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[7]: This isnt new
by joshv on Mon 29th Oct 2007 19:29 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: This isnt new"
joshv
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2006-03-18

NT wasn't exactly written from scratch. It's API was an extension of the pre-existing Windows API, and it's design borrowed heavily from VMS. Much of the NT design/development team came from Digital, including Dave Cutler, one of VMS's chief designers.

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