Bluebottle OS

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A2
Company / developer ETH Zurich
OS family A2
Source model Open source
Platforms IA-32, x86-64, ARM, Cell
License BSD-like[1]
Official website a2.ethz.ch

Bluebottle (formerly known as AOS and recently as A2) is an Operating System with unconventional features. It is the next generation Native Oberon, the Oberon operating system [2][3][4] for bare PC hardware. It was developed at the ETH Zurich. It is small and fast and supports multiprocessor computers. It is completely based on an upward-compatible dialect of the Oberon programming language called Active Oberon. Its user interface supports a "point-and-click" metaphor to execute commands from text, similar to clicking hyperlinks in a browser. The interface is a zooming user interface.

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  1. ^ http://www.a2.ethz.ch/license.html ETH A2 License
  2. ^ Wirth, Niklaus & Gutknecht, Jürg. The Oberon System. Softw., Pract. Exper. 19(9): 857-893 (1989)
  3. ^ Reiser, Martin. The Oberon System: User Guide and Programmer's Manual Addison-Wesley, 1992, ISBN 0-201-54422-9
  4. ^ Wirth, Niklaus & Gutknecht, Jürg. Project Oberon - The Design of an Operating System and Compiler. Addison-Wesley, 1992, ISBN 0-201-54428-8. Out of print.Electronic Reprint.

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