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[ba-ohs-talk] Future Operating Systems

http://www.computerworld.com/itresources/rcstory/0,4167,STO68143_KEY72,00.html    (01)

"Imagine computers in a group providing disk storage for their users, 
transparently swapping files and optimizing their collective performance, 
all with no central administration. But the machines providing this pool of 
virtual storage dare not trust one another completely. Indeed, a hacker 
takes over one of them and ruthlessly begins attacking others in the group.
But not to worry. Thanks to an experimental operating system technology 
called Byzantine fault-tolerant protocols, users and their data are 
protected. "    (02)

The article goes on to describe various projects, from Microsoft to Linux 
and beyond.    (03)