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Bell Labs, formerly AT&T Bell Labs and now under the umbrella of the $21 billion Lucent Technologies, has announced Inferno, software they hope will soon be everywhere. It can run on a wide variety of platforms, from remote controls up to workstations and servers. It offers operating system functionality, a platform-independent and buzzword-compliant language called Limbo, a virtual machine termed Dis, and, to make the marketer's product naming nightmare complete, a network protocol called, affectionately enough, Styx.
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