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Coping with the Past

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This paper takes the position that the problems of inventing new operating system designs are to a large extent dwarfed by those of finding satisfactory means of evolving to a situation in which full advantage can be taken of these new system designs. It then goes on to analyze briefly the problems that already exist as a result of past operating system developments, and how new system developments could usefully be influenced by a concern for the problems of evolvability that they in turn will inevitably cause.

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Author(s): Randell B

Editor(s): Karshmer, A., Nehmer, J.

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Operating Systems of the 90s and Beyond

Year of Conference: 1991

Pages: 72-76

ISSN: 0302-9743 (Print) 1611-3349 (Online)

Publisher: Springer-Verlag


DOI: 10.1007/BFb0024527

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Series Title: Lecture Notes in Computer Science

ISBN: 9783540549871