LinuxWorld: Inside the modern OS Summary: At LinuxWorld in San Francisco, VMware chief scientist and co-founder Mendel Rosenblum discusses the modern operating system and its main purpose--managing hardware and supporting application development. August 9, 2007 -- 15:48 GMT (08:48 PDT) Loading... Please wait. Topics: Software, Enterprise Software, Operating Systems, Software Development Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.