all know where that went.
It appears to me that Microsoft has invested seriously in the implementation of .NET Core. I haven’s been able to contact anyone in Microsoft to discuss my thoughts. I’m interested to determine if the .NET Core team is interested in support for a unique, new OS.
Last summer I mentored an intern to transcompile RING’s proprietary source code, over 1 million lines, to C#. We made progress until the intern returned to college. We gained enough traction to conclude it was a feasible task.
Once the transcompiler would become operational, and the RING source converted to C#, we would adapt .NET Core to run upon RING . If any kernel level code was not appropriate for C#, it would be written in C.
The target here would be a solution for IoT real-time devices. Not graphical type smartphones. The human interface would be solely command line or browser based.
My goal would be to re-implement RING as full real-time OS, optimized for the ARM architecture and initially deployed on the Raspberry Pi 3 at no charge for experimentation while available for small per unit fees for commercial products.
I would having feedback other than, " no one needs another Operating System". I heard that before the Android and Steve’s Unix variant, iOS.