P2P, Web Services, Wireless, and Beyond
O'Reilly Emerging Technology
Westin Santa Clara
May 13-16, 2002 -- Santa Clara, CA
Building on the momentum and excitement of the O'Reilly Peer-to-Peer and Web Services Conference.
Keynote: Rethinking The Modern Operating System
Richard F. Rashid, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Research, Microsoft
Date: Tuesday, May 14
Time: 4:00pm - 4:45pm
The user's fundamental view of a computer's operating system has
changed surprisingly little in the last 30 years. Users still "run
programs" -- either by typing or through a graphical user interface.
Programs read data from files, write and create files, and then
terminate. Data files stored on disk are generally viewed as static
repositories for information. Virtually all of the work done by a
computer on behalf of an individual is done as the result of an explicit
command. The keyboard, screen and mouse remain the dominant forms of
While certain key operating system concepts have remained
largely static, the technology around which our modern day notion of
operating systems was built has changed dramatically. In this keynote, Rick Rashid examines the reasons why our operating systems came to be designed
the way they are and looks at how increasingly rapid changes in
technology may allow us to rethink the operating system and user interface
design. Rashid will demonstrate new technologies and research-in-progress.
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