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    Richard.Hein

    , Charles wrote

    @felix9: Did you watch the presentation, well, listen too? ☺

    It is not a virtual machine. That's the point.

    C

    In fairness to Felix9, the slides do say, "Like VM design, but with higher-level abstractions and uses fewer resources", and later, "analogous to VM host/guest interface, but with higher-level abstractions - threads (not virtual CPUs) - virtual memory (not physical memory) - I/O streams (not virtual device hardware)."  So, yeah, it's not a VM ... but it's sorta kinda like one.  Since we don't have much else to compare it to.  It sounds great though.

    EDIT:  No, I haven't watched the presentation yet, I just went through the slides.