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OS and development environment for distributed and networked systems

Inferno is a compact operating system for building cross-platform distributed systems with advanced networking facilities and a safe concurrent programming environment. It runs as a full OS or an application with an architecture-independent virtual machine (Dis). A full development toolkit is included. It is mainly programmed in the Limbo language.


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released on 28 March 2015

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License:Vita Nuova Liberal Source LicenceJanet Casey10 May 2004
License:Vita Nuova Inferno 4th EditionJanet Casey10 May 2004

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 27 February 2017.


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