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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RE: my dream
by sbergman27 on Mon 22nd Oct 2007 17:55 UTC in reply to "my dream"
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1) Purely 64-bit (maybe even 128...)


Oops! You lost a lot of credibility with that. What, pray tell, do you think that > 64 bits would buy you? At the traditional rate of memory increase of doubling about every 2 years, even the 48 bits allotted to memory access in current 64 bit processors will last us 30+ years. And that's just a hardware limitation. It can easily be increased to 64 bits, extending us out to 60+ years. 64 bit filesystems are good for a about 40 years at the current exponential rates of expansion. (The 128 bitness of the otherwise excellent ZFS was, quite frankly, a marketing gimmick.)

And besides, what processor would you run this 128bit OS on? Did AMD announce something that I missed?

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


Well, you are thinking in the right time scale, anyway.

Edited 2007-10-22 18:00

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