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VMware fires Photon torpedo – a homegrown Linux for microservices

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Thought I'd heard the name before wrt lightweight OS stuff...

Anyone in VMware land know how to use a search engine?

Any trademark lawyers short of a couple of thousand dollars?

Anyways, I'm pleased to hear VMware's stuff 'only' needs 300MB.

A decade or more ago, QNX did a demo of OS, networking, and their Photon microGUI.

All running on a generic x86 off a 1.44MB floppy. Yes 1point44MB not 144 MB.

Any guesses as to how big the "attack surface(s)" might be if it was done right?

Don'tcha love progress.

http://www.qnx.co.uk/developers/docs/6.4.1/neutrino/sys_arch/photon.html (and doubtless elsewhere)

http://toastytech.com/guis/qnxdemo.html (simple writeup)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_VlI6IBEJ0 Corresponding demo video (only 3 minutes)

(Caution: turn the sound right down)

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