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Alternative Operating Systems


2009-04-29, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Hamburg

Alternative Operating Systems

This talk was held in the KunterBuntesSeminar, courtesy of the computer science students of University of Hamburg.

Rather than delving into details, I conducted a fast-paced overview over the alternative and hobbyist operating system landscape. Well-known projects like the BSDs were covered, as well as niche projects like MenuetOS.

After we were through the slides, I invited the audience to play with the various systems in VirtualBox. Some wouldn't boot, but most of them could be studied first hand.

Together with the last few interested people I was kicked out by the janitor at 9 PM...



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