Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Sep 2006 13:51 UTC, submitted by Tyr.
Windows "The difficulties in developing Vista stemmed from its monolithic structure and the need for 'backwards compatibility', ie ensuring that software used by customers on older versions of Windows will work under Vista. This vast accumulation of legacy applications acts like an anchor on innovation. The Vista trauma has convinced some Microsoft engineers that they will have to adopt a radically different approach." I said something similar months ago.
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RE: Singularity?
by Bonus on Tue 12th Sep 2006 16:32 UTC in reply to "Singularity?"
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Well if you mean .NET virtual machines running on any system. Does virtual hardware make using virtual machines more legitimate to take over the industry? I don't see virtualazation as the wave of the future but more a side tool stabalize. Native code just doesn't fit into this landscape and native code is needed for portability even if they do open source Java etc.

Regardless, putting Windows under .NET will just make it more complicated then it is. How can i control the hardware when everything is virtualized. It just seems so bloated. In my experiecne with managed languages, although they works great in minor instances and web services it bugs out allot on higher levels hence why Wings 3D are written in Erlang as a smaller modeler.

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