Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 30th May 2008 14:49 UTC
Windows We have learnt quite a lot about Windows 7 this week, and one of the things was that Windows 7 would not get a new kernel. The call for a new kernel has been made a few times on the internet, but anyone with a bit more insight into Windows' kernel knows that there is absolutely no need to write a new kernel for Windows - the problems with Windows lie in userland, not kernelland. While the authenticity of the Shipping Seven blog is not undisputed, the blogger makes some very excellent points regarding the kernel matter.
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by kees1869 on Mon 2nd Jun 2008 05:34 UTC
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It's not the kernel that's the problem, it's all the nontransparent crap stacked on top of it. That said though, kernels have evolved. I would like to see a truly hardware abstract kernel, running on a virtual cpu, giving binary cross platform portability. Oh and it would be so nice to see everything that belongs to a certain app/system to be contained in a single folder or package with shared components linked out virtually. EOL

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