Hewlett-Packard will take a big step toward next year when it releases an operating system called Linux++ for an exotic new computer “The Machine”.
HP aims to complete Linux++ in June 2015. Software that emulates the hardware design of The Machine and other tools will be released so that programmers can test their code against Linux++. Linux++ is intended to ultimately be replaced by an operating system designed from scratch for The Machine, which HP calls Carbon.
Programmers’ experiments with Linux++ will help people understand the project and aid HP’s progress, says Kirk Bresniker, chief architect for The Machine. Bresniker hopes to gain more clues about, for example, what types of software will benefit most from the new approach.
More at MIT Technology Review [HP Will Release a “Revolutionary” New Operating System in 2015]