Wombat OS

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Wombat Operating System
DeveloperNational ICT Australia
OS familyEmbedded operating system
Initial release2004 [1]
Latest release2.6.9.1
Platformsx86, ARM and MIPS
Kernel typePara-virtualised Linux (running on top of L4Ka::Pistachio and Iguana)[2]

The Wombat Operating System is a high-performance virtualized Linux marketed by Open Kernel Labs, a spin-off of National ICT Australia (NICTA) - Australia’s prestigious Center of Excellence for Information and Communications Technology's Embedded, Real Time, Operating System Program.

Wombat is a de-privileged (para-virtualised) Linux running on top of L4/Iguana.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Staff. "Beta release of Kenge, Iguana and Wombat". Retrieved 2010-03-12.
  2. ^ a b Leslie, Ben; van Schaik, Carl; Heiser, Gernot (April 2005). "Wombat: A portable user-mode Linux for embedded systems". Proceedings of linux.conf.au. Canberra (2005). Archived from the original (pdf) on 2016-10-21. Retrieved 2016-10-21 – via https://ts.data61.csiro.au/publications/papers/Leslie_vSH_05.abstract.

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