Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Oct 2007 13:48 UTC
Windows Earlier today, OSNews ran a story on a presentation held by Microsoft's Eric Traut, the man responsible for the 200 or so kernel and virtualisation engineers working at the company. Eric Traut is also the man who wrote the binary translation engine for in the earlier PowerPC versions of VirtualPC (interestingly, this engine is now used to run XBox 1 [x86] games on the XBox 360 [PowerPC]) - in other words, he knows what he is talking about when it comes to kernel engineering and virtualisation. His presentation was a very interesting thing to watch, and it offered a little bit more insight into Windows 7, the codename for the successor to Windows Vista, planned for 2010.
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my dream
by markoweb on Mon 22nd Oct 2007 17:27 UTC
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2006-11-30

I dream of the day when Microsoft creates a sister company (just so that all those "monoply" aqusations wouldn't hold place and MS could do what ever with that product - for instance integrate AV).

That sister company should create a following OS:
1) Purely 64-bit (maybe even 128...)
2) Based on Singularity (great stuff that)
3) The .NET Framework should BE-THE-API (no need for p/invoke and stuff like that)
4) Everything even remotely related to backwards compatibility should be handled via virtualization
5) New PC hardware wouldn't hurt either. Throw out all the legacy crap (yes, your current hardware is also built around f**ked-up backwards compatibility layers) and definently redesign the USB stuff (programming for USB is such a-pain-in-the-A**)
6) Throughout, openess and well documentation should be embraced. For instance Bill Gates's letter - in which he said that ooxml should render perfectly only in IE - made me sick to my bones (really, somebody shoot that idiot instead of throwing a cake in his face).

I guess I'll be dead, burried and long forgotten before that ever happens... ;)

Edited 2007-10-22 17:28

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