Inferno

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Inferno

A distributed operating system from Vita Nuova Holdings Limited (www.vitanuova.com) that is a spin-off of the Plan 9 system developed at Bell Labs. Inferno uses fewer resources than Plan 9 and includes its own virtual machine (Dis) and concurrent programming language (Limbo). Inferno can also run on top of other operating systems, including Windows, Unix and Plan 9. See Plan 9 and distributed operating system.
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Twice he was heaved, kicked, and shouldered back again into the unpaintable inferno of a hotly contested charge.
Well, Bunny, if they don't want you there, there's a little Inferno in the Albany where you will be as welcome as ever
Every sweet lover's inferno unguessed of by Dante she led me through.
My purpose was to stroll into the shade for a moment; but no sooner within than it seemed to me I had stepped into a gloomy circle of some Inferno.
The young stranger, who was not unstudied in the great poem of his country, recollected that one of the ancestors of this family, and perhaps an occupant of this very mansion, had been pictured by Dante as a partaker of the immortal agonies of his Inferno.
She heard him at last, and, as if overcome by fate, began to totter silently back toward her stuffy little inferno of a cottage.
The answer is a big no; they are totally vulnerable and exposed to infernos of all kinds.
Land grabbers or 'Qabza Group' have been very active in these man-made infernos.
Fire authorities warned that deadly infernos awaited unless the brush was burned early in the year.
This relationship will help us to integrate the INFERNOs and FLINTs into the fabric of the studio, networking them and leveraging their capabilities to fuel workflow throughout the studio rather than limiting the systems in isolated and dedicated suites.
Lucent Technologies Inc says it has several venture capital firms interested in buying its Inferno distributed real-time operating system technology but wouldn't say how far the discussions have progressed of what sums of money are being talked about.
Inferno unveiled its component technology at the ESC because it is an event attended primarily by engineers, developers and managers in the embedded systems community.