We don't need an operating system anymore

For the last 40 years we've been using traditional operating systems to run our applications. Our operating systems are designed as generic underpinnings for our applications, but they come at the cost of lots of complexity.

It doesn't have to be this way. If we're willing to embrace immutable infrastructure we can compile the OS functionality into the application itself. Or, in the case of high level languages, into the language runtime.

The results are small, fast and secure virtual machines that can do a lot of what our beloved Linux systems always have done.



Per Buer

Per Buer is the CEO and cofounder of IncludeOS. Founder of Varnish Software. Before that he worked as a programmer and later sysadmin for Linpro. Born and raised with open source software. Enjoys and makes his own sour beer.