Linked by Smith Johnson on Thu 27th Sep 2007 15:22 UTC
Windows According to at least one blogger, Microsoft should abandon Vista before it's too late. It would appear he's not alone in this opinion, as Microsoft has begun allowing users to downgrade back to XP. Amongst the reasons? Poor sales figures and shoddy Vista "Extras".
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RE[3]: A sidenote...
by SReilly on Thu 27th Sep 2007 20:13 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: A sidenote..."
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2006-12-28

Yeah the NT kernel is pretty robust, it does not need to be Unix like.

I think that both kernels share many of the same features. NT is a very modern, robust and secure kernel architecture. Arguably, the userland of both NT and Linux are very different but all in all, I don't think that the NT kernel needs all that much work.

I think that, if MS does want to make a break with the past, a good reason would be the discontinuation of the NT kernel in favor of Singularity. That way, NT could be virtualized for backwards compatibility and Windows could move to another level altogether without needing to worry so much with running old software.

Just my €0.02 ;-)

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