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In <000001bda3b1$69c810e0$12404bd1@default>, on 06/29/98 at 03:58 PM,
   "Robert C. Leif, Ph.D." <[log in to unmask]> said:

>Returning to Linux, the best way to increase the use of this operating system
>is to provide it with a core written in Ada 95.

Are you sure this is the best way to proceed on operating system use of Ada?  We
have had earlier threads on writing OS's in Ada which never went anywhere.  I
think that providing the same thing that is already available, except coded in
Ada, will not convince anyone to go for it.

I have been looking around for alternative OS possibilities to do in Ada.  One
which looks promising is the OS Toolkit being done at the University of Utah
(see http://www.cs.utah.edu/projects/flux/oskit/ ) which could be redone in Ada,
providing a basis for POSIX-like operating systems or others.  I am currently
looking at that.

Another possibility is looking towards 64 bit PCs, where a window may be open
for alternatives ( :-) ) to Windows.  Does anyone know if the gcc people are
going to port to the 64 bit Intel chip?

>Yours, Bob Leif

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