Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 22nd Feb 2007 21:24 UTC
Windows "Last month, in the first installment of this three-part series, I looked at Windows Vista kernel enhancements in the areas of processes and I/O. This time I'll cover advances in the way Windows Vista manages memory, as well as major improvements to system startup, shutdown, and power management." More here.
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RE: It supports EFI?
by Almafeta on Sat 24th Feb 2007 01:06 UTC in reply to "It supports EFI?"
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Also, Finchwizard, thanks for linking to part one! Before I read this, I was worried that Vista was mostly a GUI upgrade.

It's interesting how Microsoft assumes most users will be using heavy audio/video applications, and is altering their OS to support those programs better. That will definately put Windows into a unique place on the market (besides that only-OS-with-significant-support thing, that is), and keep Windows as the king of multimedia OSs.

I'm not impressed by 'symbolic links', however; I can't see the need or the use for them, although I suppose certain tasks might be made easier.

I hope that third-party vendors use the I/O priority system appropriately, because it seems like the sort of thing that many people will make assumptions about without trying to understand the reasoning behind. Additionally, I worry that if some malware author figures out a way to back-door his program's I/O into Critical priority, what seems like a good idea could be easily abused.

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