Web site: www.capros.org
Category: Microkernel, Others
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86, ARM
Based on: EROS
The last version | Released: 1 | May 2, 2005
CapROS (Capability-based Reliable Operating System) – an experimental capability-based operating system, based on EROS, KeyKOS, and Gnosis. Ports exist for the Intel IA-32 and ARM9 architectures. CapROS is an operating system that merges some very old ideas about capabilities with some newer ideas about performance and resource management. The result is a small, secure, real-time operating system that provides orthogonal persistence.
It is a pure capability-based system that features automatic persistence of data and processes, even across system reboots. Capability systems naturally support the principle of least authority, which improves security and fault tolerance.
The CapROS project is led by Charles Landau. It was under developed by Strawberry Development Group with funding from DARPA and others.
CapROS source archive 43.7MB.tgz