IBM Workplace OS

IBM Workplace OS

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Workplace OS was born in 1991 as an ambitious plan by IBM to create a new computer operating system. The goal of Workplace OS was to improve software portability and reduce maintenance costs of IBM's software by using a common microkernel base for all of IBM's operating systems. At the base of Workplace OS was a version of the Mach 3.0 microkernel developed by Carnegie Mellon University and heavily modified by the Open Software Foundation's Research Institute. On top of the microkernel, Workplace OS was to run servers that would execute DOS, OS/2, Microsoft Windows, OS/400, and AIX applications. IBM had planned for Workplace OS to run on several processor architectures, including PowerPC, ARM, and x86 computers, and ranging in size from PDAs to workstations to large servers.show more

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  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 277g
  • Commun
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136712539
  • 9786136712536