After a year of development, the release of the operating system Redox 0.5, developed using the Rust language and the microkernel concept, has been prepared. Project developments are distributed under the free MIT license. For testing in VirtualBox or QEMU, ready-made boot images are offered.
The Redox user environment is based on the Orbital GUI running on Wayland. Netsurf is used as a web browser. The operating system uses the concept of a microkernel, where only interaction between processes and resource management is provided at the kernel level, and all other functionality is moved to libraries that can be used by both the kernel and user applications. All drivers are executed in user space in isolated sandbox environments. For compatibility with existing applications, a special POSIX layer is provided that allows you to run many programs without porting.