Overview of Fuchsia, a new operating system

Fuchsia is a radically new open-source operating system actively developed by Google since 2016. Its first targets are supposed to be IoT devices but multiple form-factors, including laptops, are already supported. It may be challenging to grasp what is really new or interesting in this OS, and from different points of view (system developer, user app developer, security enthusiast or end user). The purpose of this talk is to highlight and explain some interesting features and architecture choices, what is similar or different from other mainstream operating systems, what can we expect from Fuchsia, along with some insights on the development (from an outside point of view).

Mickaël Salaün